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Old 03-03-2004, 08:16 AM
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Question how lift car up like a dragster?

hi,

i have a 1966 mercury comet that is all stock. It has front coils and rear leafs an manuel steering.
i really want my car to look like those old day strip cars where they have big tires and the car seems LIFTED.
What's a good strong way to do that? use those truck lift kits? somehow use bigger coils and extra leafs?
No welding if possible. I read air springs not really good either.

i try to include picts...hope they come out. 1st is my car, 2nd is what i want (of course its a 1965 model).

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Old 03-03-2004, 08:40 AM
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Those guys did a lot of surgery on their cars to get the front end up. They took out all of the stock front suspension and replaced it with leaf springs and a straight axle. Trouble with trying for that effect with stock A-arm suspension is that the geometry goes to pot when it is extended that far. I'm afraid that to do it right you are facing some welding and difficulty level 3 or 4 fabrication work.
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Back then we used ball joint spacers and taller spring stools along with 90-10 shocks to get the front up and stiffer rear springs with rear shackles to get the rear up. This works off the line but makes for white knuckles on the top end. Lots of unwanted air under the car and on 7-10 lbs of air in the rear tires, make a wild 100+mph ride!
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thanks

thanks for info and links.

i didnt know this style was called a gasser. (from what i gathered)

im gonna have to read more about this suspension set up. At least the rear raise seems a little more simple, but the front is gonna take some doing. Maybe i can go a tame way and get some spring spacers or such.
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are you sure you want to ruin the cars handling?
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