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 Post subject: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:28 pm 
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Hey guys, im new in this forum and I just wanna share with you guys the car that I picked up couple weeks ago. Its a 1978 dodge colt , all original from inside and out with 81,000 original miles. I was wondering whats the best option on dropping the front?? Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:42 pm 
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Im using the mobile app and im trying to post some pics. Of the car but everytime I click sumbit, It direct me back to the home page.. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:28 am 

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I dropped mine by cutting the springs. A coilover alternative wouldn't be hard though since the strut tube is very similar to a Toyota setup and I am certain will use the same collar and spring diameters to work. But my car rides okay with cut springs and I doubt u will be going as low as I did. Good luck and get those pics posted.


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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:53 am 

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Yeah as of options in lowering the front , you would have to modify the shock housing and piece together parts to to make a coilover system work. I just cut 2 1/2 coils off my stock springs until I can piece together parts to do it the way I want it. Ride is alil bouncy but I'm use to it.Welcome to the club....can't wait for the pics ...ill post up my coltlancer pics up today once I get to a computer.


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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:05 pm 
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Thanks guys!!! Yeah I have a set of front system from a 77 corolla ke30.. And I was thinking of asking my friend to do a coilover system ,since he made one for his 76te37.. but yeah, im tryna post up pics of my car the it wont let me... :(


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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:47 pm 
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Have you tried doing it from a computer and not a phone?


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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:23 pm 
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yes I did... But yeah I talked to my friend thats on this forum..he said it might take a bit before I can actually start posting pics coz I just started it not even a week ago...


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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:34 pm 
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i finally figured out how to upload pics... :D so here are some of the pics. that i took so far!! hope u guys like it..more to come!!
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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:29 pm 

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Wow ! That's clean ! Great find ! Maybe sometime we should meet up and cruise or something . I'm out in the west , I'm always looking for local colt owners to hang with n BS about cars.


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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:50 pm 
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Thanks! Yeah definitely...hopefully the seattle weather let up one weekend so we can meet up and cruise... :D


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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:54 pm 
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Oh, so you're the one that bought the craigslist car.

There's a few of us in the general area you could say lol. Neither, of my cars are running right now. Myself and another colt buddy are up here in the Northern end of the state, he rallies a '77.

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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:22 pm 
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Yes I am the one..lol the weird part is my friend saw it parked from the original owner and was gona buy it. But when he came back with the money, the owner changed his mind and decided to not sell it anymore and he'll just give it to his daughter. then he told me about it and I even tried to buy it as well but he declined my offer.. And then a couple months later I came back and it was gone.. Lol then 3 months ago, a coworker of mine found it on craigslist and told me about it, but he was asking for Way too much, me knowing how much he got the car for.. So then I just kept my eye on it for awhile till he kept posting it and brought the price down.. Then I gave him an offer that he cant resist...lol thats how I got the car...Lol


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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:32 pm 

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78_coltlancer wrote:
Hey guys, im new in this forum and I just wanna share with you guys the car that I picked up couple weeks ago. Its a 1978 dodge colt , all original from inside and out with 81,000 original miles. I was wondering whats the best option on dropping the front?? Thanks!


nice car! maybe consider keeping it stock? cant be many left that are that clean? best way to lower it is lowered HD springs and matching shocks, spring cutting isnt a good way to do it and you could end up with an uncontrollable car. If you go HD springs on the front you should do something at the back to keep the cars ballance. Coilovers dont really do anything lowered springs wont, anyway you have coilovers already!

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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:34 pm 
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We all thought it was too high priced as well. Check out http://Www.classiccolt.forumcircle.com if you want, there's more colt owners on there too. Lol, I'm sure he means adjustable coilovers :wink:.

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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:43 pm 
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Oh ok...yeah im planning to leave it with a stock height for now and just get a new set of 14" old school wheels..and focus on working on the motor..

But yeah, I wasnt gona buy for the price that he was asking for...lol


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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:45 pm 
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Thanks!! The caution decal was for the scissor jack ...lol


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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:24 pm 

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Thats a good looking colt you scored. Funny because color combo is like mine, only reverse.


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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Thanks!!! Yeah I saw some pictures of your car, and I prefer the color scheme...lol


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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:24 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Heres my 78 colt lancer coupe.
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:21 pm 
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Thank you sir!!


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