The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by The Shocker, Jun 5, 2011.
My 47 Ford doesn't like speedbumps very well.
The Bonneville I use to have sat about 3 inches off the ground and I rode that heffer everywhere....
My '40.... Not a lot of miles on this yet, but pretty low.
you nailed it on the nickname! Freakin awesome pics . Gonna make the firsst one my sceensaver! Are you sure this thing isn't bagged?lol.
My Riv. 3" drop.
Mine's not quite as low as some of the ones on here, but it is a true daily driver-- the only car I own. About 3.5" ground clearance at the frame. (soda can for reference)
Here is a pic of my 62 chrysler 300 and my 55 olds. The chrysler is dropped spindles, and cranked down torsion bars. It is about 1"off of the snubbers but it rides real well. the rear is 4" blocks. My 55 is dropped spindles and cut coils, the rear is dearked springs and 4' blocks. It also rides real well.
My old 48 chevy. No air ride. Mustang 2 up front with dropped spindles and cut springs and a s-10 frame from the cab back with leafs and 3" lowering blocks. Rode like shit in the front, hit bridges real hard.
My wifes `48. As low as we were willing to go without bags. Crossmember is 2 1/2".
Mustang II and blocked rear/removed leaves(S10 springs)
I did add an angled skid plate to the crossmember to slide over if hit.
The F-1 is a static drop also. Dodge subframe and rear is flipped to the top of springs. Both trucks are driven often.
Scrub lines are all good.
My '57 Plymouth has torsion bars turned down up front, and 3" blocks in the rear.
The crossmember is the lowest part of the car, and everything tucks up inside the frame, including the exhaust.
It's about 1.5" off the ground at the lowest point. The crossmember sits directly between the front wheels, so it rises and falls with the tires over speed bumps. It's really not too hard to drive around.
The image with the grass is not photoshop! Maybe it sank into the soft ground, but it didn't have any trouble driving 50 miles there or 50 miles back home.
^^^ jeez! thats low. mine sis just like yours....but when aired out. :O
I think the suspension crossmember is the lowest point on my car too ... but if I go over a speed bump just a little too fast, it gives it a nice smooch with the second lowest point-- the trans crossmember.
I had about 2" to 3" of clearance between the crossmember and the pavement. The construction grate overlapped a little higher than that.
Damn, that thing sits awesome! I would have thought it was on bags. It must scrape on even road reflectors.
Holy Crap he posts again.....all in one year
Jeffsled's merc is low
my fleetline on the left, C.E. MII crossmember, c-notched rear
These two pics speak volumes... this is what it's all about. (IMO)
What is this term static drop and where did this come from and when ???? WTF!? I can tell by the thread it means no bags but static ??
Static = doesnt move ...stays in the same place, like a static display ...
While all these examples of low ride heights look pretty cool, you would get tired of riding in or driving them in very short order.
Those examples lower than a soda can are just plain stupid.
I'm talking about banging and scraping and bottoming out over every little pimple in the road, dragging the underside components to the point that things start leaking from abrasion or impact damage.
Then the fillings will start falling out of your teeth and your back will get sore.
Ok the last few were extreme but you get the point.
The older I get the more I like my comfort and you can still look good with a decent comfortable ride height.
Thanks! Glad you dig the car. They're gonna bury me in this one...
Drive it all the time!! No Bags!!
Yeah, but a construction grate that goes 25MPH sounds kinda scary to me!
So far, nothing bad like that around here.
It doesn't have fenders but the ground clearance below the frame is 2-1/4 inches. I have driven it everwhere. Probably close to 15-20,000 miles. This is a pic from the GG Pleasenton Nats a couple of years ago, it's in the weeds.
4 inches of drop up front and 6 inches out back...running boards are about 4.5 inches off of the pavement...mines the one on the left
Anyone know how it was lowered? Clipped, or springs and dropped axle?
Good God thats the ultimate profile!
Camaro clip. Rids awesome. Handles awesome. Looks awesome.
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