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Old 06-06-2004, 03:14 PM
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Raising front end

I have the opposite question that hero 07 posted. I have a 1960 mercury comet and would like to raise the front end to give it that semi gasser stance. It currently has front coil springs with the shock up the center. Ive transplanted the original 144 cubic inch 6 cyl with a 302. The rear has leaf springs so I can raise it with little problems. I'd like to raise the front about 4 inches. Any suggestions?
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V8 Falcon/Comet or early Mustang springs should fit. Don't know if it will raise it 4 in though.
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You can raise it that amount with special springs.

-EATON DETROIT SPRINGS-

Don't forget small details such as shock travel, etc.

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Very sharp. I'm going to try changing the springs thanks for the info
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That picture is more than special springs............it's a whole straight axle setup.................
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I like that straight axle, I always want a 55 Chevy with that set up. I don't think I'll go that elaborate on my comet. I think I'll try the springs and new shocks. I put spring spacers in the front just to see how it looked as well as handled but it threw my front end way off. I also have a 32 coupe and a 69 Camaro to maintain. Hopefully a 55 Chevy will be in my future. Thanks
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I put spring spacers in the front just to see how it looked as well as handled but it threw my front end way off
Don't forget, the taller springs will throw the geometry off also. You may have to make a few alterations, such as dropping the upper control arms and such. 4" is a pretty good raise.
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