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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jul 4th, 10, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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68 front coil springs

Can someone tell me what the correct stock front end height should be for a 68 with a small block? I thought I had small block springs, but when we set the motor in, the wheel well is at 30 inches with a 25.5 inch tire, and it looks way too high. Maybe they are big block springs? If so, maybe I can just cut off one coil & bring it back down to normal.
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Re: 68 front coil springs

First be sure the springs are set right.

Next bounce it a few times and a drive or two should help some.

Mine was 28.25" to the lip after a few years...finally cut the springs and now looks good

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Re: 68 front coil springs

Your BEFORE pics are about how mine looks right now. They are not new springs, so I don't think they'll settle much. And I can't drive it for a while, til all the body is back together. Maybe I'll wait til then, and after we drive it a while, I'll plan to cut if needed. How much did you cut off to drop that much?
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Re: 68 front coil springs

I cut 1 full coil off the top for 2.25" drop (yours could vary some so go .25 - .5 coil at a time).
Should go down some after all the glass,interior,and sheet metal is on.

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