64 comet front end - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2005, 09:30 PM
comet boy's Avatar
When all else fails burn it
 

Last journal entry: more hiding stuff
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Idaho
Posts: 190
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
64 comet front end

Hi again. I am sure you guys are familiar with the shock towers in early 60's fords and merc's. Mostly the falconII style shock towers. Anyways i was think of getting rid of the shocktowers. I was thinking of building my own mounting points for the upper a-arms and lower control arms. These brackets would weld to the sub rail. I then would run tubing from the fire wall to the front of the rail. I would mount a coil overs from the tubing to the upper a-arm. I hope you follow me. I was wondering if the tin sub rail is strong enough. Or if I should make it almost a full frame car. With frame rails in the front and running all the way back to my Chris Alstin frame rails and four link.
Thanks in advance and I hope I was clear enough for you guys.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-22-2005, 11:05 PM
elcamino72's Avatar
Gearhead
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Harrisburg, Pa.
Age: 33
Posts: 29
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Okay, the last sentence of your post kind of answered the question for me. You note that you are running a four link, which probably means you are looking to make some substantial power and hoping to get it to the ground. This means that the car will be subjected to substantially more stress than it was ever designed to handle. If I were you, I would STRONGLY recommend tying the front and rear sections together. This will enhance the structural integrity of the vehicle. Also, keep in mind that this engine will rock and pull at the frame when it's all bolted in. This stress, coupled with the stress of traction from the four link and even slicks will eventually destroy a car that isn't properly prepared to handle such power and abuse.

Good Luck with your project.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-23-2005, 06:08 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Lakeland FL
Age: 65
Posts: 4,110
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
what are you trying to accomplish?

Room for a big block?

There are kits for converting to tube/coil over suspension and tower cut outs.

NPD has them.

If you do fab your own, add torque boxes to better complete the triangle with tubing, the firewall is not strong
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.