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Lowered the 57' with pics

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 95ttoplt1, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. 95ttoplt1
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    Got it lowered!. Cut a coil and a half off the front dropped it 2 5/8". Made 4 inch blocks for the back and new u bolts and dropped it 4 3/8". I'm thinking I'll either bring the back up a 1/2", or continue down with the front another 1/2". I'll probably do the aerostar coils in the future. Wheels and WWW next!

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    After just the front

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    Front and Rear done

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  2. 'Mo
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    :cool:

    If you have just done this, expect the front to drop a bit more as the springs settle in.
     
  3. 95ttoplt1
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    That would work out great. I want just a touch more rake.
     
  4. Nice ....those Rancheros are so nice
     
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  5. primed34
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    Do you live around McEwen? That looks like a Ranchero I saw there.
     
  6. teddyt
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    Love the patina.....!!!
     
  7. Post Apocalyptic Kustoms
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    Kool, I need to do that to mine but some dickmeat in the 70's put huge big block springs in the front and I can't get them out unless I can talk some other dickmeat into cutting them while they're in the car so I can get them out safely. I don't trust that shit.
     
  8. 95ttoplt1
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    Nope Clarksville

    Thanks I call it bondo and rust haha. Everything below kneecap height needs replaced it seems.

    Mine were a B1tich to get out. Mainly due to old hardware that hadn't been apart in years. I took over 4 hours to get the rear u-bolts out. I probably should have just cut them, but I like to save parts if I can. Luckily they are all still usuable.
     
  9. slammed
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    Wrap big chain through them a couple of times. Bolt-n-nut it together, use floor jack to slowly lower the lower A-arm.
     
  10. Post Apocalyptic Kustoms
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    Have had ball joints loose and a-arm completly swung down a few times and still can't get pressure off of the springs. They are ridiculous.
     
  11. fridaynitedrags
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    HUH? What kind of vehicle is this?
     
  12. 95ttoplt1
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    I had to slide a pipe behind mine to pop them out. They get hung up on the lower mount.
     
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  14. slammed
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    Bing-o! Ya's got's to get Medieval on some of those parts. Spring compressor is the gentle way.
     
  15. Jalopy Joker
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    I would go to a 3" lowering block in rear. did you replace the front shocks with shorter ones? Rancheros, even with some rust are Cool.
     
  16. 95ttoplt1
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    I haven't got new shocks yet. Any recommendations?
     
  17. 'Mo
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