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highwaystar1959 06-15-2012 08:56 PM

how can I raise the front of my 1937 Ford
 
I have a 1937 ford with a Downs body & chassis. a small block Chevy in it. It has coil overs on the front & the adjustment is screwed way up to the top. Compressing the spring a lot, & not giving the suspension much travel. & the car still sits too low & the front tires need a little more clearance. Does anyone have an idea to raise it up an inch or two?

thanks.
Roger

35WINDOW 06-18-2012 07:11 AM

Do you know if it has dropped Spindles on it? Tha is a typical modification, and if it does, you could go back to "standard" Spindles which would raise it up-whose front end is it?

MARTINSR 06-18-2012 02:20 PM

I'm sorry, I have to ask this question, where is the adjustment nut at the top of the shock or the bottom?

http://content.mamotorworks.com/img300/fr11482.jpg

On the above photo the shock on the right screwing the adjustment nut "all the way to the top" would LOWER the car.

The one on the left screwing the adjustment nut "all the way to the top" would RAISE the car. Let's just be sure we are on the same page here.

Brian

highwaystar1959 06-24-2012 09:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by highwaystar1959
I have a 1937 ford with a Downs body & chassis. a small block Chevy in it. It has coil overs on the front & the adjustment is screwed way up to the top. Compressing the spring a lot, & not giving the suspension much travel. & the car still sits too low & the front tires need a little more clearance. Does anyone have an idea to raise it up an inch or two?

thanks.
Roger

I'm sorry, I forgot to mention it has a Mustang 2 front end. & my coil over shocks adjust from the bottom, & the adjustment is screwed almost all the way up.


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