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Old 02-25-2004, 06:43 PM
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I am in the process of building a frame for my 71 vw bug. I have a narrowed ford 9" for the rear and i am trying to decide what to do for the rear suspension. I have tried my best to copy a 4-link setup from comp. eng. i have the brakets that go on the rear end cut out of 1/4" plate and the front plates cut out of the same. Right now i have punched out all of the holes for the rod ends i bought (speedway motors streetrod rod ends, 3/4" thread, 5/8" hole) Unfortunently i have punched the holes in the brackets to 3/4", so I have started to weld in the holes and drill them out to 5/8" like they should have been. I have only done 4 holes of the 40-something i punched!! So anyways I figured on doing it myself to try and save some$ but now this is turning into alot of farting around. I still will have to jig these brakets on the rear end so they are all perfect allined and then make my own bars and mount the front brakets... I just want some oppinions on what i should do, I was thinking on buying a jegs 4-link kit, or the comp. eng. kit, or finish my own kit. Also if i bouhgt a new kit are the holes on the brakets 5/8" or 3/4"? I dont really want to drop another 100+ on more rod ends!
Any help would by great.

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Old 02-25-2004, 07:00 PM
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All of the holes are 3/4" if you have the money your best bet is to get the kit because they are mandral bent and will have all the brackets welded in the correct locations, then you can use your rear and brackets.
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