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Old 08-28-2003, 12:39 PM
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Need advice on universal rear frame kits

Hey guys I need advice on what i need to do to my Plymouth. My father pretty much gave me his 68 Road runner . When I started to remove the rear end i found out that one of the frame rails was bad. So i started looking into replacing the rear frame with either a universal four link or ladder bar setup in the Summit Racing catalog. This car is going to see a lot of street use so i wanted a functional setup. I plan on running a 17 or 18x11 wheel with the fattest tire avail so i dont mind tubbing it. Does anyone know if a setup like this would work for my application? I also plan on instaaling the kit myself and wanted to know how difficult it actually is to install one of these kits into a car like or similar to mine. PLEASE HELP

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Old 08-29-2003, 02:23 PM
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For an 11" wide rim/tire, you wouldn't need to do a whole tub job, a mini tub would work, along with probably some shock and spring relocators. How bad is the frame currently, and is it fixable?
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A new frame section is a big undertaking. Very Big! I would suggest trying to fix or replace with an original and do some mini tubs unless this is a race car.

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Like Chris said, unless you have some knowledgeable help available "on-site", that is a big undertaking. Not really something you want to try by yourself.

Any chance you could post some photos of your problem? I am sure someone could give you some suggestions that may be easier/better for your situation. There is alot of experience on this board, and most are more than happy to help to make it a fun and exciting experience for you.

Keep in mind that many street rod projects are scrapped because people undertake a very complicated project that they are really not ready for, both financially and experience wise.

Not to sound grimm, but most times the chances of a project being completed, are directly related to the amount of time and money it takes to get it back on the road.
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Thanks for the responses. With the car I plan on racing it , but for now I want a serious cruiser. I really just wanted to have a trick suspension setup, and liked the idea of installing either a four link or a ladder bar setup. The rear frame rails aren't that bad. I dont have a camera so I cant post pics. As far as installing the kit I'm not going to do this by my self.
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