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Old 07-09-2009, 02:01 PM
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Frame height revisited

Anyone have any thoughts on why this frame is so high. Even if I put three inch lowering blocks on it the bottom of the frame would still be 15" off the ground. Not sure what to do here, any thoughts?? Appreciate any help.

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Old 07-09-2009, 02:14 PM
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Because the isn't 3000+ lbs of body, driveline, engine, glass, etc sitting on top of it????
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Because the isn't 3000+ lbs of body, driveline, engine, glass, etc sitting on top of it????
Yep, I thought of that too, just didn't seem like there would be that much weight too drop it down that far. Guess I need to wait till I get a little further along and see how much it drops. Thanks for the thought.
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What year frame is it..What did it come out from..One reason it's high,Is there's nothing on it..You can zee the front.And if you have the room,Move the springs on the side of the frame..The older truck frame's was tucked way up under the trucks.They were high off the ground..

Once you put everything on it,It will still drop more a month later..
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What year frame is it..What did it come out from..One reason it's high,Is there's nothing on it..You can zee the front.And if you have the room,Move the springs on the side of the frame..The older truck frame's was tucked way up under the trucks.They were high off the ground..

Once you put everything on it,It will still drop more a month later..
It's a 29 chevy coupe frame. I guess I'll have to wait and see how much it drops, then I can still add lowering blocks if need be. Thanks.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:33 PM
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Actually, the frame looks like it is about the same height as the one on this photo of an original '29. Body sitting on the frame rails with the fenders and running boards channeled down below the frame rails.

The cars of that era did have, shall we say a high stance so that they could make it down the rutted roads of the day. Frankly, it looked like a truck to me as well!

From the looks of the frame, you are going to have some major fab work on it if you plan to put much of an engine in it, so moving the spring mounts might not be too big a deal.

You might try mocking it up by taking out leafs until the top leaf is nearly flat. That should give you an idea as to what it might look like at ride height.
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