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    Ride height simulation for fabbing a spring perch.

    Hey folks,
    I'm trying to get my head around how the set the front end up on my car to make a suicide spring perch. It's a traditional Ford front dropped I beam and spring over set up. How do you set everything up to determine the measurements for the perch and where to mount the split bones ??
    The engine is handy but the box isn't but I have plenty of weights available to simulate the load.
    Cheers guys.

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    Not done a transverse suspension set up but i would imagine that you would get the axle where you want it then mount the bones to hold it in place then this would give you 2 options either spring in front or on top and that then allows for the cross member/perch to be mounted

    As i said Ive never played with this set up so could be totally wrong
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    Cheers Vince. It's a spring over jobbie. I have a full set up, just can't figure how to put it under load to set the ride height LOL.
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    Thanks for the link bud but not quite what I'm after. I'm guessing that I'll have to build the front end assembly inc the wheels n tyres and then load the chassis. It's the transferring that weight to the spring/axle without the perch to determine it's dimensions in relation to the front cross member that's got me confused.
    Thanks again tho', good info.

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    Yup, not the easiest thing in the world to do. I believe Pop Brown suggests removing all springs apart from the bottom one ( obviously) and that will simulate fully laden ride height. As in the above article I have a spring made to suit which means I know where it will load initially and then settle.

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