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Old 07-10-2012, 07:40 AM
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hi all

for the last 2 year ive been designing my own build ive been collecting all the materials needed im not running a V8 i wanted something different so i got hold of a volvo t5 engine plenty of power in that motor im starting the strip and rebuild this week end so i will put some pics up as i want it nice and clean and looking brand new

i do have one question for now i want a IFS but to look like a dropped axle with coil overs running inside the frame rail next to the gearbox
ive attached a drawing i did but it crap as my work computer isnt good and only has paint i hope its good enough to know what im after doing

my first question is what size materials to use for the drag links and the drop axle and then theres making a plate to attach the hubs and brake caliper i was thinking to use alfa romeo 156 front hubs as they have some nice wheels that wold make it look different

thanks in advance all comments welcome good or bad
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here are the pics i dont think they attached the first time
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Before you start that kind of a front suspension, do a search here. There are at least a couple of threads that will give you some reasons why that's not a good design. Fatman Fabrications, I believe, tried marketing that design 10-15 years ago, and it flopped. One member here, CBOY, adapted a '60s Ford design Twin I-Beam fairly successfully, but it was cross fastened to each frame rail.

I don't want to discourage innovation, but since this has been tried and not been a real success, suggest you do some more in depth research before you spend money and time.
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If you look at the formula cars they use pushrods and bellcranks in order to contain the coil overs within the body work and that can be made to work on a rod..Looks good and works well. Now for that IFS solution....the pivoted axles do not work at all well and you will be much better off in my opinion sticking to a regular drop axle has to do with geometry, bump steer and a whole host of other issues that raise their ugly head..Make your axle from 2" dia 1/4 wall tube and machine the axle ends from solid round bar stock..Yup can be done but by the time you do all that it is much easier to just order one already done with the spindles and brake package..the tie rods are usually a 3/4 heim with a 1" drag link and tie rod..You might be able to get by with 5/8" heims..

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If you were to run each axle all the way over to the other frame rail making it as long as you possibly can like a Ford split I beam it sorta works. But with your design the camber change is drastic with every rebound, it makes for a mess of a front end for driving.

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Check out Factory Five, street rod , 34 roadster of coupe. it handles ,had inboard rocker coil overs. there are a lot of build picture here on Hr
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