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Coil over suspension for solid axles

Tom Bryant

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Hey Wayne and anyone else wanting to modernize their solid axle without spending a fortune on a complete C4 suspended tube frame. Check this out. I ran across this in the new issue of Corvette Fever. A bolt in front crossmember and coil over suspension for the C1. He also has a coil over 4 bar rear using a 9" Ford housing to your width. Looks to be a good upgrade for those wanting to modernize their solid axle cars. Has a nice web site also at www.jimmeyerracing.com .

Tom
 

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My Wife Said STOP IT!!!

WOW, what a super suspension set up for a solid axle!!! I am reminded by my lovely bride every time another box is on the porch from Summit, Jeg's, "Yeah, right, I'm not going to change anything on the car";) Looks like I need another full time job for a little while to finance this one, but I am definitely going to look in to it. Thanks for the post Tom.
 
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Tom Bryant

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My gears are starting to turn too. Nice thing is that you could put the original suspension back in just a few hours. The weight savings has to be significant.

Tom
 
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I checked with Jim Meyer on this and it does require some welding on the upper towers to install.
 

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Kind of like the gas grill, it says on the box "No tools required" and you open it and there's no instructions:(
 

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