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odb93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 214
posted February 25, 2003 11:42 AM
I am taking a Ford 9" from a leaf car and attempting to mount it to a Cutlass (coil car). We have successfully mounted the bottom half, utilizing the brackets off the OEM cutlass 10 bolt. However we can't use the ears off the top. (It is cast). So we are hoping that we can use the smaller end of the lower a-frame or control arm. It fits.

Has anyone else experienced this delima.
Please post your conclusions.

pit_boss
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted February 25, 2003 12:34 PM

I cut the lower control arms down and ground them to fit the top of the Ford housing, I borrowed a freinds jig so I new were to weld them and had the right pinion angle. I have seen flat iron welded on top with a pipe welded to it.looks like a small letter t. good luck Jim

odb93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 214
posted February 25, 2003 03:47 PM
Pit that is road we are traveling down now. We started on it last night, but did not have the right tools to grind the soon to be ears down to fit the top of the rearend.

Have you had any problems with mounting the rear end this way?

pit_boss
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted February 25, 2003 05:49 PM
odb93, To be honest with you, This is the first one I have done We havn't had it on the track yet, Iam sure its strong enough and all four of the contol arm bolts went in easily. thats all I can tell you till after the first race. Jim

STREET16
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted February 25, 2003 05:57 PM
I cut the ends off a couple of lower trailing arms and welded them in place. Ran two seasons with no problems.

dean_7585
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted February 28, 2003 06:05 AM
A & A Manufacturing makes a Street stock trailing arm mount that welds to the top of the rear-end. Part number: AA-175. WWW.aa-mfg.com or (800)473-1730

factory58
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted February 28, 2003 08:45 AM

i also used part of the lower control arms with no problems

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