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Corvette Rear in a 37 Coupe

I am considering putting a late model corvette IRS in my 37 Ford Coupe - is there anything special I need to watch out for? I am a bit conserned the Link bars are so short and am considering lenghting them for additional stability. Would this be worth the effort?

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I am considering putting a late model corvette IRS in my 37 Ford Coupe -


If you have decent fabrication skills ... it is not extremely difficult to do ...

Or Progressive Automotive ... has a kit to do it ...

http://www.progressiveautomotive.com/
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Hey Clark, you got any progress pics, post them....
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Not much Progress - but here is the journal of my 37 Ford Coupe - Thanks for the interest

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...ournalid=47352

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I am considering putting a late model corvette IRS in my 37 Ford Coupe - is there anything special I need to watch out for? I am a bit conserned the Link bars are so short and am considering lenghting them for additional stability. Would this be worth the effort?

Thanks

Clark
Why does stability concern you? The Corvette the suspension came out of didn't have stability issues so, if you put the C4 components in the stock locations, your '37 shouldn't either...
If you do lengthen them you should know what you are doing so you don't screw up the geometry and "create" stability issues...
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I`m with Mark, if the links are kept at fatory length there should not be an issue, I`m still currently running eight inch under mine with a 9-nine inch waiting in the wings...
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Why does stability concern you? The Corvette the suspension came out of didn't have stability issues so, if you put the C4 components in the stock locations, your '37 shouldn't either...
If you do lengthen them you should know what you are doing so you don't screw up the geometry and "create" stability issues...
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Mark - That is why I am looking for the feedback - The Roll Center and CG on a 37 is significantly higher then a Vette - Therefore stability becomes an issue as roll centers and CG change - especially with a short arm rear suspension - Sounds like this solution has alrady been tried successfully, then I will not be to concerned - Thanks for the feedback

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Hey Clark,
The Cg will definitely be altered from the Corvette Cg but Roll Center is tied more into the suspension itself.
You haven't said what your intentions are for the front suspension. This will have a direct input on Roll Center even more then the rear. Do you have the same plans for up front?
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Hey Clark,
The Cg will definitely be altered from the Corvette Cg but Roll Center is tied more into the suspension itself.
You haven't said what your intentions are for the front suspension. This will have a direct input on Roll Center even more then the rear. Do you have the same plans for up front?
Mark

Mark

Up front I am planning a drop spindle M2. Thanks for the feedback

Clark
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