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Old 09-16-2008, 03:37 PM
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home growen I.R.S.

HELLO ALL,

I'm thinking of building my own independant rear suspension, using the gear center from my cadillac cutting axle tubes shorten the rear end down an using the top control arm bushing mount as a top hanger using poly. bushings an welding a front mount to use nova or camaro rear spring poly. bushing as my front mounting, and using the spindals from a cadillac seville or eldo. now i need to have axles made for the rear end, an CV axle shafts longer to reach the spindals, any one know where could have CV axles made an rear end axles ?or i'm going to make my own spindal bearing mount and my own control arms, also thinking of using same design for I.R.S. for my sons 1974 camaro using S/10 spindals and axles or my own spinal mounting but using wheel bearing hub from S/10 and cadillac bearing hub, any help an info be greatful!
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:38 PM
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I haven't yet seen or heard of this being done.

By all means, if you do follow through and decide to do this take tons of pictures, measurements, and make a "how to" article on it, heck even a Wiki article on it for those in the future to have a reference to go by.

If I were to attempt it, I would try all GM parts (as I'm GM trained, and accustomed to so many parts within the different divisions and their compatability) have the axle tubes and shafts shortened, and mount a set of GM truck CV shafts to it with the shafts measured to utilize the Caddy spindles, the rest is cake.
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too much work for me

I would try to find a center section that I could use from a front of a 4 wd and front spindles then make the A arms and steer link... If the geometry is wrong you can get in trouble real quick when you least expect it. I have seen the late 4 pass T birds under roadsters with new fabbed arms. the guy coppied the dimensions ...just made new tubing ones that lookes a lite nicer than factory stamped ones
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There is an engineering group out of Florida that does this with all sorts of center sections. I'll try to find the link. I talked to the fella before I started my vette IRS and he was quite knowledgeable. The website had a lot of usefull information to. I'll look through my favorites when I get to the house.

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thanks all who posted and hope you find the link that company! thanks again everyone !
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I think this might be the link your looking for:

http://team321.com/
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thank you Arrow head very greatful!
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Yep. Thats them Arrowhead.

This primarily applies to Corvette rear-ends but you may find something as far as rod-links...adjustable camber cams....etc.etc....http://www.vbandp.com/detail.aspx?ID=517

And propeller shafts http://www.dennysdriveshaft.com/c34_...lf_shafts.html



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