The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by carbed87, Jan 9, 2011.
Unless you built it to be parked in a photoshopped picture, I'm not buyin it.
Cut the front coils 2 turns, step notched the rear of the frame and flattened out the leaf spring pack, I am running original sized Firestone tires 7.60-15's, that's about as low as I can go because of the tire size, those things are huge
No Bags !!!! Just Blocks,Drop coils and Clamps.
It's not as low as most on this thread but it was a WHOLE lot higher before the drop..
One more of mine before I did the art work.
Ok count me in. This is my 52 that I sold a few years back. Anybody seen it lately?
my favorite ruler
Bags are for groceries.
How bout Jdubbya's truck?
Just blocks and cut coils.
Here's my beater. Front is turned down torsion bars and 25" tall tires. The rear could stand to be lower and I may bag it sometime.
The frame rail immediately following the front wheels is about 3" off the ground. Fortunately it is the lowest part of the car. I do sometimes drag on speed bumps.
Maybe it doesn't seem really low? The crossmember sits directly in the middle of the front wheels... fortunately.
Mustang 2 with dropped spindles and s-10 rear with 3" lowering blocks.
What about us hydraulic dudes?
Here is one with cut coils
Not so low in the back but I could step on the front bumper and crush a beer can laying under it.
One year earlier sitting in front of my inlaw's house in McGregor TX after a 2552 mile road trip in 1981
i love that caddy!
2 1/2 drop spindles and 1 inch blocks in the front and 3 inch blocks and the shackles flipped in the rear 14 inch wheels rides nice . i believe that this is as low as i can go around here the roads are shit !
Chopped coils with smaller tires.
2-1/2 inches, springs only, I've got over 12,000 mile on it.
chopped springs, 3 1/2 coils then heated and bent the end down
Man for some reason I cant upload any pics tonight!!!!!
Pic by Kustom52... the car is long gone. No bags, rubbed everywhere, but handled like a race car (bias plys screaming for mercy at 70mph in the corners).
Pre flames on MII front blocks and dearched springs in back no notch about 2" between axle an frame. Is it just me or is the frame real flat in the back on these fleetlines?
baremetal48.....that truck is SWEEEEET!
Running with airshocks. No bags.
3" springs and 2" blocks in the rear (soon to be 3" blocks), notched rear cross member and 2" cut stock spindles (for now... not low enough!)
Great thread...lets see more inspirations!
Yeah man! I like '59's, too....looks like it was a neat one. I want some pinners for mine for when I get bored.
The front frame section at the cowl area is MUCH lower than the rockers...it makes it pretty hard to get 'em to look too low without a bunch of work.
It's my daily beater, so...not looking for a major project. I have enough of them already!
I like 'em low and "natural", anyway...
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