78 Impala (fail donk)

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  1. maxxpower

    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    I picked up an all original 78 impala from the original owner a few weeks back.
    Plan is to 50$ tremclad paint it this winter etc.

    I am trying to figure out the proper way to lower the car?
    Ive heard that you can torch the springs on the front and have some leafs removed from the back fairly cheap, will this fuck up the car for driving?
     
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    yea it will ride like shit.
     
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    If you're going to ghetto lower it cut the springs before you torch them.

    Remove two rungs at a time.
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    Edit, it doesnt have rear leafs, its springs all around.
    I will cut em over the winter :)
     
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    your forgot to post pics :hsugh:
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    4dr impala.
    305 v8.
    Small rust holes lower doors.
    Already rebuilt the passenger side lowers, working on the drivers side now.
    No rust anywhere else, corners, sills, everything is clean :)

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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    One more...
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    Its just to fuck around with over the winter and sell in the spring.
    Car has a 99,000 km odometer so its impossibly to know how many miles are on it as it says "11,500.01 kms"
    Everything in it works perfectly, every lightbulb, everything.
    Not a single part of the car even looks like its been changed or touched.

    $500
    :hs:
     
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    if it's just to fuck around with, than what the fuck is the point of torching the springs and completely ruining them?
     
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    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    Cause it looks like a grocery getter, I wouldnt mind lowering.

    Really, the initial post was to ask "how to do this properly".
    So far I havent found that out....
     
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    Cutting springs is not the best method at all. Take it to a professional shop, or if you wanna do it yourself, get a real lowering kit. Cars with cut springs ride like crap, and could have other suspension problems because the springs were never made to be cut like that.
     
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    i've had a 79 wagon, and an 83 4 door cop car... both were fun beaters.
     
  12. maxxpower

    maxxpower OG Lauren Crew - Observer OT Supporter

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    finally found an appropriate kit from edelbrock..
    front and rear shocks $340
    springs $299.00

    The shocks are the same part number for the stock replacement shock, so, I am assuming that other than a higher quality ride, I can make due with the stocks for now and just buy the proper springs :)
     
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    just buy the springs. Dont torch/cut them like a jackass
     

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