Pics Of Your Lowered 70-72 Skylarks

Discussion in 'Pro-Touring' started by haganlee, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. haganlee

    haganlee Well-Known Member

    Ended up installing tubular upper and lower control arms with 2” drop springs in front and 3” drop springs in the rear with tubular upper and lower control arms as well. Also added 1.25” sway bar in front and 1” sway bar in the rear. All UMI products. It is so low I had to remove the long tube headers and go with stock exhaust manifolds to tuck it close with 3” exhaust back to 2 spintech 3000 mufflers turned down in front of the rear axle(it is loud). At the same time did a Muncie 4 speed conversion. Everything was done by Jamie Mckevlin of Jamie’s Performance and Repair in Sacshe Tx. He and Josh do great work! Only place I will take my Buick in the Dallas area.
     

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  2. gsla72

    gsla72 Well-Known Member

    Car looks great Lee! Glad to see a pro touring Buick in the DFW area.
     
  3. Brad W

    Brad W Member

    72 buick.jpg My brothers '72 custom which I'm hoping to buy shortly ...I've been baby sitting it for awile.
     
  4. 72inPitt

    72inPitt Member

    This is my 72'
    Boss 338 - 18x8 front - Nitto 225/40/18
    Boss 338- 20x10 rear - Nitto 275/40/20

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  5. pbulski

    pbulski Member

    "Phase 1" on my '71 GS 350. Ridetech Stage II coilovers and swaybars, Wilwood disc brakes all around, Budnik "Pivot" 18x10 rear. 18x8 front. Nitto 295/35-18 & 275/35-18 Road America 4 adj.jpg Road America 2 adj.jpg Road America 3 adj.jpg
     
  6. pbulski

    pbulski Member

    '71 GS 350 with Ridetech Stage II coilovers and Muscle Bars (which lowered front 2" and rear only 1" from stock), Nitto NT05 295/35-18 rear, 275/35-18 front on Budnik "Pivot" wheels. Front springs are Ridetech 8" 750 lb but I might need to go with something a little heavier. Coils are adjusted 3/4 way up to keep front tires from rubbing. Heavier springs is probably the better answer. Rear springs are Ridetech 12" 225 lb. I wouldn't mind the rear to drop a little lower. I may cut an inch out of the spring.
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  7. pbulski

    pbulski Member

    Beautiful car! I found your pic on line somewhere and had it as my desktop for inspiration when I started building my '71 GS. Thanks for the inspiration!
     
  8. ceas350

    ceas350 "THE BURNER"

    Have any of you guys had to mod/ cut the wheel wells to fit those wheels and tires? Thanks!
     
  9. pbulski

    pbulski Member

    I was able to fit 275/35-18 in the front with Ridetech suspension and drop spindles without cutting anything... but it's REALLY close! Front sits lower than expected. At first, tire rubbed on the inside fender bolt at the top of the wheel well and I couldn't adjust the coil up much higher. So I took the bolt out! Genius!
     
  10. 72inPitt

    72inPitt Member

    I also had to remove the pesky bolts on the top of the wheel well on both sides. In the rear I had to do some minor surgery. About a 1/4" was cut out of the lip of the rear wells. I'm running 225/40/18 front and 275/40/20 rear
     
  11. ceas350

    ceas350 "THE BURNER"

    Cool deal. Pretty simple fix. I always wondered if a 9in wide wheel would fit up front and what would need to be done if any
     
  12. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    How much clearance did you end up with between the tire and frame on the inside (closest point) and tire and fender lip on the outside?
     

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