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  • Front suspension height problem

    Hello all, seasons greetings! I've finally found the time to dig into a problem on my '65 Thunderbird, low mile survivor.

    The front sits way high, 29-3/8" to the top of the front wheel openings when it should be 27-21/32". The previous owner replaced the front coils from a well known Thunderbird specialty supplier. The shocks look like standard issue replacement duty shocks, the tires are standard size 215/75/15. So... I'm sitting an inch and a half too high for some reason.

    The rear springs were replaced last year with leaf springs also from the same supplier. I called them last year and they can't see how the front coils could have been made wrong or mixed with another coil as they don't make anything similar to the Thunderbird coil.

    Lastly, the car is a 390 with A/C so it isn't a case of coils for an A/C car installed on a non-A/C car.

    I'm out of ideas now - thoughts on where to look next? This seems like it shouldn't be so hard to figure out but has me a bit stumped!

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    Well, you could take the insulators from the top of your front springs out and replace them with a thin rubber pad. That would lower your height without affecting the ride. The cost would only be for labor. - Dave
    My latest project:
    CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

    "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
    --Lee Iacocca

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    • #3
      Dave sent you a pm the other day.

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      • #4
        I should have answered you three days ago, Phil. Sorry. I sent you a PM just now. - Dave
        My latest project:
        CLICK HERE to see my custom hydraulic roller 390 FE build.

        "We've got to pause and ask ourselves: How much clean air do we need?"
        --Lee Iacocca

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