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Old 03-23-2011, 10:46 AM
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Lowering Fat Fender Street Rod

I'm just starting plans for transforming a stock 1937 Buick Sedan into a street rod. Current plan is to install a Mustang II front suspension. Would anyone out there be willing to share pictures of similar fat fender street rods and what the running board height (front and back) is? What wheels, tires, drop spindles, and suspension components were used to accomplish your results?
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:18 PM
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1937 buick ride height

Send me an email and I will shoot some pictures of my 38 chevrolet coupe. I used total cost involved mustang 2 with 2" drop spindles and posies super slide rear springs and added in 3" lowering blocks.
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Just a warning...if you use a MII front end make sure you buy a QUALITY kit like TCI or Heidts for example. There have been some major failures from lessor known manufacturers resulting in accidents and injuries. The MII kit HAS TO BE built and installed properly, that big old Buick is a heavy car.....and I would keep it all Buick with a built Nailhead or 455.
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Thanks for the advice. I have also heard good things about Fatman Fab.
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Here's a pic of my '47 Ford (long-term) project. It's a mix of stock boxed rails, Progressive Automotive's "sweet-ryde" Corvette coil-over front clip and center section, and 2x3 rectangular tubing in the rear with a narrowed Ford 9" axle. There's 7" under the 'boards and the rear needs to come up another inch or two...

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Hi s10xGN,
Is the 7" under the running boards as it sits, or with everything installed.
What is your target height under the boards.
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Hi s10xGN,
Is the 7" under the running boards as it sits, or with everything installed.
What is your target height under the boards.
That was with a complete aluminum block LS-1 and 200R4 installed but no interior. No particular target, just going for "the look"...

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Thanks for the info
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Thanks for the advice. I have also heard good things about Fatman Fab.
That is one of the one's that has been involved with some failures.

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Thanks for the heads up. I'm still reviewing many threads related to this. I'm a pretty conservative guy and want his to be a safe ride to haul my family around in. Still researching.
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A couple of years ago the forums were abuzz with pictures and discussion about an incident where a MII front end failed and caused a wreck. It was alleged that the front end was a Fatman's. I don't remember if it was ever determined if the owner installed it or not.

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Those are some of the threads I've been reviewing. If you want to see others responses check out our conversation on a thread under suspension called "1937-1957 Buick Oldsmobile Pontiac suspension upgrade".
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