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Post by koning on Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:12 pm

how did you shorten the front dampers? and lower the back suspension? i have bought a hijet and want to lower it.

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Re: my hijet project.

Post by 8bit-ash on Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:41 pm

You can get the eyes reversed on the leaf springs at a decent spring place. Theres one North of Birmingham. or you can do it the bodge way and build a jig like this -

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90824&highlight=spring+eye

You can't lower the rear that much without clearance problems with the chassis/axle.

The fronts I got shortened by a local guy who does old ford stuff...TBH I wouldn't recommend him as I wasn't that happy with the workmanship and both are leaking within a year.
I'm just looking into adapting a certain set of coilovers at the moment...i'll post up details when I know if it'll work.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:15 pm

8bit-ash wrote:
You can't lower the rear that much without clearance problems with the chassis/axle.

I was under the van the other day and was thinking about the lowering problem and was wondering if you could jack the back up by way of altering the spring hangers then flipping the axle over the top to bring it up to lower the ride height.
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Re: my hijet project.

Post by 8bit-ash on Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:42 am

as the suns out -





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Re: my hijet project.

Post by Logi on Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:29 pm

Jealous? Me?............ Smile
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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:21 pm

Ive just read this thread, your van looks great lowered! How does it ride on the shortened shocks? I haven't really looked underneath my pickup yet as i only got it on sunday but im hoping to flip the rear axle and have been looking for a solution for the front.
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Re: my hijet project.

Post by P165TER on Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:42 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:Ash, you know you want to...

Is this glow in the dark paint?

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Re: my hijet project.

Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:33 pm

Yep!
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Re: my hijet project.

Post by freshandminty on Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:10 pm

Hi Ash

Not sure if you're still around as the thread's not been updated for a few months but wanted to say I like what you've done with the van. Smile

Lows and JDM arches will be on my agenda when I get my hands on a van.

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Post by mrybot on Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:15 am

Where ya get the coilovers?

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