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Coil-Over Meyer IFS

Has anyone seen this? It's actually an aftermarket suspension for street rods. The attached article is from the "Street Rodder's Handbook" by Frank Oddo. It uses a mix of Opel and other GM parts, with Honda rack. The brakes should be much better (Chevelle/Camaro) and it uses Chevy pattern 5 lug wheels. If the ball joints bolt on to the A-arms it'd be an easy upgrade.
 

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chassis works also makes a street rod front end that is close to that. its copied off the mustang II front end.. might be to wide for some opels dunno though. heres the web page http://www.cachassisworks.com/

i bought one of the nova clips and it is a really nice front end so if you were thinking of using something like that i would recommend it.
 

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here is another one

kugel komponents <--- they are refferd by currie enterprises. I have done buisness here they are really good they do F1 style and independent rear suspension coil over you name it they do it!

info: www.kugelkomponents.com # 562.691.7006
 

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My questions: Can I change out the ball joints and spindles with the GM parts described? What kind of custom work is required? Has anyone done this?

This would be inexpensive BIG brakes with common 5 lug rotors. For those that race (and it's allowed) or have engine swaps it's a huge improvement.

I'm very familiar with street rod stuff. There's a lot of Mustang II conversions from TCI, to So Cal, to Heidts,... to Kenny's. Meyers quit selling the Opel conversion long ago (I found the Opel conv. in a 1986 book) and is one of the few that uses GM spindles for street rod conversions.
 

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Last 2¢ worth.

Just imagine this set up in an Opel GT! the independent suspensions can be attached directly to the GT even promissing for the GT's limited space and typicaly these suspensions can pull 1G on a skidpad stock GT's suspension is a joke in comparison.

:drool:
 

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that rear setup is jag with a cute billit dress up kit its easy to fit to the gt if you take it out of the cage as i have to do ( it gives to high a ride height)
it can be mounted to the cross rail with some reinforcing and to the trailing arm mounts on floor
 

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I don't see an upper arm on these rear suspensions. Is the upright ridgidly connected to the lower arm or am I missing something?

-Travis
 

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drive axle

It actually works like the Corvette, where the drive axle is the upper control arm. I'm not too sure how I like u-joints having thrust axially along the shaft, but if it works.....
 

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the bottom "h"beam & trailing arms take all of the lateral loads the drive shaft is just under compression and torque from drive and brakes
btw how do u think the uni brake works with a cylinder on both sides

"dr dolittle's "push me pull you????:D
 
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