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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 03, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Some of you wanted to see pics once car is down, right now it is 14 1/2 inches from the center cap center to fender lip, and 26 5/8 inches from the ground to the inner fender lip. I mocked up the stance with blocks they will come back out when my DSE 3" drop springs arrive. It sure looks like my front will have to be slammed to make the car level, or even a slight rake. What do you guys think? Yes, it will probably go down a bit lower when the engine goes in, not alot though. [img]http://www.msnusers.com/_Secure/0UACz*0QYBcdtTPwMidA6smVJlbQy7zdLjEFgp3t1Uv5hIfEvm QXFEoVzIm4f9lAg0mVaJBXTtYSecMUzhd1nGMUGZPPd*MB!wd6 v405i08K3oH!zf6El6wAAYwHYTP4R/DSCF0053.JPG?dc=4675447321075223806[/img]
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Looks great Jerry! I don't think it is too low at all. You might get more drop once the motor is in but it shold not be all that significant. Which springs do you plan on using for the front? If you drop the rear 3" you should likely drop the front at least that much.


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Scott, I have the QA1 GMP coilover kit installeed, so I can fine-tune the drop in the front.
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Jerry, the rear tires look great and fit perfect IMHO.

I really like that Butternut yellow with the black top. One the few I have seen with that combo.


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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old Nov 16th, 03, 06:05 AM
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It looks fine. Don't worry about getting the rear ride height perfect since it is likely that after you get the car back to full weight there will be some settling of the spring. That's where having an adjustable front setup is nice, just change the front height a bit to match the rear!


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Looks pretty awesome to me. Up to now I'd been debating about going with 17's on my kid's 67 coupe, but after seeing these photos, I'm convinced its going to look pretty cool. [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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what size tires in the rear? What size rim?
17 X 9.5?

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17x8, 4.75bs, 255/45/17
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That looks fantastic [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]
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Looks great!!!!! [img]graemlins/hurray.gif[/img]
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Awesome Sherr, and to think I passed up a 67 RagTop yellow with black top, all original for $15k
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By the way, you need a bigger garage, I dont see a fridge for the [img]graemlins/beers.gif[/img]

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I think it looks great right now. I'm not a big fan of dropping a car too much and I can't believe you would drop it 3" lower than it sits right now. You wouldn't be able to drive it on the roads in our area if it were dropped that much. But just from looking at your pictures, it looks like you might get just a tiny bit of rubbing on the outer wheel lip if you don't roll them up. Car looks great the way it is!

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post #13 of 27 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 03, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jeff, The car is dropped 3" in the picture, it wont be going any lower.

Click, I actually wish my garage was bigger, it is a 3 car 34x24, and I am out of room, you cant see the fridge, it is in the other corner near the door....all bases covered!! But my next house i'm thinking 3 car double depth.......
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Right on!

I have a 3-car right now, but am currently building another 2-car that is 24x30. Should give me plenty of room to roam and lose stuff.

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Funny how more space=more projects, so that you never have free space....a never ending cycle
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