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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 02, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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Can someone of you who have done the Hotchkiss springs on all four corners tell me: What's the distance from the centre of wheel to the guard lip on your 67/68 Camaros?

I want to compare how it would look in relation to my already tired springs.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 02, 02:24 PM
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I have not measured mine yet since I am still in the process of re-assembling the front suspension. When I completed the rear spring swap, however, there was a slight increase in ride height from my original, tired monoleaf springs! Maybe 1/2" higher.

I should be done with my front end by Feb. 1st and will measure the heights once the swap is complete, if you can wait that long!

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Choptop.

I'll wait for your input.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 04:06 AM
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I just finished my front now, and i can say, damn its low. =) I need to adjust my camber angle and buy 215/45 tires before i can take it to a shop that aligns the front. =)

But first, i must do my rear end with 1,5" drop

(Hotchkis 2" drop in front)
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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Nice, Magnus.

Once you are ready please let me know your car's measurements as well.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 08:43 AM
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jmr1965:

Yes i will. Now i think it will give wrong figures, the rearend looks like a offroad-jeep or something, so the front is tilted downwards.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 04:42 PM
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I also am installing the Hotchkis springs front and rear. I already did the front and it sits where I want it, but the rearend it out right now so I can't measure for you. I should get things back together by next weekend and I can take some measurements.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 02, 12:29 PM
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I have hotchkiss springs in the rear of my 67 from wheel well to top of 15" rally rim I have 8" that's with the polly pad installed. springs are a year old
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Thank you all for your replies. As you come with your numbers please drop them in here.

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