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Old 03-21-2004, 09:09 AM
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Lowering Springs

I want to lower my 72 SS El Camino 2" front and rear (350 motor). I want to use lowering springs. Can anyone suggest a spring set that will do this.....I have seen the ones in OPGI for 160.00 per pair.........seems a little high..............jerry

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Use a six cylinder spring from a same year Chevelle, cut one coil, for the front. This will give a good ride and look good. As for the rear you can clamp a coil.
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Old 03-23-2004, 01:47 PM
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Hey bob. What do you use to clamp the coil?
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A couple pieces of 3/8" by 1 1/2" by 2 1/2" stock. Then a 1/2" hole drilled in each end and a couple of 1/2" bolts and nuts. Then clamp the two lower spring wires together. Old time lowering trick. You can adjust the height by the amount you tighten up this clamp.
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Ahh, cheap and easy! I like it!
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