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For my ‘69 AMX. As the parts become rarer and harder to find, a strut set up is so simple. If you fabricate a lower control arm and the connecting links, I’m curious if a strut assembly from a current gen Camar would work. The entire assembly with the strut, spindle, brakes etc…
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trader Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/25/2021 at 10:11pm
A lot of math goes into designing a steering/suspension system.
Big project if your going to do a ground up new design.
That's why most will steel a system complete from a donor or buy aftermarket.
Someone at a show this summer used a complete Corvette, 2004??? Anyhow, it was very little work to bolt in, they stated, and was "amazing". Did not see it myself. 
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Yes, the parts are getting more expensive, but it will still be far cheaper to buy new ones/rebuild than to replace. Thousands to replace, hundreds to fix. The parts are available still. Set up right they work fine unless you're competitively road racing or something.

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I had wondered if something like a Fox body Mustang or the 94+ era aftermarket coil overs with adjustable upper plate would work, while using the Mustang knuckle and even the brake setup. And then if could get away with making the AMC lower arm and strut rod stay the same. Then build a strut brace across the top in the engine bay. I have no comparison on measurements or anything specific more than just thought and seeing pictures of the Mustang setups. 

In my Amx I ended up just rebuilding the stock trunnion front end though, for the ease of knowing it works. 
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