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Radius arms on Chevy Dana 60?????

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jrpeebles, Mar 20, 2005.

  1. jrpeebles

    jrpeebles Registered Member

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    Has anyone converted from leafsprings up front to a c bushing/radius arm/panhard bar setup?I have heard that the stock brackets off a Ford can be cut and bored out,then tubes taken off of the chevy 60,and the Ford brackets pressed and welded on.Doesn't anyone make aftermarket brackets for a setup like this?
     
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    jrpeebles Registered Member

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    I am curious about running c bushings at the axle,not 2 heims per side,If I wanted to do that,I would go with a 4 link set up.I think that using radius arms with 2 heims per side may bind more than the bushings;plus getting the correct geometry for a real 4 link setup would be quite a bit of work.Thanks for the input.What do you think?
     
  4. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Radius arms will bind no matter what types of "ends" you use....that's a limitation of it's design.

    If you want to design a 4-link, you could grab a free copy of "ExcelCAD" from my website: www.gregblanchette.com it's also in the CoG Forums. You'd be amazed how much you can teach yourself about 4-link design with it.....and you might also be surprised to find that it's not as hard as you thought.....

    If you post up your "18 numbers" from the program, others here can review your design with you and provide suggestions on how to improve it.


    Just a thought... :thinking:
     

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