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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 46convert, Sep 22, 2020.
Its bolted in and the rack is mounted on a separate mount.
I was told it might be a opel frontend
Since I am curious and recall seeing an article on Opel front ends in Street Rodder Collector's Issue #4 from Winter 1981, looked it up. It looks very much like Opel but the one in the article has a transverse leaf spring. Maybe different year/model Opel.
Is it just my eyes ,or are the lower control arms mounted upside down ?
Opel GT (little Corvette) 69-73 had transverse leaf front end with torque tube rear end
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Opel Kadett front sheet metal would look good on there.
Is there a part number on those cast spindles?
it looks like the brake calipers mount on the front side of the spindles?Looks like the springs have been cut,seems to sit lower?.It almost looks like it was a right hand drive setup and they turned it around and made it left hand drive.I have no idea what it is though. Harvey
It's academic. It has to go, along with the LS engine.
Kind of reminds me of the front suspension from an MGB but different. Maybe from a different English car?
I expect it might be from a foreign car. But don't know.
The upper arms look quite Mopar....but they don't use lower arms like that. The crossmember has a 1940s-50s look to it. R&P and disc brakes were more common on European cars in the 60s.
Here's what is said to be Opel GT front suspension. It has a transverse leaf spring, not coil springs.
Here's what I believe to be early-70s MG.
There must be part numbers and other identifiers on there somewhere.
Not Kadett. Those are the two Opel models I'm aware of.
see if you can find a casting number or letters,then just google them,be suprised at what will come up,or try the images button that is good too.I have solved many mysterys that way. harvey
Personal opinion: awful, must go.
Are those screw in ball joints? I know for sure mopar used them but not sure if others used them or not.
I think it's a Volvo 140
Who da fuck cares what it is?! Remove it and build it with the right Ford front end!
sure looks like it. I looked at 122 suspension, it was different, I didn't think to look at the later ones. Thanks
For such a traditional hot rod site, I am amazed at all the responses to this ifs.
I'm shocked by Tman's foul language.
IFS is shorthand foul language...
The Volvo sway bar link lower mount looks like OP item. But the link is vertical not skewed outward.
I'd say this is close to the end of the search.
On the other hand the brake calipers are on the rear rather than front.
I'm old enough that I need a big screen...I bought two 24" monitors for my computer last week.
I'd say the installer swapped the spindles side-for-side for whatever clearance reasons and to put the steering on the back side. Probably with a rack. Probably screwed the ackerman.
Hmmm...'33 or '34 panel, all steel. I'd gamble and say it's worth a Dago axle/transverse spring.
"But there'll be cutting and welding involved!"
Like I said...it's a gamble.
You've been here for 15 years and it shocks you now?!
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