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Old 02-16-2009, 03:02 AM
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1934 Plymouth front suspension help

I am trying to find out more information about my options for an IFS for my '34 Plymouth. It has the factory fitted IFS setup.
I probably have a unique set of circumstances due to our regulations here in Aus. This includes right hand drive and we are not allowed to cut the chassis rails and fit a fabricated subframe. I'm limited to boxing the chassis and fitting a new crossmember. Rack and Pinion steering would have to be sourced from one of our local cars.
I'm thinking I probably have two main options.
1/ Keep the original IFS but I am sceptical if it has any real handling potential even if fitted with dropped spindles which may have to be custom made.
2/ Fit a Mustang 2 IFS. This is more realistic but nobody here in Aus makes them and I would have to donate a kidney to pay for shipping for such an awkward item. I could have one made locally but I cannot find any technical drawings to indicate shaft mounting centers and mouting heights. I have CAD and could easily get all sections laser cut and I am competent to TIG weld the whole assembly together. I would like to stick to coilover for the front (and also the back). Once I get a crossmember together I could readily source the rest of the parts from the USA.

Does anyone know where I could get technical details for fabricating a Mustang 2 front crossmember?. I;ve been online for days but cant find anythng.
Any help or ideas would be really helpful.

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ive met someone from au that might be able to help since he builds rods there,his name is micheal from rodders life or his buddy roman www.rodderslife.com.au or www.wasabitv.com.au i was very impressed with their work and im one of there biggest fans tell them i said hello. Mike
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There is a kit for the MII front crossmember from welder series. I think that would not be to expensive to ship. You have to weld it together yourself. I have not used them but the were in a rod magazine a couple of years ago. http://www.welderseries.com/
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34 Mopar Ifs

MOPAR-MADNESS.
It is possible to do the cut & replace bit . I am in Brisbane & have a 34 Dodge that has had over the years
(A) 35 Plymouth
(b) HT Monaro
(c) four bar & currently (2009) a series 3 Jaguar
Each time the frame had to be rebuilt & plated , but only the bulge & cross-piece was originally cut out & a section made to join the front chassis-horns back--- verry carefully as this area carries the radiator support & sets the dimensions for the whole front.
At the moment I am fitting a K&K Crossmember (JAGUAR components) to our 33 KC tourer & shall be refitting another one to the 34 later; This is similar to a corvette or fatman but requires a bit more input from you . Comes from the GOLD COAST, is reasonably priced and advice is only as far as the phone.
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bones,you sound like areal oldschool rodder,I'd love to see some pics of your work
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I'm working on some pix for a journal ; is taking priority after a zillion fambly duties. best, bones611
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that sounds great bones,notify me when your done.I love oldschool tech ,these guys got can learn a lot about building with brains insted of cash. lets get together and swap ideas BTW , wheres Brisbane?
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i am just pulling my 34 into the shop to look at the front suspension.
i am just starting the project and was thinking of using a C4 set up.
i will try setting up the frame jig for it and see how it all fits up.
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34..........ford? thats a great car,my buddie has a glass body one.I know,Iknow ,but its still cool looking.post some pics exline,sounds cool

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