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MY 54 Chevy Back on the road..Finally after breaking a leaf spring on the freeway..

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lonely king, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. lonely king
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 419

    lonely king
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    hey guys here a update on my 54 chevy..i finally got to install the leaf springs .for those of you who dont know..i broke a leaf spring on the freeway about a couple months backk..here's what the car looked like before with whitewalls and the front coils being heated all the way down. from previous owner...very rough ride..made me grind my teeth everytime i drove it..now the car has new coils cut 2 coils and new leafs with 2 in blocks.i also removed 3 leafs..the stance on the car is okay..the rear needs to sit lower..gonna dearch the leafs when i get a chance..the car sits on cragers with 1 in whites..let me know your thoughts..
     

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  2. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    So, why did spring break? Why did you use new coils and then cut them instead of getting new short springs? Don't you risk breaking leaf spring again by taking so many out? What era are you trying to make your car fit? Cragars and thin whitewalls are a 60's thing.
     
  3. 53sled
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
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    from KCMO

    get posies springs, they are worth it.
     
  4. pullinlines
    Joined: Jan 25, 2007
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    from indy

    my dads got a 54 with a fatman front and rear 2" drop and it rides real nice. his is more of a 50's style to it. i do like the way your's looks too.
     

  5. TriFiveChevyJohn
    Joined: Apr 18, 2005
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    from TEXAS!

    Glad to hear the 54 is back on the road!:cool:

    Why do people still heat the front coils:confused: Damn!
    No shit a rough ride:rolleyes:

    Cut 2 coils off of one end or 1 coil off of each end?

    Does the rear bounce a lot with 3 leafs removed?

    I dig the new look.
    Can't go wrong with skinnys and cragars/supremes.;)

    When you have the springs dearched (smart man:p)
    put the leafs back in.;)

    How much would you say the rear needed to be lowered
    with all the leafs and no lowering blocks?
    Have them dearch em' that much.
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    Got bellflowers?
     
  6. punkabilly1306
    Joined: Aug 22, 2005
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    from ohio

    put the old rims and tires back on...just my 2 cents tho
     
  7. lonely king
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
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    actually gonna do put the leafs i took out back when i dearch them..iam runnig 15 in ,but just got word on some 14 cragers..hopefully ill have those instead..
     
  8. DragginWagon
    Joined: Jul 4, 2006
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    from Tyler,Tx.


    I'm with you Punk!
     
  9. Danimal
    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
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    The one side shot looks like it could have been from 71 or so. Push that square box out of the way and tell everyone it has been in the family since then...

    I prefer the 50s style myself but I like what you've done with it.

    And again, 1 coil from each end or 2 from one? I've got a spare set of coils I'm fixin to whack. Didn't think about it from this aspect, which is the right way to go?
     
  10. Eryk
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
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    Looking good man. I say dearch the leafs and cut the front coils till you can bag it.

    Don't listen to these other knuckleheads...KEEP THE CRAGARS.:) 50's cars with the steelie/wide white combo are a dime a fuckin dozen. I know they're era correct and look good, but they seriously bore me. Nice to see you doing something different.

    I know you've seen Happy Hoppy's car.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. lonely king
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
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    nah ive had 50's style cars..wanted to do something differnt..those are the cragers on my car.i got them from happy hoppy..His car slammed on the ground looks bad ass...i might be getting some 14 " cragers now..Ya iam gonna dearch the leafs..next week ill have pics up..thanks for the support...
     
  12. skyrodder
    Joined: May 7, 2005
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    Car looks cool Dood
     
  13. solo_909
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
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    nice grill you should sell it to me = )
     
  14. DIRTYT
    Joined: Oct 22, 2003
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    DIRTYT
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    from Warren,MI

    That looks wayyy better with the cragars. im sick of the same shit. The low rider look is rad. the stance and wheel/tire combo work well with the full trim, etc.
     
  15. solo_909
    Joined: Apr 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,772

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    just a quick question. can you use any 4' lowering blocks on our classics?
     

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