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Old 01-24-2007, 02:39 PM
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Ok here's one I haven't seen yet. Is it possible to build a 4 link rear suspension for my model a w/350/350 combo and a 9" using the original "wishbones" as the lower links, modified to a single bolt mount on the rear and an adjustable front bushing. The uppers would be standard 4 link pieces. And I'm using the original high arch rear spring mounted behind the rearend instead of on top. will the wishbones be strong enough for lower links? I want the traditional split bone look but don't think they are strong enough as a ladder bar setup. thanks for any help or advice.

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Original Model A wishbones are not a good idea. You might get away with that using 35-48 rear or front wishbone whichever suits your length requirements, as the later ones are welded tubing and more substantial than the As.
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Not sure if you would want to use a four bar set up with the spring your talking about. There are several books that explain why a four bar would be used and this is not one of them. Either the later split wishbone or a set of three point radius bars would be my suggestion.

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