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67galaxie
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From: woodbridge/blacksburg
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posted 04-09-2002 11:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67galaxie   Click Here to Email 67galaxie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
anyone ever lowered a 67 galaxie.. i cant find any kits anywhere.. some one help..
thanks

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Phord
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From: Suwanee,Ga USA
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posted 04-19-2002 11:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Phord   Click Here to Email Phord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I lowered mine by cutting coils out of the springs. If memory is correct, cut them off the tops of the springs.I cut mine by removing them, and cutting them with a bandsaw.(I cut some once with a torch and they never quite quit lowering - about 1/2 inch per year.I assume it was the heat generated from the torch.) I know you can also lower them by different springs(289 springs in a 390 car etc. When I was a teenager we put 427 springs in my 390 car to raise up the front, and later I helped a friend put a 289 in his 390 car - we lowered it better than an inch with 289 springs.I hope this helps.My car went down 2 inches cutting out 3 coils.Be careful, you can cut too much( Ijust know 2 inches works with no "bump steer" or other steering problems). I hope this helps

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67galaxie
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posted 04-20-2002 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67galaxie   Click Here to Email 67galaxie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks.. ill try that.. will it be able to be aligned with cutting coils tho..

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Phord
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posted 04-20-2002 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Phord   Click Here to Email Phord     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I didn't have any trouble.Like I said,different springs have different ride heights anyway. Cutting coils doesn't really change anything anymore than different springs.Just don't get too crazy and cut out half the coils.Just remember, heat is your enemy when cuttung coils. Good luck!

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posted 04-22-2002 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67galaxie   Click Here to Email 67galaxie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks again

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