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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:12 pm

I came across this image I created a while ago to show how one could accommodate GTE front suspension and 4HA axle in a Coupé (to make it even faster round corners :twisted: )
Forgot to put the back bumper on ...
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Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:04 am

I will be doing something similar shortly


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:32 am



I break stuff...... :w

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Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:32 am



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Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:33 am



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Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:34 am



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Post by scimjim » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:40 am

Why isn’t there a project thread for this? :D :D :D


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:55 am

Good point, I will create one!


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:43 am

Ooh YES!
Mind you, I think you will need some bigger wheels than those in the second pic 8)


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:36 am

haha, short wheelbase chassis. We bought these from John Louch


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Post by David Tew » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:42 pm

Darryl, that looks like an interesting project, I look forward to the progress reports.
My Coupe has GTE front suspension and 4HA Powerlock axle. I didn't need to make any body changes at the front but at the rear I used GTE flairs. With careful choice of wheel offset it all fits under perfectly. :)


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Post by philhoward » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:53 pm

The question is wheelbase - whether you're going to move the wheelarches to match the axle, or the axle to match the wheelarches?..


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Post by David Tew » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:03 pm

Trailing arm mountings modified to suit.


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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:29 pm

Had to do that on my 7HA already - it's off an Aston Martin :lol:


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Post by David Tew » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:43 pm

DARK STAR wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:29 pm
Had to do that on my 7HA already - it's off an Aston Martin :lol:
That certainly beats having a 4HA from a Thwaite dumper truck! :lol:


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