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Old 08-06-2018   #1
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up-rated front suspension

Need some assistance boys and girls. A colleague and I are seriously looking into making our own "wish-bone" front suspension for our 500s. The welding/machining/design skills are all OK, but we need some assistance with regard to 2 measurements. (1) the length of the wishbones from the bottom of the front upright/king-pin carrier to the inner wish-bone pivot point and, (2) the length of the cross-member from wish-bone pivot point across to the opposite wish-bone pivot point. I know that there are a few members who have fitted this type of front suspension (Andrew in Canterbury?). Any assistance with these measurements would be much appreciated.
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Re: up-rated front suspension

Is there NOBODY out there who ha fitted 'wish-bone' front suspension who can help me out with the 2 measurements I require? Could you have a look with a tape-meaure Andrew?
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Re: up-rated front suspension

Could you use the photos on this ad as a guide by measuring distance between mounting points that you know from your car and then scale the photos to suit your needs

http://www.ricambio.co.uk/1164-front...c-fiat-500-126
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Thank you for your input Geoff---that might be the way we have to go. Following your suggestion, I have had a good look at cross-members from a number of suppliers----ALL seem to put the wish-bones inner pivot point directly in line with the mounting bolts, This is a good starting point. If nobody comes up with the measurement from the inner pivot-point to the outer bush (for the bottom of the king-pin holder), we will most probably have to work out that measure point from the pictures.
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