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  • Hey Dick does this need to be lowered


    Car is running brand new Cooper 215/75R/15
    Ps please ignore the two tone paint job the previous owner did lol


    1964 Daytona Wagonaire
    259cid flight o matic

    "IT'S BAD LUCK TO BE SUPERSTITIOUS"

  • #2
    Well it looks like a stock family four door Station Wagon to me! It does not resemble a sporty 2 dr. Hardtop or Coupe, or hot rod, or a Customized show car, but if it was, I am sure Dick would tell you it needs to drop about 2 inches! [:0]
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      Hey, Vegas,
      Here's ours after we lowered it. I just cut 1-1/2 coils out of the front springs, and voila. Done. Personally, I like em better lowered just a bit. Just a splash of cool factor added to an already cool ride.




      sals54
      sals54

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      • #4
        Raise the rear 2 or 3 inches,leave the front as is. Sinply my worthless opinion!

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        • #5
          My Wagonaire is lowered about 2 1/2 inches. It looks lower because of the temporary (smaller) tires on it:



          Cut coils up front, Air Ride air bags in back.

          Scott Rodgers
          Los Angeles
          SDC Member since 1989
          '60 Lark HT
          '63 Wagonaire
          Scott Rodgers
          Los Angeles
          SDC Member since 1989
          \'60 Lark HT
          \'63 Wagonaire
          \'66 Frankenbaker

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          • #6
            Wagons have always intrigued me and these lowered versions are really cool. I may have to start thinking about one of those things rather than a modified pickup.

            Joe Roberts
            '61 R1 Champ
            '65 Cruiser
            Editor of "The Down Easterner"
            Eastern North Carolina Chapter
            Joe Roberts
            '61 R1 Champ
            '65 Cruiser
            Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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            • #7
              Nice wagon. Love the roof rack! []

              If you want a "stock" look, I'd agree with Champ that the rear needs to come up a little.

              For that hot rod look, both Sal's and Scott's look very nice [8D].

              Since you just got new tires, I'd go for the stock look...at least for a while.

              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA

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              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA

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              • #8
                I really like the way the UTE sits, and Im sort of going for that look of a slight custom, stock exterior and interior but rod looking engine and stance


                1964 Daytona Wagonaire
                259cid flight o matic

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by sals54

                  Hey, Vegas,
                  Here's ours after we lowered it. I just cut 1-1/2 coils out of the front springs, and voila. Done. Personally, I like em better lowered just a bit. Just a splash of cool factor added to an already cool ride.




                  sals54
                  Sal, thats the look im after I also really like the white paint job.
                  what size tires are those?


                  1964 Daytona Wagonaire
                  259cid flight o matic

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                  • #10
                    Vegas,
                    That particular set is 6.70-15. They are about 28" diameter. They're a set I had laying around. I do like the way they look though. The ride was atrocious. But thats the price for "cool".

                    sals54
                    sals54

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                    • #11
                      Am I the only one who thinks the car is fine as it sits? I know that a number of folks like the "cool" look, but I think that the designers got it right the first time.
                      My humble opinion.
                      Rog

                      '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                      Smithtown,NY
                      '59 Lark VI Regal Hardtop
                      Smithtown,NY
                      Recording Secretary, Long Island Studebaker Club

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