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.