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#1 mnwildpunk

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 09:51 AM

Can I get a couple guys to snap pictures of 4 link you have built one of the cars I'm working on is theAMT 53 stude. Well I built a frame for it so I can fit those big slicks between the fenders. But I need a little help with the 4 link thanks again guys.


Oh I I know I have to many irons in the fire.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 11:59 AM

There are two basic flavors of 4-link rear suspension. The type with parallel links needs a Panhard link or rod in the center to prevent axle side-sway or movement. It looks like this. The rear axle would be welded to the half-round areas on the brackets just ahead of the coil-overs.

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The other type is sometimes called a triangulated 4-link, and the arrangement of the links resists sideways movement. It looks like this, but you can use coil-overs instead of separate coil springs and shocks, and the coil-overs can be mounted anywhere there's room, pretty much.

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Try this link for many other ways to set one up.

https://www.google.c...iw=1542&bih=718

While there is some complex math involved in designing one to work correctly, for a model you only need to decide on the look you want, put stuff where it will fit, and make it look like what's in the 1:1 photos. The links themselves are normally about 1.25" -1.50" diameter, so .050" or .060" styrene round stock looks right.

Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 22 October 2012 - 12:24 PM.


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:19 AM

Thank you again ace you saved the day. I was going to use .08 rod but now I can go smaller. Which is great because I need every bit of room I can get.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:05 AM

You're very welcome. Glad I was able to help.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 09:24 AM

I was wanting to start building a pro mod car and am having a hard time fabbing a set of brackets for the 4-link. Any of you have a template you go by and if so what are the correct 1/25 scale measurement.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 11:11 AM

I will find the pics of both 'Chromzilla" 4 link style compare to the one i'm working on now in "Runt" both are little diffrent in how they are built.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:12 AM

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Here is the car i'm working on now that has a 4 linke in it.