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Old 09-19-2011, 09:31 PM
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41 Chevy coupe on Monte Carlo frame, spring help please

My new project 41 Chevy coupe sits on 78 Monte Carlo frame with NO front springs. My guess is the former owner removed them to lower it and she's down alright!.....Slammed so hard the front tires rub when turning!!
I need to get it back up in the air with new springs but i'm not sure which ones to buy. Replacement springs would be too high I think and custom springs are for all different heights. Right?....but how to measure?
Could I just buy used stock springs and cut the coils to the size I need once they are in place?

Another thing about this car that might be a factor? Whoever swapped the frame also used the Monte floorpan, including the trunk pan. Inside the trunk you can see where they cut out the Monte fender tops and welded long steel box panels to hold the 41 fenders in place. It's a real sturdy decent looking job and i'm not worried about it, just found it odd.

Any help is appreciated and i'm glad to help in other posts when I can.

Scott

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hi scott, i have orig 6 cyl springs in my 52 coupe, it sits on a 72 chevelle chassis with a 350 eng. Right now it sits level.. good luck jim
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:24 PM
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6cyl. Chevelle springs or 52 springs?.....Thanks
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scott, sorry they are the chevelle 6 cy springs
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:41 PM
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cool.....got any pics of ur 53?....not the springs
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Hey Scott,post a couple pics of those control arms and how they are mounted,They need to be identified so you can get a proper spring (maybe a part #) ,I'm pretty sure those arent 78 monty control arms, you would want a spring made for those control arms ......Of coarse theres always air bags, but they are a lot of work getting in. Cutting a spring isnt a good idea ,But cutting one coil is about 1" drop...The more you cut the stiffer the ride gets...you'll prolly have to try a few sets before you find the right pair, try the salvage yards......When you have the right springs the lower control arms will sit level.
Lowering your car by changing spring hight has a bad effect on your handling You would be a lot better off using the proper spring and getting a dropped spindle to lower it
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I'll take a bunch today and upload them tonite, thanks man
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