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Let's see em, low low cars/trucks WITHOUT bags!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by carbed87, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. Denise took this photo in Knoxville,Tenn. a few years ago.

    The late Deuce Roadster & me going for a ride. HRP

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  2. 51_special
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    alright i'll play. heres my 51 buick. 1 and 1/2 coils cut out of the front and el camino springs out back. frame is 6 inches at the rockers. thinking about going lower but not sure yet. its gonna cost more than i have for now but wouldnt mind putting on 2 and 1/2 dropped uprights and c-notching the rear to get her 3 and 1/2 off the ground.
     

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  3. Gator
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    Here's my '55... Installed a Camaro clip this winter with stock height spindles and springs.

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  4. Shinerunner88
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    This our 1956 Studebaker no air bags just great chassis work, and never bottomed out in 14 years.
     

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  5. peeduh
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    I just busted out laughing at this. Hilarious

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  6. peeduh
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    What did you do in the back to get it that low?

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  7. Gman0046
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    My 64 Biscayne with 2" drop spindles in the front and short coils in the rear. Almost too low. Speed bumps a problem and bottoms out if someones in the back seat and bags in the trunk.

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  8. devilscustom
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    Mine Mercury , is pretty low 10509772_10200620368067572_8818996573967720296_n.jpg
     
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  9. flamedabone
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    Peeduh, here is another shot of the Merc. One of the best riding cars I ever built. The fact that is was 47 feet long helps....

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    -Abone.
     
  10. LOST ANGEL
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    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club

  11. 20160406_153638.jpg latest build. Drives like a dream.
     
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  12. gearheadbill
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    20+ years ago now. I like 'em low. Drove it a lot; replaced chin pan a couple of times. my 41.jpg
     
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  13. Jalopy Joker
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    DSCN8266.JPG wife's '50 Chevy
     
  14. LOWDUG37
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  15. LABOONS
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  16. need louvers ?
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    That was featured in Rodder's Digest years ago, right? Love it! If it's the same car I'm thinking, it's stance had a big influence on my '48 Plymouth that was going together about the same time.
     
  17. FrankenRodz
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    How's this for low!
    I channeled the Cab 5". P1010006.JPG P1010007.JPG
     
  18. Ron Brown
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    Danny...was going thru old posts and saw this...very nice. Do you have anymore pics. Im assuming its a PU. Man I love this Ron
     
  19. Ron Brown
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    Well I think this pretty much wins the "I am lower than you are" contest:cool:
     

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  20. Stu D Baker
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    from Illinois

  21. Dago 88
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    My F100 lowered the old fashion way. :) Digital 080.jpg Digital 039.jpg
     
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  22. This was my 27 "T" Coupe, regret selling it now :(:(
    but this one was nice and low,
    As another guy said on this thread, to the
    Question
    :eek:" what do you do about the undulations in the road."
    Answer
    o_O"Brace yourself.";)
    To be honest the only time I had a problem was when I went over a really large speed bump, which was not regulation height and I knocked the plug out of the sump :oops:
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    :DMy trusty old 1923 Center Door, had it since 1978, low on the front and low enough on the back for comfort.

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    In the background another sold vehicle 37 Coupe which I lowered again.
    Like the raked and like them lower.:cool::D
     
  23. ratrod0
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  24. jnaki
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    Hello,
    When we lowered the 1951 Olds back in 1956, there were people who cut out coils, used clamps to make the lowering simple, and also used smaller rims and tires to get the effect. There were no speed bumps or parking lot bumps, so the only thing was steep driveways to worry about. We used the clamps to see how far we could go before the ride was compromised and whether or not the tires rubbed while driving and turning. The car with clamped springs made noises over the slightest bumps and dips. Then we finally figured out and inch in the back and 1.5 in the front was the max. We had the coils cut and the car rode well as a daily driver. We sold it to a friend in 58, so it lived for quite some time after us with the cut coils. It was a comfortable cruiser and looker.
    Jnaki
     

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