Pics Of Your Lowered 70-72 Skylarks

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

  1. Darron72Skylark

    Darron72Skylark Well-Known Member

    1972 Skylark Custom, UMI 2” lowering springs front and rear, tubular upper control arms (front), 0.9”tall upper and 0.5” tall lower ball joints. US Mags Bandit wheels, 17” x 8” with 235/55R17 BFG sport comp 2 tires.

    Work in progress. Handling is unbelievably better from stock.

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  2. Phil

    Phil It really *is* a 350...

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  3. Yanchik

    Yanchik Well-Known Member

    Got any more pictures? And what’s the specs on the wheels and tires ?
  4. blyons79

    blyons79 Well-Known Member

    QA1 coilovers in the front. 2 inch bmr drop springs in the rear.

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  5. alvareracing

    alvareracing Platinum Level Contributor

    finally got a few pics IMG_0004.JPG IMG_0003.JPG
    front-18x9 (255-45-18) 6.1 bs
    rear-18x10 (305-45-18) 5.7 bs
    BMR control arms, Viking coil overs, RideTech muscle bar swaybar, Zo6 Corvette brakes.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2018
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  6. zazbeam

    zazbeam Member

    2" drop springs from opgi. 18s staggered

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  7. Speedr8cer82

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  8. Darron72Skylark

    Darron72Skylark Well-Known Member

    Those Z06 brakes look good! Did you source them from Kore3?
  9. alvareracing

    alvareracing Platinum Level Contributor

    yes I did, great source, very knowledgeable.
  10. cruzn57

    cruzn57 cruzn57

    still under construction , but ... tubular a arms, disc brakes, and, just tried these on,
    18 x8 and 18x9 GNX wheels, 255 front, 285 rear. DSC07427.JPG DSC07427.JPG DSC07428.JPG DSC07429.JPG
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  11. alvareracing

    alvareracing Platinum Level Contributor

    here are a couple of my cruising buddies rides 70 Judge (EFI 455 Poncho) 70 Nova(2018 LT1 from Corvette) and mine, all 3 are resto-mods IMG_0079.jpg
  12. blyons79

    blyons79 Well-Known Member

    All three are VERY nice. That Nova is Killer! What's the story with your bumper...what's going on there? Never seen one like that.
  13. alvareracing

    alvareracing Platinum Level Contributor

    it's fiberglass, we incorporated the homemade scoops to cool the trans cooler and the new engine oil cooler on the other side. Both coolers were not getting much air tucked behind that sealed area. Now it really works and brings temperature right down. Made a template from the turn signal light opening and made the scoops with the same radius keeping them some what uniform. They are growing on me, but they work.
  14. blyons79

    blyons79 Well-Known Member

    Very cool and creative. Are the fenders fiberglass or steel?
  15. alvareracing

    alvareracing Platinum Level Contributor

    steel everything but both bumpers and deck lid
  16. pbulski

    pbulski Well-Known Member

    LOVE that front bumper! Form & Function... the perfect design. Thanks for pointing that out Ben, I didn't notice first time through

    Well done!
  17. Ken Adams

    Ken Adams Well-Known Member

    Have you had any suspension contact issues or tire rub, with the 2" lowering springs and 0.9" and 0.5" tall ball joints?
  18. Darron72Skylark

    Darron72Skylark Well-Known Member

    There is some tire rub up front, on the anti sway bar mostly. No suspension travel or bottoming out issues though. I’ll probably be switching tire size eventually and that might help.
  19. Ken Adams

    Ken Adams Well-Known Member

    Thanks Darron
  20. BuickBullet

    BuickBullet Well-Known Member

    Gotta go take some better photos but...

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