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Old 02-23-2007, 10:03 PM
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Is it possible?

Here is my question. Lets say I have a 34 ford with solid front tube axle with a four bar. What would happen if I used coil over shocks instead of the leaf spring over axle upfront?
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You would also need a panhard type bar to keep the axle from moving side to side.
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What is your reasoning for wanting to do that?
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The reason I ask is that I bought a complete front end (super bell, wilwood brakes, speedway spindles, 4 bar, panhard, coil overs etc.). The front end came with and was ran with pete and jakes viper coilovers. I`m wondering if anyone has seen this done? I have never seen a solid front axle car ran like this, I`ve only seen them with leaf springs.
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Sprint cars are set up like that these days..works just fine..

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this is a '34 Ford frame. guy on CHR is building the car
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People have been doing that for years. The tube axles are better suited for coilover mounts because they can have mounting tabs welded on,(like the pic that matt167 posted), or drilled and a through tube welded in for a direct mounted coilover.

A panhard rod is required.

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this is a '34 Ford frame. guy on CHR is building the car
Matt,

Can you provide a link to this CHR build? I'm interested in seeing his spring mounting bracket from a couple different angles. (Nice looking suspension BTW).
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Here's a link to the Pete and Jake site for their kit. May help you figure out how to build your own.

http://www.peteandjakes.com/parts/32/32_frontcoil.htm
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