Thanks alot home brew, now my head really hurts. There's a lot going on in Lil Johns roadster, the pictures don't do it justice. I still can't figure out how he did the front end. It looks like the coil overs serve the rear through a series of cantilevered links, but I can't see much for the front. It does look like a pivot shaft in front of the motor connected to teh upper bars with links extending backward, but can't see what they're connected to.home brew said:These are always hard to figure out unless you see the build pics. This looks like a Lil John Buttera build. Take a look at the build pics for his lakes modified roadster in Street Rodder magazine web site.
I was hoping one of our left coast members had seen this rod in person and could fill us in on the detail. Swazzie might be right that there is a leaf spring tucked up under there, but the mounting eye and shackle is certainly well hidden if that is the case.home brew said:These are always hard to figure out unless you see the build pics.
I may be misinterpreting your observation Gary, but I think the "bent" arm you are referring to is actually the steering link. As for the suspension, it could be a bunch of different types. Instead of torsion bars at the radius rod pivots they could be connected to a set of coil overs that are under the car. It isn't a really clear picture, but I think that there is a cross leaf on the front as has already been suggested,tucked away for a very clean look.KULTULZ said:I wonder... ain:
If the torsion rods are at the pivot point of the radius rods and what appears to me to be some type of sway bar (easily discernable on the right side-bent bar forward-maybe left bar rearward) acting as both shock and sway bar?
Since it is the same color as the tie rod, and I have seen the exact same bend bar for sale by one of the suspension places...I'm pretty certain that it is the steering link off of a Vega box. It needs the bend because of the low stance to clear through suspension travel. The suspension is the only thing I am unsure about, but it looks as if it is a sunken leaf as was pointed out by an earlier poster. Of course with a cross spring a panhard rod would be unneccesary.pasadenahotrod said:I think on that little truck that bent rod you see is the panhard bar. .