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Here's a few post that might help you out..

Setting up a four link

Tuning 4 Link Rear Suspensions for the Drag Strip

http://www.cachassisworks.com/storie...AC-003_WEB.pdf


I hope you know the difference between four bar and four link... Most people don't know the difference between the two... If you do a search on google you will see what I'm tlaking about,, Everyone call's a four bar set up a four link.. It's not.. It is a four bar,,

Art Morrison's has a nice video as far as I remember...

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I helped a friend install a chris Alston's four Link once,, Nice set up..

Here's some more that might help you out..http://www.cachassisworks.com/Storie...AC-004_WEB.pdf

http://www.cachassisworks.com/Storie...AC-009_WEB.pdf


These all might give you some good ideas..This one would most likey be close to what your doing.. ..http://www.cachassisworks.com/Storie...AC-004_WEB.pdf
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Hey thanks guys,very good articles,they will definetly help with the set up.I had the basic idea but I will definetly be using the info to set up the 4 link the correct way.I will get some better pics of the inside of the car so you can see what I'm working with.
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Thanks I really appreciate all the help!!!Ill keep everyone posted!we have a large swap meet coming up here in a couple weeks,hoping I can find sum good parts to keep me going
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Dutchman's can cut down your axles and axle shafts. They were right here in Portland, Or., but moved to Meridian, Idaho recently.
Custom Axles and Rear Ends by Dutchman Motorsports | Brake kits | Housings | Differential Components | Ford 9" | Quick Change | Dana 60

Some 9" Ford axles can't be shortened if they reduce down outside the splines.
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I contacted moser and they are going to cut them down and re spline them for 125.Im using a 12 bolt that I built years ago.I was thinking I would build the frame rails on a table and then install them,I've read it's best to build them in place,and also build them and then install.Any thoughts on this??I figured I would mock them up using 2x4 lumber so I can get my angle cuts correct and not waste any steel??????Thanks for the help
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Hope you're planning on (or already have) a c clip eliminator kit on those axles. I wouldn't run a 10 or 12 bolt on the strip without them."
I think the odds of getting things square and a better fit are better if you build the subframes outside the car, then wled it in. You need a good base or jig to make sure it's all square if doing it outside, but it's easier to get good welds and square it up.
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Yes I already have strange c clip eliminators installed.I would rather have a 9 inch rear,but I'm on a very tight wife won't let me spend much money budget,so I'm trying to work with the parts I have available.
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Yes I already have strange c clip eliminators installed.I would rather have a 9 inch rear,but I'm on a very tight wife won't let me spend much money budget,so I'm trying to work with the parts I have available.
It's tough to be "bad" on a tight wife budget!
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Lol it is tough,but I promised about 10 projects and 20 years ago I would only build one more car so the budget is whatever I can find in the couch cushions and under the washer and dryer.According to my wife it is a "very BAD because i told you no more cars Malibu"but I figured with that name I would never get any help :-)
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Dutchman's can cut down your axles and axle shafts. They were right here in Portland, Or., but moved to Meridian, Idaho recently.
Custom Axles and Rear Ends by Dutchman Motorsports | Brake kits | Housings | Differential Components | Ford 9" | Quick Change | Dana 60

Some 9" Ford axles can't be shortened if they reduce down outside the splines.
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I contacted moser and they are going to cut them down and re spline them for 125.Im using a 12 bolt that I built years ago.I was thinking I would build the frame rails on a table and then install them,I've read it's best to build them in place,and also build them and then install.Any thoughts on this??I figured I would mock them up using 2x4 lumber so I can get my angle cuts correct and not waste any steel??????Thanks for the help
Your thinking is right... Go to your lumber yard,, And buy some 1/8 or 1/4 inch lauan you can make your pattern out of... All you have to do is make one frame rail out of the Lauan,,, Then use it to lay out that frame rail,, Then once you have one side built(before welding it all up ) just tack everything,,, Then lay the next one right on top of the one you just built,,, Tack it together as well.. Now you have two frame rails that match... The rest is easy after that..All can be done on a table or floor..
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Dutchman makes some good stuff.
Yes they do. It was a very sad day when they packed up and moved. Was always so easy to just drive down and get stuff done. They were only a mile away from me!
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Tubbing my Malibu

Hey all!I got my wheels under the car where they need to be and determined after several measurements,I determined my rear end needs to be 43 1/2 inches from WMS to WMS,which means I need to shorten my rear end by 11 inches.I am sending the axles off to get them cut down,I have strange c clip eliminators welded on,so I'm assuming when moser cuts the axles down they will just eliminate the groove for c clips,and if they measure from the splined end of the axle,will the 5.5 inches start at the very end?is this the correct way of thinking??maybe I'm over thinking but I don't want to send them in twice
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