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Old 11-11-2002, 02:11 AM
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You want a nice ride and good handling. You put an independent suspension on the front. Why put an obsolete farm wagon rear suspension under it ?

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Iam using a GM 10 bolt out of a '76 Nova. It fit right in the orginal leaf springs. The orginal spring perches on the Nova rear are right were they need to be to fit. The pinon angle may be off but that can be fixed with a wedge. Then you can go with a ladder bar and coilover set up. TCI sells a set up like this. Iam still amazed at how well that Nova fit just like it was made for it.


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SJFast - I agree with you. however, this is always something that can be changed, and I have to agree to stay with the theory to KISS - keep it simple for my first project.

CenterLine - phat's a good guy, and taught me a lot. however, he does this for a living. he also thinks all work has to be as pretty as his. you've obviously been doing this long enough to know your welds are solid, if not pretty as pretty as he likes.

yea - you seem a bit paranoid to me, but hey it's you that's got to feel comfortable.

maverick - I got leads on 2 10 bolts... if it isn't too much trouble could I talk you into measuring your 10B flange to flange? if it fits that well it would give me a reference point to go off of. (and even pad to pad if possible) I don't have the origianl axle to measure (yes I'm an idiot)
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Old 11-11-2002, 07:27 AM
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Ok Ill measure it tonight when I get home and report back to you in the am. Brothers makes a kit that has the perches and u bolt and stuff to make the change pretty easy if the ones that are on the axle dont fit. They also have a traction bar system that I will probably go with thats pretty inexpensive. I just have to fiqure our a way to mount shocks to my frame since I had those knee action type, shouldnt be a problem though!


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well - I didn't have the knee actions (first year without them). however, the stop of the mounts were stretched so I removed them. I'll have to figure out / fab up some shock mounts on the frame somewhere.
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