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Old 06-19-2007, 07:22 AM
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Adapt midget suspension to rod?

This midget racer from 1947 was at a car show last Sunday and I was fascinated with the front suspension set up...quarter elliptical springs and a top side control bar. Looked so clean and straightforward yet utilitarian.

The owner said the leaf springs were made by cutting semi ellipticals in half and then doing LOTS of grinding to get them down to this size. Anybody know of a source for narrow leafs like this at a decent price?

My thinking is this would make a nice appearing setup on a street rod. Anybody see potential problems, pitfalls, drawbacks on a street car? (Yes, I realize semi ellipticals are often used on street rods...asking more about the setup here with the upper control arm/lower spring physics.)

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