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  • #31
    Originally posted by creegster View Post
    What about these lowering springs from Eaton? Are they any good?
    https://www.eatondetroitspring.com/application/avanti/
    I gave Eaton the Studebaker Blueprints for the Avanti coil springs with hopes that, with all of the specs, they could make me set of springs that would effectively lower the front end ( they said they could )........... after obtaining the blueprints, they told me they could not make such........only stock. I had a set of coils made by a company in Kansas,that said they could make me what I wanted.............lowered, with a good ride. Bought them............ Total failure.
    The lowered Kingpins, along with the variable rate Buick springs, have given me the 2 inch drop I wanted and a great ride. Very pleased.What else can I tell you about this set up?
    John

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    • #32
      Originally posted by JLB View Post
      The lowered Kingpins, along with the variable rate Buick springs, have given me the 2 inch drop I wanted and a great ride. Very pleased.What else can I tell you about this set up?
      John
      Any chance you might have a couple of pictures of the drop spindles? Thanks, Bob

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      • #33
        Originally posted by sweetolbob View Post
        Any chance you might have a couple of pictures of the drop spindles? Thanks, Bob
        Bob, they are dropped Kingpins, rather than dropped spindles. As to photos.........I believe I have a some, but I'll need some help in getting them on the forum, as I'm challenged when it comes to posting photos. I'll look to see what I have in terms of photos.........could be a couple of days.
        John

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        • #34
          Originally posted by JLB View Post
          Bob, they are dropped Kingpins, rather than dropped spindles. As to photos.........I believe I have a some, but I'll need some help in getting them on the forum, as I'm challenged when it comes to posting photos. I'll look to see what I have in terms of photos.........could be a couple of days.
          John
          John

          If posting them is a problem, I'll do it if you can email them to me.

          Bob

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          • #35
            Putting the body back down on the frame in front will give you about 1 3/4" drop in front. You will need Studebaker style front fender openings so the tires do not contact fender lips. Lower yet you can use an AFCO coil with adjustable upper spring seats. That is what is in the Ron Hall Avanti. I was able to drop the spindle only 1/2". That is about as far as you can go. Ron's car is so low you cannot get a standard floor jack under it in front.
            james r pepper

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            • #36
              Originally posted by sweetolbob View Post
              John

              If posting them is a problem, I'll do it if you can email them to me.

              Bob
              Bob........found the photos. Please send me a P.M. and I'll E-mail the photos to you sir.
              Thanks
              John

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              • #37
                Originally posted by JLB View Post
                Bob........found the photos. Please send me a P.M. and I'll E-mail the photos to you sir.
                Thanks
                John
                PM sent. Bob

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                • #38
                  This is the way I am doing mine. Forged Camaro 2" drop spindles. Chrysler ball joints. Most all pieces are out of the Circle Track catalog.
                  Attached Files

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                  • #39
                    What year Camaro? Ditto ball joints.

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                    • #40
                      67-68 rear steer. Moog K772, 68-89 Chrysler upper. Moog K727 60-66 Chrysler lowers. The lowers are installed upside down, or should I say opposite of the way Chev. put them in.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Alan View Post
                        67-68 rear steer. Moog K772, 68-89 Chrysler upper. Moog K727 60-66 Chrysler lowers. The lowers are installed upside down, or should I say opposite of the way Chev. put them in.
                        Whats the distance between balljoints? Did you find the 1995-2002 too tall, or some other reason not to use them?

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                        • #42
                          These are the pictures sent to me from John (JLB) of his 2" dropped setup. Note the other mods and the brake setup. Nice work, John.

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                          I'll let him field any questions.

                          Bob

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                          • #43
                            Len, I am using QA1 rebuild-able, low friction ball joints. At the present state they are 13", center to center of the joint for an instant center of 120". QA1 has replaceable ball and studs up to 1.5" longer for a total of 16" if needed.

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                            • #44
                              Has anyone asked Phil Harris if the dropped spindles are still available and if so, how much?

                              jack vines
                              PackardV8

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                              • #45
                                Jack, before I posted information and photos of these lowered Kingpins, I spoke with Phil. They are still available, as to the price, Phil can answer that question.
                                John

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