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LOW static dropped drivers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by The Shocker, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. chris55
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,085


    My 47 Ford doesn't like speedbumps very well.
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  2. Mayor of G-Vegas
    Joined: Nov 10, 2010
    Posts: 507

    Mayor of G-Vegas


    The Bonneville I use to have sat about 3 inches off the ground and I rode that heffer everywhere....
  3. banginona40
    Joined: Mar 5, 2007
    Posts: 758


    My '40.... Not a lot of miles on this yet, but pretty low.

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  4. matthew mcglothin
    Joined: Mar 3, 2007
    Posts: 970

    matthew mcglothin

    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.
  5. bb1970
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
    Posts: 246


    My Riv. 3" drop.
  6. 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)


  7. Hoodlum Rocky
    Joined: Oct 24, 2007
    Posts: 62

    Hoodlum Rocky

    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.

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  8. baremetal48
    Joined: Oct 5, 2009
    Posts: 82


    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.

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  9. aerocolor
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,180

    from dayton

    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.

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  10. aerocolor
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,180

    from dayton

    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.

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  11. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,928

    from DFW USA

    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! :eek: Maybe it sank into the soft ground, but it didn't have any trouble driving 50 miles there or 50 miles back home. :D


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  12. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,492

    from Slow lane

    ^^^ jeez! thats low. mine sis just like yours....but when aired out. :O
  13. 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. :eek:
  14. Some Guy
    Joined: Jun 5, 2004
    Posts: 17

    Some Guy

    I had about 2" to 3" of clearance between the crossmember and the pavement. The construction grate overlapped a little higher than that.

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  15. Damn, that thing sits awesome! I would have thought it was on bags. It must scrape on even road reflectors.
  16. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 7,843


    Holy Crap he posts again.....all in one year :eek::D
  17. tattedfordguy
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,362


    Jeffsled's merc is low

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  18. KOTC
    Joined: Aug 15, 2005
    Posts: 262


    my fleetline on the left, C.E. MII crossmember, c-notched rear

  19. -sean-
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
    Posts: 9


    These two pics speak volumes... this is what it's all about. (IMO) :cool:

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  20. 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 ??
  21. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,006


    Static = doesnt move ...stays in the same place, like a static display ...
  22. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,930

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    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.
  23. Thanks! Glad you dig the car. They're gonna bury me in this one...
  24. Drive it all the time!! No Bags!!

  25. Yeah, but a construction grate that goes 25MPH sounds kinda scary to me! :D

    So far, nothing bad like that around here.
  26. Rex Schimmer
    Joined: Nov 17, 2006
    Posts: 743

    Rex Schimmer
    from Fulton, CA

    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.


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  27. uc4me
    Joined: Feb 3, 2006
    Posts: 516


    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 ;)
  28. Dan in Pasadena
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
    Posts: 860

    Dan in Pasadena

    Anyone know how it was lowered? Clipped, or springs and dropped axle?
  29. customcory
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,832


    Good God thats the ultimate profile!:D
  30. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,097

    from Burton, MI

    Camaro clip. Rids awesome. Handles awesome. Looks awesome.

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