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Anyone ever build an "Alterkation" front suspension for their Mopar Model?

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  • From: Great White North
Anyone ever build an "Alterkation" front suspension for their Mopar Model?
Posted by plymouth71 on Thursday, May 22, 2014 11:31 AM

I'm in the middle of a serious build and the owner of the car just advised my the Supercharged Hemi engine will require the installation an Alterkation front suspesion unit.  Has anyone have any experience replicating this? Any suggestions on where to start?

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Posted by gloozalot on Thursday, May 22, 2014 2:12 PM

A good assortment of evergreen and brass and start Fiddlin'  !!

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, May 22, 2014 3:00 PM

Yup, pretty much as glooze says. Start with the frame component of the suspension assembly to ensure it integrates with the kit frame and to have something to build on. Then its cutting and fitting.

Don't expect the first attempt to be the final product. Even an experienced scratch builder likely wont do this in one go. If I were to scratch something like this, my first attempt would intentionally be my development mule, on which the lessons would be learned for the final product. It's a learning curve, but the only way to learn it is to jump in. Once you get going, if you have a specific question on how to handle a specific element of the build, question the forum. Good luck.

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Posted by High octane on Thursday, May 22, 2014 4:02 PM

That seems like an awful amount of work, especially when you'll be displayin' your model right side up.

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Posted by plymouth71 on Thursday, May 22, 2014 5:35 PM

Why do you assume it will be right side up?

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Posted by High octane on Friday, May 23, 2014 9:10 AM

SIMPLE! I've been into model cars for over 50 years and have yet gone to a show or seen on a club table a model car displayed on it's roof.

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  • From: Westland, Michigan, USA
Posted by hack-n-whack on Friday, May 23, 2014 10:14 AM

You can start with an AMT '34 Ford street rod front suspension. It has separate upper and lower A-arms,springs and spindles. You will have to cut the Mustang ll front crossmember away from the frame. Make a tierod to connect the spindles and you're done!                 Hack-n-whack

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  • From: canton, ohio
Posted by slymer123 on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 8:26 AM

vcg resin makes a nice street rod that you could use

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Posted by plymouth71 on Monday, April 25, 2016 11:36 PM
Almost done. Will post pics soon.
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  • From: arlington, tx.
Posted by rusty32rod on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:15 AM

    Sounds cool. can't wait to see it.

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