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Old 09-21-2006, 09:37 PM
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Four bar Fix?

Ok... The car is a 1961 ford falcon wagon, in the rear end i have a 8.8 out of a mustang set up underneath, im using original 1986 ford mustang suspension components. The mounts have been moved in on the axle as well, the frame mounts are built out of 3/16" plate. The springs are a Pro-Shock coilover kit available through jegs.

Unfortunately the rear-end was lined up incorrectly after the mounts have been welded. I had two marks on the drivers side for the center line and i went off the wrong one the result was apparent when the wheels were bolted on as the left side sits 1/2" forward...

I know the springs will need to be remounted but what can i do about the 4 links is it possible to build adjustable end links on new bars to allow adjustability and correct alignment so this doesnt happen again? or will that create an odd geometry...

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Unfortunately the rear-end was lined up incorrectly after the mounts have been welded. I had two marks on the drivers side for the center line and i went off the wrong one the result was apparent when the wheels were bolted on as the left side sits 1/2" forward...

I know the springs will need to be remounted but what can i do about the 4 links is it possible to build adjustable end links on new bars to allow adjustability and correct alignment so this doesnt happen again? or will that create an odd geometry...
I would readjust the tabs. You can use lower arms with adjustments but that would not make it right. The suspension has to be square from the get-go.
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If I am reading your question right the only way to correct the problem is relocate the bracket to the correct position. If you try and make up the difference with longer or shorter bars the geometry of the two sides will be different and ride and handling will suffer.

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You would have binding due to the different arc the upper and lowers would be traveling. You would also get rollsteer issues.
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yea i kinda had the idea that the suspension problems would arise, now if i cut off the mounts i made, when i re-weld the new mounts on will i have to worry about weak spots in the frame should i plate along the frame? or if i do it right will there even be an issue?
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What I have done before is to weld a plate onto the outsides of the bracket, fill in the (now closed on 1 side) hole in the bracket, and drill another one. If there is enough room on your bracket that might be a workable (yet ugly) solution.

If you have the time I would just cut them off and move them back.
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