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Old 08-06-2012, 11:29 AM
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Coolest front suspension??

OK GU-RU'S... IM ON A QUEST... AM STARTING A NEW BUILD.. 1931 MODEL "A" 5 WINDOW COUPE...
DRAMATIC CHOP, JAG REAR END, BLOWN SMALL BLOCK, ETC. IVE GOT MOST ALL OF OT DRAWN OUT IN MY HEAD, WITH THE EXCEPRION OF HOW TO SET UP THE FRONT END...
GOT A 4" SUPER BELL DROP AXLE , AND A TRANSVERSE SPRING... JUST DONT KNOW WHETHER TO GO WITH A SUICIDE, OR MORE OF A TRADITIONAL LOOK W/A SPREADER?? ANY IDEAS/AND/OR PICTURES WOULD BE APPRECIATED... THNX D/B
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IHow about a C4 crossmember and front suspention with the polished a-arms and coil overs instead of the glass spring I have seen one set up like that and it was a drool inducing monster very nice with the coil overs the ride height was adjustable he had it set low and raked looked great and the guy who owned it said it rode like a cross between a caddy and a indy car
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On the early Fords, I have always been a fan of a more traditional front suspension, especially since you already have a dropped axle and transverse spring. I prefer a four link, but you can choose between hairpins, parallel four links, or split wishbones as your tastes and the car's attitude see fit. While some guys will insist that IFS is the way to go, a Model A really isn't heavy enough to gain the full benefit of the IFS. In other words, on a Model A, an IFS won't ride any better than a dropped axle. For the IFS to be of significant benefit, it needs to be on a heavier 1940 or newer vehicle.

Hope this helps.

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Google K & K Custom crosmembers, they build a very nice looking IFS using Jag XJ components, I someday plan to build a couple X members using Jag F 40 Pieces I have.
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