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Old 02-17-2013, 11:07 AM
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Realistically you aren't going to put IFS on that car unless you move the wheels back. The front suspension it now has is a dropped tube axle with a transverse leaf spring set up "suicide" style out in front of the frame. As said, it's a common T bucket style front not usually found (though some do) on later cars. There are plenty model A's out there with it but when you get up to 32 you usually don't see it.

What are your issues with the front? You mentioned you like the look (it is a neat little car) The tie rod out front is usually a no no being that it messes with an important steering principle, the Akerman or steering angle. But in your case it looks like it has steering arms on the spindles that are tucking the tie rod end way out into the wheel area that either is giving you that Akerman angle or close to it so that should be fine or good enough.

What is the problem you need to address with it?

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