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Old 12-30-2010, 10:29 AM
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1932 chevy front suspension questions

i bought a 1932 chevy sedan and the previous own put a corvair front suspension on it and it looks like crap. i was wondering what front suspension is most used and semi easy to install on these cars and looks nice. dont get me wrong i know nothing is easy. thanks everyone for all your help

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Are you speaking of installing a straight axle or independent suspension? Post some pics should get a lot of reply's
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im really havent decided on solid or ifs yet. it has ifs on it now but i dont know if im going to put the fenders back on and if i dont the ifs on it now is just ugly and really bulky i was leaning towards a solid axle but i think ifs would be better for the ride so im leaning more toward ifs that looks nice not to bulky i hear alot of people saying they used mII front suspension.
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im really havent decided on solid or ifs yet. it has ifs on it now but i dont know if im going to put the fenders back on and if i dont the ifs on it now is just ugly and really bulky i was leaning towards a solid axle but i think ifs would be better for the ride so im leaning more toward ifs that looks nice not to bulky i hear alot of people saying they used mII front suspension.
I never thought my straight axle rode that bad, if it was my car and I didn't have fenders I would go with a dropped axle. If I put fenders on it I would go with the Mustang II, But that's me.

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I have an MII on my 31.
If you go solid, will it be transverse or parellel' If you go // . do you still have the original mounts?
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I never thought my straight axle rode that bad, if it was my car and I didn't have fenders I would go with a dropped axle. If I put fenders on it I would go with the Mustang II, But that's me.

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i agree with the statement of the fenders decide
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i am kinda new at this but so i dont know exactly wht the parallel means and all. but i do have all the mounts still there for the leafs on the front end. i will eventually be putting the fenders back on does any one know where i could get a drop axle and the springs and all. thanks alot
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Parallel springs are two springs that run with the frame rails. GM used this method while the more common Ford cars ran a "transverse" spring.

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If you are going to use the 32 front fenders and not cut them you can use the original parallel springs or two kinds of IFS Kugel or TCI. I believe if you use a mustang two you will have to cut the front fenders. mooseman
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My 32 Chevy came with a jaguar front end IFS. I personally think it looks clean but I will be putting the fenders back on.
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here is a pic of the Jag xj6 on my 32 chevy





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Jag front end

That Jag looks like a Jag F 40 front end. all the XJ6 that I have seen have the round bump stop cast in front and back of the upper A arms, and the A arm pivot center lines meet about at the transmission tail shaft. different geometry.
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Could be the case. I was just going off the documents that came with the car. I was not the one who built it.
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Jag overlapped the use of parts in different years, around 88 was the change over for most models. F 40 rear have the brakes at the wheels and the front geometry is different. I have read that the F 40 front crosmembers are filled with structural foam for more strength but the foam held moisture causing rust thru. one thing to check. I plan on making my own front crosmembers and using the F 40 pieces.
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I'm late to the party but what's interesting with that IFS setup is that there are no shocks...the XJ6 typically has shocks. I'm not sure if you can somehow make it work without the shocks or if that is indeed a different IFS setup all together. Either way it looks pretty good.
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