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New 1968/69 Javelin/AMX/Rambler suspension upgrade

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 304-dude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/24/2017 at 9:04am
Originally posted by Midnight Rambler Midnight Rambler wrote:

Very interested in these. I crushed another original bushing, it's time to replace them all...maybe with a better handling upgrade.



Even though a trunnion setup functions well when properly maintained, there is added benefit with better more modern caster with radials. As for your needs having adjustability beyond what the Rambler trunnion design is capable, without modifications, may not be fully utilised. Though practical for its cost.

It's a nice option for those finding trunnion a bit limiting for their particular needs.

71 Javelin SST body
390 69 crank, 70 block & heads
NASCAR SB2 rods & pistons
78 Jeep TH400 w/ 2.76 Low
50/50 Ford-AMC Suspension
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pat 69 javelin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/20/2017 at 4:34pm
so it looks like you have to drill 8 holes in the shock tower ? Do you have any photos of what the button head bolts look like from the inside of engine compartment ? Very interested the parts you listed for summit all look quality made springs are even powder coated !!! you can reach me at pat@wholesaleautoinc.com

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 343sharpstick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/21/2017 at 9:52am
I will email you as well.
yes, you need to drill 8 holes, but only 6 are visible. Shown are the visible fasteners inside the engine compartment.
This is my car, and I'll at a minimum paint them body color this winter.
The bracket could also be welded in, and in that case, there would be no visible evidence of the upgraded suspension.

If(Or realistically when) I pull the engine I'll weld the top bracket in and repaint the engine bay.



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Have you gotten started on this next batch? Also which steering box are you running?
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Yes, next batch is moving along. I have a batch of 6 kits currently in process.
Top brackets, and bottom brackets are all completed, and I have all the bent DOM tubing and hardware for the upper control arms, and I'll get those finished up in the next few weeks.
I'll be sending an email as kits become available.
Stay tuned.

I'm using the stock '69 SST steering box. I'm actually looking at upgrading to a quicker ratio box, so if anyone has a recommendation on which one to get please let me know.

Thanks
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Sounds great!
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just ordered a set of dougs d104 headers for my 69 javelin. was wondering if any one had photos of engine mount modifacations they had to make. right now my engine and tranny 727 are out of the car and will probably do the suspension work first just wondering what im in for.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote akimmet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/23/2017 at 11:32am
I am definitely interested in this suspension kit for my 1968 AMX. It looks almost exactly like what i was looking for.
Is there any chance in making a lower control arm as well?

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Originally posted by pat 69 javelin pat 69 javelin wrote:

just ordered a set of dougs d104 headers for my 69 javelin. was wondering if any one had photos of engine mount modifacations they had to make. right now my engine and tranny 727 are out of the car and will probably do the suspension work first just wondering what im in for.
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http://theamcforum.com/forum/dougs-headers-pictures_topic40234_page3.html

Here is a link to some good pictures showing what needs to be done for d103 headers. The D104 headers might be similar. You can always mock your headers and engine mounts up on the engine stand to check engine mount clearance.


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Originally posted by akimmet akimmet wrote:

I am definitely interested in this suspension kit for my 1968 AMX. It looks almost exactly like what i was looking for.
Is there any chance in making a lower control arm as well?

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I got your PM, thank you!
Yes, I'm definitely looking into a lower control arm option as a "Stage2" offering. I have several ideas, but I need to first catch up  orders for this kit before I can allow myself to be distracted with the next thing.


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