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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 01:26 AM
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Whats involved in getting a "Body Drop"? What does this due exactly, how much will the car get lowered? I wanna get airbags and a body drop...

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 05:27 PM
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i think ur just gonna have to stick with airbags, body dropping our car is a little more work then u would wanna do or pay for right now. basiclly body dropping brings the whole body down so the bottem of the rockers is about at the bottem of the frame rail.

some people cut there floor and raise it up to do this (loosing head room) or like we just did to my friends truck, stock floor body drop which involves remakeing the whole frame from about right behind the front wheels all the way back. fun stuff. [img]graemlins/.gif[/img]


maybe some day for me... [img]graemlins/.gif[/img]
post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 06:54 PM
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This is one of those "if you have to ask, you probably don't want to do it" sort of mods. Not cheap if you can't do it yourself, and not really all that ideal for an everyday driven vehicle.
 
post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 07:24 PM
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Year one did the previously mentioned frame mod on their '67 chevelle. I looks like it could also be a good way to shave a few pounds and make the chassis stiffer as well. If I ever get enough money I am definately considering doing it as I hate looking under my car and seeing the frame rails. Here are the pics. The frame is the fourth one down.
post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 07:31 PM
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my wagon is bodydropped 2 1/2"! It was well worth it! A ton of work!!! But worth the whole 2 1/2"!!! wagon pics
post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 07:40 PM
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I have a 3" bodydrop on the 95SS. Check out the pics in the gallery at www.streettrendsinc.com

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post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 09:08 PM
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Your wagon looks great tattoo, did you do the bodydrop yourself?
post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-06-2004, 11:06 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by threeimpalas:
This is one of those "if you have to ask, you probably don't want to do it" sort of mods. Not cheap if you can't do it yourself, and not really all that ideal for an everyday driven vehicle.
Im in the works of a stock floor bodydrop on my 91 caprice and i wana know what makes you say its not for the daily driven?
post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-07-2004, 01:00 AM
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stock floor BD's are the only way to go... If i decided to do one, id definitely fire up the torch and lower that frame rail and drop the body down. I couldnt see having a channel or an entirely raised floor messing with my foot and headroom..
If its done properly, i dont see how it would effect normal daily driving.Unless you intend to lay rocker your entire way to and from work, it probablly wont hurt it.
post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-07-2004, 05:27 AM
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Yep, I did it myself. Any bodydrop that is done right can be a daily driver! I have a s-10 that is bodydropped 4" and never have had a problem driving it. I plan on driving my wagon as much as possible when it is done.
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