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65frlane
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From: New City NY USA
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posted 06-30-2005 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65frlane   Click Here to Email 65frlane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK so a lot of guys talked me out of using the old 60' Elcco front end lift kit so now I'm thinking about some lowering blocks ( rear ) Take me to school on this. Who makes them and do they safely work. Looking for 2inch in the rear. Trying to get that gasser look on my 65

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johnny 4-speed
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From: Larkspur, Ca. USA
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posted 06-30-2005 01:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for johnny 4-speed   Click Here to Email johnny 4-speed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lowering blocks fit between the leaf spring and the perch. Since the axle sits on top of the springs, adding blocks will raise the position of the wheels relative to the suspension. This will efectivly lower the rear ride height. Tough part is making sure your rear tires don't rub afterwords. JD

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Bloose
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posted 06-30-2005 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Putting blocks in also puts more stress on the springs when accelerating. It causes more leverage on the springs which could cause too much spring wrap. Traction bars of some sort will be a must and the springs may "S" from the wrapping.

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TomP
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posted 07-03-2005 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Better yet stick something heavy in the trunk and drive it around and see if you like that look. If so a better way is to take a leaf or two out of the rear springs, this is easy to accomplish after unbolting the rear end. You'll probably need new spring center bolts so get them first.

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roger
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posted 07-05-2005 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for roger   Click Here to Email roger     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ran 2" lowering blocks for years until i went to a late rear end with absolutely no trouble at all. Just make sure they are drilled to fit over the pin in the center of your spring/perch & are the same width as your springs. By the way, on early F'lanes the spring is under the axles not over it. Putting a lowering block between the spring pad & the axle lowers the car

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