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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 46convert, Sep 22, 2020.
Recently purchased project. what front end is this? added a better picture.
It looks a bit like a '54 chevy .
I also see a crossmember that will accept a transverse spring & a dropped axle !
pretty sure the one in the picture has rubber bushings on the control arms, Chevy was still metal in 54.
Corvair used to be a swap, maybe it's that? Just a guess....
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What's the body?
Cut it out. Go back to transverse leaf & straight axle it'll look a whole bunch better at the least .
A better picture would help.
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An ugly one...................thats all i gots........sorry
33 or 34 Ford panel delivery.the front suspension looks like a Corvair. HRP
Corvair or AMC Pacer. In any case that panel deserves a correct spring over dropped axle.
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^^^^ Ditto to @31Apickup
Worthless. If it's your car/project, get it out of there and return it to a spring with dropped axle.
Not Corvair. Lower A frame used a strut like a MII, not a real A arm like shown.
This allowed Corvair to use a more petite crossmember.
It is a 1961-1964 Carefullyremoveitandscrapit.
With full fenders, bumper, lowered, if it works I’d use it. Looks a lot beefier than a M2 or copy which is under everything. I can’t see the steering but it clears everything why not. That’s what hot rodding is all about.
All I can figure out is cobbled together. The crossmember and lower A arms look like 49/54 Chevy but the upper A arms are off something else.
It would be best to cut that 70's back yard engineering off and put something more viable under it.
Looks like something Ak Miller might have used.
I think that is 1939-1940 Chevy Master Deluxe, or 1941-1948 Chevy passenger car front suspension.
Corn fed may have got it, I have a ‘62 Tempest and the front suspension unbolts like a Corvair or early Chevy but size-wise it’s in between the two. I’ll have to look closer tomorrow.
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Tempest also uses a strut, the lower A arm does not look like that.
Looks a lot like Pacer...
it's not a pacer
Give us the wheel bolt pattern and a pic of any brake numbers
how about 61-63 Buick Special or Olds F-85?
That’s a rear
look at the small picture above the picture of the rear suspension.
btw I found some pics of a 63 F85 front end, it's not quite the same...metal control arm bushings, not rubber.
Corvair Greenbriar uses an A-Arm
yup, but they use a 55-64 Chevy car upper arm, and the mystery one does not look like that, does it?
Can’t tell if that’s a rear steer rack (hoses may be ?). Could it be early jag I f s, it’s not later jag.
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