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70 Restomod Coil Over Question

On my 70 Z28...(with a 427 in place of the LT1) I have the rear ride height just like I want. Running 18x8 wheels, 265-45-18 tires. On the front, 17x7 with 244-55-17 tires. I have Hotchkis 2" drop springs but actually, the front end drop was more like 1". There is to much wheel well room for my liking plus it is sitting a little nose high. I want to go with coil overs.

My question is, when the coil overs are in place, say the setting is half thread...meaning in the middle of the adjustment range, where does the car sit? Would this be the stock height? Would the full up adjustment be stock ride height? I want to lower the car at a minimum of 2-3" in the front. My headers are tucked up so I really don't have to worry about scraping (much) and the oil pan is a 7 quart flat bottom moroso that is well protected.

Are coil overs the fix I'm looking for to lower the front end?

Thx

(in the pictures, that is water on the drive after washing and moving the car. NO OIL LEAKS)
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