1967 coronet

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  1. jts

    jts Well-Known Member

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    'Does anyone know if the 67 coronet had any rake from back to front when new, if so about how much and what is the easyest way to do it by raiseing the rear of the car. The front ride height is where I want it to be. Thanks, jts
     
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    Well jts, I would say that they were a bit higher in the front than the back. An inch or so. As far as raising yours at the back so that the car is level? or so that it is higher in the back? Either way, there's several avenues to take you there. You could do any one of the following,: In no particular order, ...Helper spring leafs, shackles with multiple positions, new springs and shocks, air shocks, taller tires in the rear, adjustable racing coil over shocks, air bag suspension kit. It really depends on what your going to use the car for, the depth of your checkbook, your mechanical skills and how you want the finished product to look and perform.
    Assuming your just going to drive around town and such, and your car has the original worn out leafs and possibly shocks under it, if it were me I would invest in new springs and shocks first and see where that places the rear in relation to the front. If that's not enough then a little taller tire might do it.
     
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      My first car (around 1978-79) was a 1967 Coronet that I bought from my aunt with 36,000 miles on it, and the back did sit low.
      I think the engineers wanted the leaf springs to be near flat?
      Back in the day, I just made some long spring shackles.
      Today, I would opt for slightly taller wheel/tires for ground clearance and lower the front T-bars (and use stiffer/larger ones too.)
       
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      The stock setup for those cars had the front slighty, just slightly. The rear rim (at least on the 67 gtx's that I've researched) is just uncovered by the quarterpanel lip when looking directly at it.
       
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      Thanks for the input everyone, I have the ride height at the top of the front tires and the back tires is about 3/4" below top of the rim from the wheel well trim. For some reason it just don't look right. I think by the responses that it is pretty close to where it should be. I am used to my friends 68 rr that had some rake to it. Any suggestions by looking at the picture or leave it where it is. Thanks, jts

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      Nice looking ride! Personally I would go with a larger rear tire, but thats the style I like, do what makes you happy!
       
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        I think it looks great. Again, it's all about what YOU want to see when you look at it. Personally I agree with Mike67, I would increase the height of the rear tire a bit to get the body angle higher from back to front, even if only by a inch or two.
         
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        My 67 RT sits quite level. A little lift in the rear would be nice. I find the rear fender well makes it look like it's sitting heavy on the rear.
         
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          Exactly. That's the thing with these cars, the rear well is lower in the body line than the front and makes the car look like it's sagging in back.
           
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            I personally like to see about an inch of the tire visible between the rim and the top of the wheel opening. That's the ideal look for me.
             
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            My bodyline over the tire looks similar to yours but I have a taller tire so it has some rake to it.

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              Thanks everyone for the input. hopefully I will decide what to do pretty soon. My maiden vovage of about 60 miles today and was impressed with how well the car rode and steered and run well. The steering is so easy with the big wheel. I'm sure I will get used to it.
               
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                I ran mine just about level with the top of the rim

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                  IMG_1349.JPG Here's a pic of it sitting a little above the rim
                   
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                    Kinda like the looks of that. Nice car.
                     
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