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gitchesum Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:13 pm

I've read all the posts about this . So there's that.

I need to drop the front down about 6 inches. I don't think I'll be able to get that with the beam and spindles. Thinking I might be able to squeak out 4 in. with that combo.
How far can I increase the length of that slot in the beam, and what'll I get ?

I just need a good 6 in. ;)

ALB Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:26 pm

Have you included 1 1/2-2" for shorter front tires as well? 185/60-15's are only 23 3/4" tall and there's a bunch even shorter. I can't imagine a 25-25 1/2" tire clearing everything with a 356 dropped that much... Al

gitchesum Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:44 pm

Currently have 185/55's mounted on these wheels. When the car is on the ground I have 27 1/4 " to the ground, from the top of the fenderwell. with an appx 6 inch space between the top of the tire to the bottom of the fender. Like to see that at zero.


William Crowell Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:52 am

I'm sure it will be JUST FINE!

gitchesum Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:15 am

Gorgeous...for a replica.

gitchesum Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:18 am



Took out the adjusters to grind up the slot. This is the look I'm after, and will require spindles.

gitchesum Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:44 pm

So i took the beam adjusting block out, and ground the top down 1/4 inch and notched the beam slot 1/2 inch. Dropped the car 3 inches and still has plenty of travel in the front. Now onto the dropped spindles to give me almost 3 inches more. Plus running a 185/60 tire.




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