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Old 06-19-2011, 08:44 PM
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Chevrolet truck arms??

Putting together a 57 Ford Paddy Wagon, the frame already has a camaro front clip. I picked up a set of rear control arms from a buddies 68 C-10 parts truck and the c notch from welder series will be here shortly.
My question is can I run the arms along the outside of the frame instead of angled in like stock, I will be using a panhard bar to help locate.
I see no reason I can't, but feel like I may be missing something. What are your thoughts?
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:18 PM
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That should work.
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:19 PM
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I have run this suspension on both the stock truck and on a 37 chevy pickup I built, it's a great rear suspension for the street. That said, in order for this style of 2 link suspension to work it requires the arms to twist when the suspension articulates. The farther the front mounting points are apart the more they are going to have to twist, this is the reason that they are close together in the original vehicle. Will it work with the pivot points far apart? I don't really see a huge problem with it. But it is not the way a two link suspension should be setup unless you are only going straight on flat ground.

Hell, NASCAR has been using this rear suspension for ever.

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Old 06-21-2011, 01:31 AM
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Thanks Jaysin, this one isn't being built for Bonneville, thats what the Stude is for. I'll figure out a way to get them to work or just go back to springs. It looks like If I want to be able to go real low, I may have to notch the frame where the arms pass under, we'll see.
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