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Post by LSANTI76 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:16 pm

A while back I had mentioned that I installed Moog 6381 wagon springs in my '76 to lower my stance 1/2 inch from my previous cc507 springs. I thought I would post a picture in case anyone anyone else like myself was wondered what the stance would look like. The ride is not harsh but firm. Spring rate is 198lbs.
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:48 pm

Sits nice,just right.
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Post by BK-75 on Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:55 pm

Looks real mean!! Any rubbing in the back with a load? Also, 295/50/15 all around?

I would love to go with a wider profile tire all around, it really suits our cars.
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Post by LSANTI76 on Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:02 am

Thanks ant7377 & BK-75. I've been running these 15x8.5 w/295/50r15s on all 4 corners for the past 16yrs without any rubbing concerns. For 10yrs I used Air Shocks to level out & ensure I had no rubbing when I towing. But ever since I retired it from boat towing in 2004 I've been running gas charged Eldebrock shocks & have never had rubbing even with a trunk full of groceries. I agree with you on the wider profile on all 4 with our 73-77 A-Bodies. Our cars are wide anyway. May as well go with it & accent wide body with a wide stance. Watching 70's racing as a kid, I remember thinking how cool & different these cars looked in race form. Ever since I purchased my '76 in 1993... I've tried to play off that '73 - 77 Nascar theme. I guess the kid in me watching 70's racing on Saturday's Wide World of Sports on ABC comes back out when it comes to build ideas on our '73-77s. Smile
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Post by driveit on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:08 am

I love the look you've got going. Do you have any more pics of the car. A rear shot so that you can see the width of the tires a little better, maybe?

Also love the nascar look for G3 Chevelles!
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Post by 77mali on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:09 am

Nice! I like the blacked out quads too, (almost makes me want to sell my round headlight replacements). Very Happy
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:54 pm

I really like the stance of your car! Do you think those springs would work in my 76 Monte? I need to lower the front of my car about an inch or so (due the the lighter aluminum heads/intake on the crate motor). The rear sits about perfect. Any advice or specific companies/parts I should look into?
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Post by 1973montec on Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:44 pm

JiMi_DRiX wrote:I really like the stance of your car! Do you think those springs would work in my 76 Monte? I need to lower the front of my car about an inch or so (due the the lighter aluminum heads/intake on the crate motor). The rear sits about perfect. Any advice or specific companies/parts I should look into?

put in a big block
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:44 am

77mali wrote:Nice! I like the blacked out quads too, (almost makes me want to sell my round headlight replacements). Very Happy

I had those on my car for awhile. Carcraft made a comment about them and i took them off.
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Post by Bruisr on Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:43 pm

What did they say that made you want to take them off? When I get the bezels from Limey I'm gonna make me a set for my elco!
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:52 pm

Bruisr wrote:What did they say that made you want to take them off? When I get the bezels from Limey I'm gonna make me a set for my elco!


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"""when done right,these cars can look really good.but whats with the headlight covers."""
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Post by dynchel on Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:12 am

ant7377 wrote:Sits nice,just right.
Looks sweet... Cool
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Post by Bruisr on Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:23 am

Granted I've never had my car in a magazine, but I've got friends and family that ask me those type of questions. "Whats with the", Its what I like and its my car, if you don't like it, don't look at it! I like the look of the headlight covers, and I'll be doing that to my chevelle and Elco![img][/img] I'm waiting for my friends to give me crap about these!
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Post by driveit on Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:40 am

LSANTI76 wrote:A while back I had mentioned that I installed Moog 6381 wagon springs in my '76 to lower my stance 1/2 inch from my previous cc507 springs. I thought I would post a picture in case anyone anyone else like myself was wondered what the stance would look like. The ride is not harsh but firm. Spring rate is 198lbs.



Do you have any more pics of the car. A rear shot so that you can see the width of the tires a little better, maybe?
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Post by LSANTI76 on Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:45 pm

Hi driveit. I will take a rear shot this weekend so you can get a better idea of the tire width. JiMi Drix...on the front I'm using Moog 590's. Which was used on some years of Montes. But I would do some homework with some different Moog coil spring numbers because 590's on your Monte will not have the same effect the did for my Malibu due to roughly a est of a 200 lbs weight difference under the hood. Thanks guys for the approval of the blacked out headlights. I hope johnny law doesn't hassle me. 73 454 Monte...I really like your car's stance! Perfect in my opinion. I once had my Malibu up around that height but due to the  Malibu body lines I didn't like it as well. I think the lines of the Montes supports the raised look much better. Looks very tough! I also like blackouts even though CC may not think to much of them.
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Post by 1973montec on Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:17 am

i did my monte just like chris'.

your right tho,they do look tough

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Post by LSANTI76 on Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:11 pm

Thats the stance I'm talking about. Looks excellent! Your pinstriping really brings out the 73-77 Montes classic body lines that go so well with a lifted stance with 15 inch rims. I also very much like your Monte's Burgandy & Tan color combo. Sweet looking Monte!
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Post by LSANTI76 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:41 pm


http://i81.servimg.com/u/f81/17/93/06/61/dscn2420.jpg
Hi driveit, sorry it took awhile for me to get back with pics of the rear tire width.

http://i81.servimg.com/u/f81/17/93/06/61/dscn2418.jpg
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Post by driveit on Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:04 am

That looks nice man...  I can't wait to get the pics from that updates on my car on here.  Hoping that I can post them later from my computer.
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