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#1 aggie22

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 12:16 PM

im new to the forum and the hobby i bought a 55 chevy cameo and a 56 f100 i would like to know how to lower my pickups and give them a sporty look i seen some of the thing you guys are doing, i hope i can pick up some tricks

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:10 PM

I use heat.  Idk proper ways lol!!!



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

It depends on the type of suspension used.

 

You can sometimes replace the kit leaf springs with scratch built ones that have a flatter curve.

 

http://offroadmodels...play&thread=153

 

 

You can replace the kit coil springs with scratch built shorter ones.

 

http://offroadmodels...splay&thread=33

 

 

 Check your references. For example, I'm currently "hot rodding" a '37 Ford Panel. I Googled online for suspension pictures from hot rods and found that most often, a rear 4 link suspension with coil-overs is used to replace the OEM transverse leaf spring setup.  I have to scratch build that and make my own coil-overs (using the technique from that link above).  For the front, I kept the OEM type suspension. Some hot rods just move the axle spindle up, lowering the chassis in the front. I chose to raise the leaf spring chassis mount by filing it down.

 

Look around at different hot rods and chassis fabricators on the web.  There are many ways to lower a car.


Edited by dmk, 24 January 2013 - 08:28 AM.


#4 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:58 AM

Try the in-depth answer in "Q&A".

 

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=69738