vw bug front suspension - 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 11-06-2003, 10:33 AM
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Buffalo, NY
Posts: 173
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vw bug front suspension

i am building a complete chassis for my 71 vw bug. I bought the blue prints and they call for using a mustang II front suspension. Now the problem is that my bug has a front wheel width (form outer edge of the tires) of 60". All the mustang II ifs i have seen are made to go on old chevysa and fords with a much wider front ends, i still want the wheels to stay inside the fenders. Am i going to have to fab my own front crossmember and mount my own control arms? or should i buy a kit and shorten the crossmember my self? any advice?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-06-2003, 01:28 PM
TooMany2count's Avatar
A Half Crippled Old SOB....
 
Last wiki edit: GM RPO build codes Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Cahokia,IL..... Donate Blood Products & Sign your DONORS CARD
Posts: 807
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
you'd be surprized what you can find if you look around, personally I do not have any names but I have seen several companies say that they can make a M2 suspension for any set up, and you'll even be happier to know thats a 47-54 1/2 ton chevy p/u has a center of tire to center of tire width of only about 56-57 inches. so I'm sure you'll find something out there for your project... here's a bit of trivia, did you know the short wheel base mid 70's ford vans are SHORTER then a VW beetle???? it true..joe
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-06-2003, 06:56 PM
Deuce's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Choosing a trailer
Last journal entry: Jan 13 2013
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Deuceland USA
Age: 66
Posts: 5,657
Wiki Edits: 6

Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts



Stock width on a Mustang II is 56" ....wheel mounting flange to wheel moubting flange.




__________________


"I won't be wronged . I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. "






Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2003, 04:13 PM
RustBucketChevy's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Age: 35
Posts: 8
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
if the width is 56" then a 81 cutlass would be very close. and joe that is a very interresting tid bit.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2003, 05:08 PM
adtkart@aol.com
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 3,220
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you are looking for something to work in place of what you have, you need to check the hub to hub measurement, not outside of tire. Wheel offset makes a big difference.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2003, 06:17 PM
TooMany2count's Avatar
A Half Crippled Old SOB....
 
Last wiki edit: GM RPO build codes Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Cahokia,IL..... Donate Blood Products & Sign your DONORS CARD
Posts: 807
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally posted by adtkart
If you are looking for something to work in place of what you have, you need to check the hub to hub measurement, not outside of tire. Wheel offset makes a big difference.
thats the info I gave him....hub to hub..and it came from a fact sheet I got from Chevrolet........joe
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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
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



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:48 AM.


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.