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I have a 35 chevy coupe and have installed a Heidts front end. I was told from different people that this was the easiest way to go.Since then I have talked to several people who say this was a bad choice.It is too late now cause it is in and even though it doesn't look as good as the original, I think looks ok.It is a super ride with coil overs etc.The car will be fenderless when done. My question is why are people so down on these type front ends on this type of car? Thanks again guys

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Old 10-12-2007, 12:31 PM
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I'm not so sure people are down on them, but more a case of that type of IFS in an open wheel/fenderless application - many feel it just doesn't look traditional. Putting MII and Heidts under a full fendered car often hides much of the suspension so they are considered more acceptable. My personal opinion is that there is no right or wrong on the issue. If the owner is happy with the look and the ride, then that is what counts.
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Hi ,if you want that ifs,go for it,opinions are like a-- Holes,everyone has one. most of these people wouldnt know an ifs if it bit them on the b000 !!!
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Thanks guys I needed that.I purchased this frontend cause the places I talked to said they did not have anything that would fit under that frame without alot of modifying. I have a welder and am learning but did not want to get in over my head.The chassis is almost complete,283 corvette engine in,s-10 rear, etc.Waiting on wheels and tires.With all the wood, I'm sure I'll be on that for a year or so.Hopefully in a couple of years I'll be finished. Thanks very much for all your advice and the reading I get here.Even though I don't post alot I read here every day and learn. Thanks
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There is nothing wrong with the Heidts IFS. However cboy is correct when he states that there is an element out there that don't thing an IFS looks "right" on a fenderless car. That said, there are a lot of fenderless deuces out there with that same type of front suspension so who cares. It will preform very well and give you long service life.
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Personally I would rather have a chassis that works well and handles well...So some guy comes along and tries to be the "expert" so what..???

I think a nice clean independent suspension can look good and looks like the owner gave the car some thought..

I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
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