Need suspension help please
Posted 20 March 2013 - 12:19 PM
Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:54 PM
The rear suspension in NASCAR is based from a Chevy truck. Could you just use the frame from the car or is the wheel base way off?
Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:15 PM
The rear suspension on those is a little newer than the 1950.
It is from the 60's trucks., and is not really 4 link is it?
Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:19 PM
I would suggest just using the Nascar-style 'truck-arm' rear suspension. It would be perfectly fine in 1:1, unless you wanted to build something that handled like a sports car. It adapts easily to a variety of chassis installations, and is a reinforced Ford 9" to boot. It's MUCH easier than fabbing a 4-link, and again, would work great in full scale.
To adapt it to a '34 Ford frame, I only had to narrow the forward crossmember, like so...
Adapting it to a '64 Mopar chassis was a little more work, requiring shortening the arms and fabbing spring pockets...
Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:29 AM
Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:24 AM
Rear suspension cut and manipulated to fit. Now I need to figure out the front. Thanks for lookin y'all.
Posted 13 April 2013 - 07:35 AM
A minor update on this build. Things are going slow as I am building this truck in the cab of an 18 wheeler. Is there a way to change the title of this thread to something more fitting?
Posted 13 April 2013 - 07:37 AM
Posted 18 April 2013 - 11:56 AM
Cool idea and nice execution. Especially while building on the road!
You should be able to go to your very 1st post in this thread, click the edit button and change the title.