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Old 10-18-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default How do they lower this?

How did they lower the front and the back. Anyone have any pictures up close of the front lowered like this car, as well as the back? Thanks
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:54 PM   #2
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Dennis Lacy (found on the HAMB and possibly here) has a T on a '32 frame. I can't find the pictures, but he did a substantial 'Z' job at the rear of the frame to get the rear down. There are many ways to get the front down. The HAMB* is probably a better place to track down this type of information.

*Go down to 'Forum Jump' right at the bottom of this page and select 'Hot Rods and Customs.' If you're not a member on the Jalopy Journal, it's pretty much like starting out here. Same software, same Ryan. A little rowdier crew over there, however.
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See my "still below the radar" thred about 4 or 5 down. ws
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On this one we used a 8 inch dropped front axle and lowered the spring hangers .The rear of the frame is z-ed.
Oil pain is about one inch off the ground. We drove this car a ton !
This pic is at the Indy 500 track...
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Heres one i have now , another dropped axle and relocated spring mount. Both of these cars are using a T frame, The one pictured isnt using a t frame.....
This chassis and Miller single seat body is for sale....
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Is the car on the Indy track going the wrong way? Or, are the grandstands shown on the infield?
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OK from what I gather you the rear ends are z-ed. Looks like basicly just use a drop axel for the front. But in my picture they dont seem to use the leaf springs or I guess we just cant see them from this angle.

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They sent Bubba around the track backwards to steam clean it! An inch off the ground on a flat paved track is doable, but watch those curbs at the end of the driveway... and speed bumps. ws
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:03 AM   #9
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Is the car on the Indy track going the wrong way? Or, are the grandstands shown on the infield?

No the direction is correct , you can see the pit tanks etc set up. This was community day a couple years ago a couple weeks before the 500.
The stands came as new when the Formula one race was held along with a new center pagota... Its being redone again for the new road race next year....
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get a copy of model ts in speed and sport. it shows all the old tricks for making a speedster. ebay has em
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:21 AM   #11
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How did they lower the front and the back. Anyone have any pictures up close of the front lowered like this car, as well as the back? Thanks
That is a really sharp looking T in the attached photo.
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:49 PM   #12
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Default Re: How do they lower this?

My '20 Rajo T has both springs tucked behind the axles.

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