Stock Ride Height: '67 GS ?

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by sbrmd, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. sbrmd

    sbrmd Well-Known Member

    Hey guys,

    Hoping those of you who may have a '67 GS with stock (or close) tires and suspension, and/or a '67 service manual (are you out there Chuck Nixon?) can tell me what the standard ride height should be, as measured by ground clearance to the rocker, behind the front and before the rear tires.

    I ask because my recent find, a '67 Special Deluxe sedan, with 18 k actual (really!) Seems to ride pretty low. Obviously 51 year old spring sag, and the tires are tiny, but just wondering where I should be height-wise as I think about suspension and rolling stock upgrades.......

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  2. sbrmd

    sbrmd Well-Known Member

    Sorry about that pic, only usable side view in my phone.
  3. dukec

    dukec Platinum Level Contributor

    Long way off but it looks about right.
  4. sbrmd

    sbrmd Well-Known Member

    Illusion. It's low.
  5. RG67BEAST

    RG67BEAST Platinum Level Contributor

    Looks low to me front and rear. I've had many 67's. Surely someone replaced springs to restore the ride height on a Skylark/Special.
  6. sbrmd

    sbrmd Well-Known Member

  7. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    I'm not Chuck, but I can give you specs for 1966 from the assembly manual.
    Rocker panel height is 9.80"(F and R) for Special/Skylark, 9.39" (F) and 9.13"(R) for GS. Wagons are higher at 10.92" to 11.18" (F) and 11.34" to 11.87" (R).
    Tire size (and even pressure) affects the body height, so this info is only useful if you have the stock tire size on the car.
    I prefer to compare suspension heights of different cars by measuring from the center of the wheel to the lip of the fender. Tire size won't affect this dimension, so it's a better indicator of spring condition.
  8. sbrmd

    sbrmd Well-Known Member

    Wkill, that's great. Just the info I'm looking for, thank you!

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