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Level with me
#1
So how much rake do you have?

I put a level on the passenger rocker, right at the 'Ford'. Rear of the car is to the left. Take a picture of yours and let's all compare.


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'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#2
Nice idea! I´ll have to measure tomorrow as I´m at work.
I just hope we don´t push this "measure yours and we´ll compare" thing too far....! Smile

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#3
Here you go. This represents about 1/8 inch per foot. I can't vouch for my garage floor being completely level so outcomes may vary. Chuck


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#4
Sorry Mike, my garage floor is not level and I can't move the car, so other than the fender heights I gave in the other posts, that's all I can offer,
Geoff.
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#5
Now your going to make me check all the tire air pressures to get a accurate reading. I guess I haven't checked them since spring.



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#6
OK, I put the level on the passenger rocker, where the "Ford" should be, didn't notice it was missing until now. The Rear of the car is to the left. My garage floor is level.

I've raised the rear of my car about 3" from the stock level since I didn't like the look of the front appearing higher than the rear.


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#7
Wow this is one beautiful Ride 😎 Just love the Bright Red color 😎 Regards Lars

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#8
Ok, forgot about the passenger side thing so this is my driver side. The rear of the car is at right of the picture.
I checked that the ramp of the lift the car is standing on was perfectly level so this is accurate.
Btw this is now with all 4 tires the same size.
It would have been more rake with the 18 inch rims where the front tires were lower than the ones in the back.


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#9
No worries Mike. I only specified so folks would know which way the bubble was.
Overall it looks like we are all pretty close.

Here is mine BEFORE I replaced the rear springs.
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This is on the driver side so you can see there was a bias towards the front. Now that I have changed out the rear springs I noticed the handling is a bit weird. I need to do an alignment. (But I am thinking of a front end suspension swap so I might wait).

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#10
As I am in the throes of a SoT front coil over install, 4 1/2 mid-eyes for the rear with Bilstein's so I cannot answer. The front is done and set with my first try that has is about 1/2" below "factory" given a 43 year old suspension... My son's are home for the holidays so I hope to have it all wrapped in a couple of weeks.
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