Swiss Impala to be lowered with brake drums
First of all, apologize for my maybe « bad » english, Im a Swiss engineer and my mother language is french ;-))
I wish to make my Chevrolet Impala from 1965 a cool low cruiser like a lowrider but I have not found a lot on B-Body on internet.
My goal is to have a low car with the 13x7 True Spoke Supreme wheels with following specs & condition :
- keeping the original drum brakes
- keeping a suspension system with springs, not coilover (it is not a race car)
- having a proper chassis and geometry adjustment with the correct angles
- airbags are not allowed in Switzerland !
For the height in the front, my idea was to find the correct drop spindles (-2 inches), adding shorter springs (-2 inches and not cutted ones) or finding lower shortened A-arms (-2 inches).
For the height in the back, my idea was finding shortened springs.
And to finalize, then adding a set of sway bars with the necessary arms and bars to adjust the geometry. Maybe you had similar requests in the past, else it would be a new challenge ? ;-))
Waiting your feedback and sharing your experience with me would be very kind.
All the Best to Impala Fanatic's !