Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Fatman/39 La Salle
View Single Post
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-19-2007, 10:09 PM
Deuce's Avatar
Deuce Deuce is offline
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Choosing a trailer
Last journal entry: Jan 13 2013
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Deuceland USA
Age: 66
Posts: 5,657
Wiki Edits: 6

Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Well over a dozen views and no responses ...

I believe that a big GM vehicle such as the LaSalle is to heavy for a Pinto/Mustang II suspension. The donor car is a good bit lighter in weight than the LaSalle. The wheelbase is a lot shorter. The original track width is more narrow. It was designed to be used with a 9 inch brake rotor.

Now I understand that some of these issues can be addressed and upgrades made ( like the brake rotor size ) ... but the factory engineered suspension design for a light weight disposable economy car has to be a concern ... at least to me. Go find a similar era vehicle ( mid 70's ... 74 to 78 ) with a comparable weight and wheelbase of the LaSalle ... and look at the A arms and suspension ... then compare them to a Pinto/Mustang II A arm and suspension. Vast difference ...
Reply With Quote