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    Default 62 LeSabre

    Here is my 1962 Buick LeSabre. It has 51K original miles. It has a 401 Nailhead. I have added Jamco springs and shocks and Billet Specialties High Boy wheels.






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    Looks sweet Woody, nice cruiser!!!! I love the roof lines.
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    Looks great Woody! It is great to see more 62's around here.
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    Default Re: 62 LeSabre

    Great stance, very clean 62 I want one...

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    Thats an awesome 62! I just bought one and I am hoping you might be able let me know what the rim size and offset is so I dont make any mistakes in ordering some boss 338's for mine. This is my first buick and i'm pumped. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by realtor416 View Post
    Thats an awesome 62! I just bought one and I am hoping you might be able let me know what the rim size and offset is so I dont make any mistakes in ordering some boss 338's for mine. This is my first buick and i'm pumped. Thanks!
    If you search back thru his previous posts, I know he's posted it before, cause I asked!

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    1962 Buick Invicta, 407 Nailhead,
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    V6 ST300 Converter, 3.23 Posi

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    Thanks for the compliments! The front wheels are 18x8 with a 4.75 backspace. The rear wheels are 20x10 with a 5.5 backspace. I don't remember the front tire size but I'm thinking it ias 225/40/18. The rear tire size is 275/35/20. The rear clearance is so close! You may want to go with a 20x8.5 in the back. The Buick's have a large center bore of 88mm. Check to see if the Boss wheels can accomodate that.
    Woody

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    Default Re: 62 LeSabre

    I love these early 60's buicks, yours is lowered the perfect amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by presto View Post
    I love these early 60's buicks, yours is lowered the perfect amount.

    Thank you!
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    Default Re: 62 LeSabre

    Thanks woody I will do that!

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    Woody, It looks great, I love the stance you created, the wheels are fantastic. My is two tone sports coupe
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    My LeSabre is two tone as well!
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    Looks awesome Woody!
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    Ok Woody and Louie,

    Should this 60k mile Invicta be lowered with wheels or left alone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjp69 View Post
    Ok Woody and Louie,

    Should this 60k mile Invicta be lowered with wheels or left alone?
    I'd have to vote yes, beautiful car by the way!
    Andy

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    Nitrous, ST400 - Manual VB,
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    Default Re: 62 LeSabre

    Thanks Andy, I should have it home soon!
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    Looks Good As Is Chris.:tu:
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 bad gs View Post
    Looks Good As Is Chris.:tu:
    Thanks John. Got it home last night and drove to work today. Runs good, but the damn speed alert is stuck at 60, that buzzing sound is annoying, going to have to unhook that asap!
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    Chris, bag it and some nice 5 spoke rims and with top down, should look bitchin'
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    1950 Special 46D Sedanet Jetback
    1956 Century Riviera
    1962 LeSabre 2 door Hardtop
    1963 Wildcat (4639) factory 4 speed
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    1969 GS 350 Fireglow Orange Z code
    1971 GSx 455 Stage 1 Stratomist Blue
    1972 Riviera Boattail-SOLD
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAST1987GN View Post
    Chris, bag it and some nice 5 spoke rims and with top down, should look bitchin'
    Thanks for the advice Lou, I may lower it, but not bag it, I already have one like that. I would want to keep the dollars spent lower. Have a local guy who says he wants to buy it, only needs to come up with the money, lol.
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    Default Re: 62 LeSabre

    I see this is an oooold thread....I recently purchased a 62 le sabre as well and I'm looking for some advice on lowering without bags. I've found the posts saying the jamco suspension for the 63 - 65 riv works. I haven't found any photos with the 3inch drop to see if I'd like to do that to my car....any help for a nwebie would be greatly appreciated.Screenshot_2016-02-18-00-59-51.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudeb0y View Post
    I see this is an oooold thread....I recently purchased a 62 le sabre as well and I'm looking for some advice on lowering without bags. I've found the posts saying the jamco suspension for the 63 - 65 riv works. I haven't found any photos with the 3inch drop to see if I'd like to do that to my car....any help for a nwebie would be greatly appreciated.Screenshot_2016-02-18-00-59-51.jpg
    My last car was a '62 LeSabre. I owned and drove the hell out of that car for almost 10 years! As far as I know, other than dropped coils, there is no other bolt-in solution for lowering these cars. The first gen Riv spindles and '62 LeSabre looked so different that I never bothered to investigate further. Also, the front suspension components are completely dissimilar from the rest of the GM B-Body's (Impala, Dynamic, Catalina, etc), so no luck with interchange there either...

    Coil Spring Specialties can custom wind you a set of dropped springs for a pretty affordable price though. Or they have off the shelf springs as well. I ended up cutting 2 coils out of the front of mine and bagging the rear.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_o View Post
    My last car was a '62 LeSabre. I owned and drove the hell out of that car for almost 10 years! As far as I know, other than dropped coils, there is no other bolt-in solution for lowering these cars. The first gen Riv spindles and '62 LeSabre looked so different that I never bothered to investigate further. Also, the front suspension components are completely dissimilar from the rest of the GM B-Body's (Impala, Dynamic, Catalina, etc), so no luck with interchange there either...

    Coil Spring Specialties can custom wind you a set of dropped springs for a pretty affordable price though. Or they have off the shelf springs as well. I ended up cutting 2 coils out of the front of mine and bagging the rear.

    Thanks, cr looks sweet....I like the drop in the front....I'm not really looking to bag the car, a static setup is fine fir me.....I've read about the jamco suspension but would like to hear from anyone who has actually installed this and some pics of the 3inch drop....

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    Call Tony at Jamco, he is the owner. Great guy to work with and they have spring/shock kits for 62 Buicks. I just ordered a 3" drop kit for my front end, couldn't handle the mushy heated springs and original shocks anymore. Also, today and through the weekend they are having a 10% off sale.
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