On day one of our Weekend Makeover, we wrapped up the lettering and exterior on our ’60 Starliner. For day two, the mission was to get it NASCAR low and take care of handling ills. The engine was tired, but not nearly as worn-out as the suspension. The ’Liner was sketchy at all speeds to say the least, and the squashy springs had us feeling like we might drag the door handles if we dared even a mildly aggressive turn. We don’t mind saving the bodywork for later, but we can’t hold our heads up proudly and cruise a Starliner that looks like an old NASCAR racer if it still drives like a derelict.

Up on the lift, it was immediately obvious that we needed to replace pretty much every suspension component to get the driveability up to par. Also, to complete our NASCAR look we needed to drop the ride height a few inches. Of course real racers never needed to worry about ground clearance, but since real-world cruising was on our minds we didn’t want to be stuck with a stance that looked terrific but had us dragging the underbody or pipes going in and out of driveways. Lucky for us, RideTech loves the big Fords too and has developed a complete, near bolt-in suspension solution that will give us the all-important low stance without commitment, excellent ride quality, and even handling performance.

SOURCE
Summit Racing
Akron
OH
800-230-3030
330-630-0240
http://www.summitracing.com/
Kertz Fabrication
707-235-3839
www.kertzfabrication.com
RideTech
350 S. St. Charles Street
Jasper
IN  47546
812-481-4787
http://www.ridetech.com