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Raising the Brougham coupe

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  • Member since
    September, 2015
  • From: Nevada
Raising the Brougham coupe
Posted by American185 on Monday, January 02, 2017 5:52 AM

I received the Cadillac Brougham lowrider by Revell as a Christmas gift from a friend. As I have no interest in this type of car at all, what will I have to do to raise the model to correct factory stock height ?? I have Cadillac stock tires and wheel covers in my parts bag, but am wondering if the chasis has a place for extra holes to raise it, or if it is more involved than that ?? Thank you in advance

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    December, 2010
  • From: houston, tx
Posted by avidinha on Monday, January 02, 2017 7:45 AM

The kit does have different ride height options. Couldn't say if one was exactly stock, but with more options it should make the job a little easier.

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    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, January 02, 2017 10:00 AM

The front suspension can be raised, but the rear suspension cannot out of box.  I think the rear suspension can be raised be adding spacers on the rear coil springs or replacing the rear springs altogether with taller units.

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  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Sunday, January 08, 2017 7:24 AM

I did the same thing on mine dont like it low just set the wheel up next to the chassis to a look im ok with then just glued it on also make sure its level all around when your done not so hard to do heres some pics this is the metal body think this was the first issue of this body hopes this helps

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  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Sunday, January 08, 2017 7:33 AM

Thank you so much for the tip, and a beautiful model you assembled. I have quietly admired a lot of your builds, we seem to like the same cars, the big American luxury liners !!! I am doing mine in Cadillacs Light Beechwood, a popular color on the Brougham in both 89 and 90. Have the tires and wheels for it, and the paint arrived yesterday, now just putting on the moulding from the roof bottom to the header panel edge, and it will be ready for painting !!!

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    September, 2011
  • From: flushing NY
Posted by montelsc on Sunday, January 08, 2017 7:59 AM

Sounds really nice send some pics when done what section are you posting it in ??

i used to own an 82 coupe this was the closest i could get to it no one makes  the coupe body

  • Member since
    September, 2015
  • From: Nevada
Posted by American185 on Sunday, January 08, 2017 8:15 AM

Thanks !! I am a big fan of factory accurate, not in to custom, lowriders or anything of that sort at all. If I could not roll it off my showroom floor, not interested in buidling it as a model either. I actually have two projects going side by side right now, am turning the 83 Hurst Olds in to an 86 Cutlass Calais. Got the conversion kit for the nose and hood after market and got the detail kit for it as well. Did the same thing with the Starsky Hutch Torino last year. Turned that in to a carbon copy of my moms Gran Torino coupe. Liked how that turned out so much, got another kit, and that will end up being a Gran Torino Brougham coupe when it is done. The detail kit has the hood ornament and Brougham script so when these two are done, will focus on that one. Never been successful with posting pics, but will try again when these two are done....

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  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 10:33 AM

I get email alerts from Tower Hobbies and they had posted the Custom Cadillac Lowrider.  I opened the PDF for the instructions and found that the springs for the rear suspension are two different sizes, one set for the lowered suspension and one set for the raised suspension.  So, now you have options for the ride height of the Caddy.  I would suggest you do a mock up before you glue anything in place to see where you want the ride height to be.

http://manuals.hobbico.com/rmx/85-4438.pdf

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985 

On my bench-1962 Chevrolet Sinkhole Corvette; 1962 Ford Thunderbird Sports Roadster; 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

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The name is Mike...MrMike!

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