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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 304-dude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2016 at 3:48pm
I am sure one can beef up lower control arms like the ones used for police use on 70 on up lower arms. UnclJohn or MrEd had posted a section on police control arms, which had some illistrations.
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Here are my lower control arms.  They are boxed underneath.  Have bigger Chrysler ball joint and spherical bearing.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iapexl8r Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2016 at 6:36pm
The lower control arm should be a fairly straight forward fix with adding a heim joint in place of the Bushing, probably be best to make a whole new arm with the heim joint.

     Do the aerospace brakes have vented rotors?

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Ha just enterd my post then saw the reply about the  bigger Chrysler ball joint and spherical bearing. What parts did you need to perform this mod.  Javelin_gt?


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 343sharpstick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/27/2016 at 9:38pm
Yeah, the Aerospace kit has vented rotors. You can add drilled and slotted for some extra cost as well. I think they have a drag racing only kit without vented rotors too.

Javelin-GT, love your lower control arms. If I were to go that far I'd connect both ends with a DOM tube ;)
I think I'll use the control arm that's on the bench now and build up a fixture right away. :)
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You Didn't Mention anything about Sub-frame Connectors. I Hear those help keep it "flat" Do you have some?
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I did fabricate subframe connectors, notched and welded them into the chassis when I had the car on the rotisserie.
I hadn't driven the car without them so I dont have a good comparison on before and after. I've done a few things out back as well ;)
Mostly focusing on front Trunion in this thread, although I do enjoy discussions of all changes I've made, and there are a bunch, as there are a few AMCr's out there trying to make the front suspension designed in the 1940's a bit better.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Javelin_GT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2017 at 2:50pm
My car finally came home yesterday.  Here is the front end done.  Not sure why the pic is sideways.


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Javelin_GT,

Is that a custom torsion sway bar? Been thinking of doing something like that for my car.
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I bought a good used Schreader sway bar off eBay and new arms for from Summit I think. You also need a couple pillow blocks for it to slide through. At least one other forum member has done this. He has a javelin build here in the road race section.
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Okay, cool I have a similar setup that I put on my truck. The simplicity of it had made me think of doing something similar on the car.
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