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    Gasser front end advice needed!

    Hey guys,

    After some advice on front end setup for a gasser project I will be starting with any luck in the not too distant future.

    What are the options for the front end? Obviously trad gassers use straight tube axle, is there any vehicles that you can rob the front end off (axle, hubs, brakes king pins etc) or is it a custom job?

    The other option which is not traditional is obviously Mcpherson struts and top an bottom a arms etc which although wont look as good we could try and hide/disguise it.

    The budget is tight but i don't want to spend the money i'm looking at spending and put a front end on thats detrimental to the build and will lower its value.

    BTW it will be an everyday car, and looking at using either a small block ford or chevy motor.

    Cheers, Matt

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    what car is it going on?
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    with any luck after the weekend a 300e squire, but car is not yet bought.

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    imho i dont think a stut front is going to give you the gasser look, i think the struts will be to short, they will work very well but not for the style of car your trying to do, there,s a build on 100e in the garage take look it may help with your make up your mind

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    gassser

    matt this is the front on my thames gasser in the states


    cheers john

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    tom has got pop on the front of his which is the logical way to go as its all there just make a crossmember and brackets for the wishbones
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    cheers for the help so far,

    ill pick you brains about your front end set up on the weekend if its alright John.

    The pop set up sounds interesting, would that take the weight of a small block etc or would going for something like an f100 be more meaty.

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    f100 would be way to wide
    i think a pop would be up to the job of a small block
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    I personally wouldn't put more than a Pinto / Rover V8 on a stock Pop front end. Yes , I know Anxious WAS running one with a big block and wheelstanding, so where a lot of rails over here but running them on the strip is a lot different to running on the street.

    I'd go with purpose made with transit stubs, no worries about safety at all then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    I'd go with purpose made with transit stubs, no worries about safety at all then.
    Or purpose made tube with aftermarket '40 Ford spindles as Transit bits aren't getting any easier to get whereas you can get anything new for the '40 spindle, including brake kits. On a car the size of a 100E, I think I'd mount it on a transverse leaf as parallels would look a touch heavy in my opinion.
    How'd the weekend go? Well, at the moment it looks like a dolphin that's been caught in a boats propeller.

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