is there a time period when this type of suspension would be popular?
well to be hounest i cant tell you because i dont know , i'm not really an expert on all the details like that ....
i just love everything hotrod , dry lake racers , custom but since here in holland you dont have a lot of that ...
i just try to build stuff that looks good to me personally ..
also i have to be hounest i have not been building for years and years , and still learning new stuff
i'm now at the point i really want to pay more attention to details and make stuff look more functional ..
inspired by some awsome builds here
Your truck is an awesome choice for a hauler. It has a great period look.
By the way, this suspension is not rigid. The diagonal rod connects to a coil spring via bell-crank hidden inside the sheet metal. This helps clean up the air flow around the front end. Since the surface is relatively smooth, you'll find that most salt flats/dry lakes cars don't need much of a suspension. It's not uncommon for rear axles to be welded or bolted directly to the frame.
thnx and yes when i saw the kit i was like thats perfect , most of these kits are militairy versions and this is one of the few civil kits .. its a german truck from origine but the shape is just soo cool
and about the suspension i didnt know that .. i really have to take some time and look on the net and read up on some of that stuff ..
i read somewhere about ridgid suspension and found this pic and asumed it was ridged ...
always nice to learn new stuff