I modified the housing trailing arm bracket so I can increase the missalignment angle of the heim. This allows me to angle the trailing arms inboard. I made a mount for the forward connection that can now be installed onto the frame rail just inboard of the rear torque box. This will allow you to mini-tub the inner arch right over to the frame rail.
Hey, Shaun! I'm back at work on my 67 after a 3.5 year hiatus...
This three link looks awesome! Two questions:
1) Any reason it wouldn't work with my 8.8 I've modified for my leafspring setup (It does still have the UCA mounting points on top of the pumpkin)?
2) I've got the Global West subframe connectors welded on. Will any of the mounting point options other than the standard leaf spring connection point still work?
1) No reason why you can't use the 8.8 housing. You'll need to modify the trailing arm brackets and open up the diameter from 3" to 3.25" to fit your axle tubes. Then you'll need to weld, or find someone to weld, the 3rd link tabs to the iron center section.
2) You could use the leaf spring or the lower longer mount. I'm pretty sure those subframe connectors will be in the way of the frame rail mount.
It has been a long project turning development parts into the high standard of production parts we are known for. I am very excited to be able to post some pictures of our completed Watts Link!
This piece is compatible with leaf springs and our 3-Link. This gives you an option to run the Watts Link with leaf springs, then upgrade to the 3-Link at a later date to spread the cost if you wish.
These pieces are available and shipping now and the pre-ordered 3-Link's are shipping out in the next few weeks.
Here you can see the stout connection to the frame rail. It is critical, especially in a 3-Link configuration, that this connection is solid and won't flex. You can also see the upper coilover shock mount:
Here you can see the billet aluminum roller bearing pivot:
Here you can see the multiple positive roll center adjustment points:
I have an exceptional powder coater. I have him run the parts through a degrease bath, rinse, iron phosphate bath and rust inhibitor. They then go in the oven to dry off, then powder, then bake. Just the other day he had his chemist in there analyzing the baths to make sure they were spot on. Makes my stuff look like jewelry.
I'm running out of space to put these orders in progress!
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