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Lowering a Model A roadster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jhtrlake, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. jhtrlake
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
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    jhtrlake
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    from Michigan

    I need to lower my Roadster in the rear by 3-4". I've been told I can do this by removing springs. How many springs can I safely remove without the car leaning when I drive it and do I take out just the small ones or maybe every other spring. Any ideas?


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  2. You're gonna need to reverse the main leaf and you might get away with removing 2 springs at most. The roadsters start with a 7 leaf rear spring. I've mocked up a coupe with a 5 leaf main and it was pretty soft. I'd think about stepping the rear of the frame.

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  3. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
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    What Hitchhiker said. Reverse eye gets you about 1".
     
  4. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    How about a T spring instead?
     

  5. joe1932
    Joined: Dec 23, 2013
    Posts: 90

    joe1932
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    from ny

    I have done 3 of them. you have to z frame to get them down, model t spring with reversed eye helps. but not enough. do you have vern tardels book. joe
     
  6. jailhousebob
    Joined: Jun 18, 2009
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    jailhousebob
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    from Illinois

    This one has a Model T spring with reversed eye and no step.It is mounted on T spring hangers that i welded to the top of the rear end housing.I had to clearance the housings a bit so clear the spring eyes.I'm not sure you could get it much lower w/o a step using traditional parts.Of course,and i hate to mention it,but you could go a bit lower with coil overs but then you are into Street Rod territory and who wants that ! Bob
     

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  7. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
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    woodiewagon46
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    from New York

    A reversed eye spring and removing a few spring leafs is not going to give you the 3" to 4" you are looking for. You might get about an inch and a half. As Joe states, you might have to do some surgery to get that low.
     

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