Question for suspension fabricators - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2008, 08:57 AM
Stovebolter's Avatar
36 Chevy Low Cab
 

Last journal entry: C4 IRS
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Harrison, AR
Age: 46
Posts: 332
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Question for suspension fabricators

I havent had much experience making my own control arms. I know to use heavy wall tubing and thread on end with right hand threads and the other with left hand threads.

My question. I want to stay away from the spherical rod ends. Where do you guys get the bushed rod ends that have the threaded ends for making your own control links? I've seen them somewhere but I cant find any now.

Thanks,
Dave

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2008, 12:32 PM
cboy's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Finished
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Atwater, CA
Age: 69
Posts: 3,918
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Speedway has them...and I'm sure other web catalogs as well. They also have the swedged rods already threaded and ready to go in different lengths.
__________________
Always learning...and sharing what I've learned. The Scratch-Built Hot Rod.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2008, 01:49 PM
Stovebolter's Avatar
36 Chevy Low Cab
 

Last journal entry: C4 IRS
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Harrison, AR
Age: 46
Posts: 332
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks. I looked. Must have missed it. I'll look again.

Dave
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2008, 02:00 PM
cboy's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: Finished
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Atwater, CA
Age: 69
Posts: 3,918
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Hey Dave,

Maybe I mistook your question. Did you mean this type of rod end?



http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/1584...mNo=rod%20ends
__________________
Always learning...and sharing what I've learned. The Scratch-Built Hot Rod.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2008, 02:30 PM
Stovebolter's Avatar
36 Chevy Low Cab
 

Last journal entry: C4 IRS
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Harrison, AR
Age: 46
Posts: 332
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yes. That the right one Cboy! I guess I missed those. I see them now. I was actually hoping to find some plain steel. I just found some on ridetech.com's site. I was hoping for something a little bigger than 5/8". MacDonald Bros Racing also has some. But they're in Australia.

I'm going to have to fabricate the lower link for the C4 vette rear. I have to narrow the half shafts a bit so in turn I have to do the control arms. Would you trust the 5/8"? Just curious. The ones I made for my drag truck years ago were 3/4 sphericals. I do know I should go with the bushed style for longevity.

Thanks,
Dave
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2008, 02:49 PM
claycapps's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: jacksonville arkansas
Posts: 17
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
control arms

I usually mess with minis and fulls sizes with air ride, but this may help there are a few companys that do custom comtrol arms. barnyard customs make a killer set. a place called barely legal does a set also. air ride tech offers some for older trucks as well. you might also try suicide doors.com the make custom parts like that too. hopefully this will help you out. Are you planning on putting airride on the truck.......
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-27-2008, 03:57 PM
Stovebolter's Avatar
36 Chevy Low Cab
 

Last journal entry: C4 IRS
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Harrison, AR
Age: 46
Posts: 332
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Nope. Just sticking with coil overs front and rear. Corvette IRS. I did a search for barnyard customs and couldnt find thier web site?

Now if I could just get all of my front end parts. Ordered in October. Still getting wrong parts as of today. I'm rather calm most of the time. Now....I'm flat out ready to make a trip to Lake Havasau and.........
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
383 stroker 73monte Engine 11 05-07-2014 08:08 AM
supercharger.... 73monte Engine 16 07-24-2010 10:27 AM
question about a previouse question elrod1030 Engine 6 03-10-2010 07:35 AM
Switching to 200R Tranny question Gundarak Transmission - Rearend 4 12-05-2003 08:00 PM
nitrous 69BiRd Engine 2 11-28-2003 10:33 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.