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Dear Welder Series… four bar with reversed bars?

Dear Welder Series…
I’m putting a triangular 4 link in 68 firebird. Can I put the upper bars to the rear of the car?

Dear Martin…
No, Martin, the geometry does not work with the bars reversed.

Thanks for asking before getting too far into the project.

Paul Horton

Dear Welder Series… triangulated four bar bar lengths?

Dear Welder Series…
How can you calculate the length of the upper and lower bars so to know that your rear four link will work effectively ? I have a 1956 chevy bel air will use coilovers!

Dear Ken…
Ken, a triangulated rear 4-link is fairly forgiving if you need to change bar dimensions a bit. Our standard bar lengths will work well in your Chev.

Thanks for looking at Welder Series parts.

Paul Horton

Dear Welder Series… weld-on front axle brackets?

Dear Welder Series…
I have a 1929 Chevy full fendered 3 window 2dr. It has a 4″ drop round front axle can you make the 4 link kit axle weld ons to fit my round axle? How much? Thanks, also would like a four link with coil overs support rear of car has 327 motor and 400 trans. Car currently has leafs on front and back was going with model a front spring. thanks

Dear John…
John, we don’t presently have front axle 4-bar brackets for you to weld to your axle, but I’m going to design some and have them ready within 2 weeks. DW will put them on the blog with pricing as soon as they are on our shelves.

A rear 4-link and coil-overs is an excellent suspension for your Chev. Coil-overs have a “designed ride height”, so you can build the car knowing exactly how it will sit with no allowance necessary for the springs. Use either our parallel 4-link (with a Panhard bar) or our triangulated kit. The parallel kit/Panhard is easier to set up and adjust. The triangulated kit costs less because the Panhard isn’t necessary.

Thanks for asking about Welder Series parts.

Paul Horton

Dear Welder Series… triangulated four link for an NG?

Dear Welder Series…
Hi there, My name is Rob and I live in Holland (Europe) I saw your Rear Four Link Kit, Triangulated and I am very interested. You see I have an NG chassis which had the dimensions of an MGB, and I was wondering if I could use this kit (maybe with some extra accessories) to fit my car, so I can get rid of the leaf, feather springs. Could you advise me please? Best Regards Rob

Dear Rob…
Rob, the triangulated kit should work well. Because I feel that your frame is narrow, you might want to mount the upper bars on the axle just inside the frame rails and angle them forward and towards the centerline of the frame. This will give more support angle than mounting them close to the rear axle center section and angling forward and out to the inside of the frame. Check the installation drawings on our web store to see if there are “ambushes” waiting for you.

Thanks for looking at Welder Series parts for your project.

Paul Horton

Dear Welder Series… Custom Bars?

Dear Welder Series…
Hi D.W.
I was wondering if the 21 1/4 inch bars would work on my chassis, I need them to be 21 1/2 inches long from C/C were they mount. (See) photo above, they would be 1 inch dia DOM


Or would I have to get custom made bars, talk too you soon


Dear Dennis…
Dennis, the 21-1/4″ bars will be about 22-7/8″ c-c with the adjuster.  They use the 1-3/8″ wide urethane bushings, too.  It looks like your frame brackets are 1-3/4″ wide where the bushings go.  We can make some custom bars, 21-1/2″ c-c with the 1-3/4″ wide bushings and 3/4″ threads on the adjusters.  The bars cost $52.00 each.  Adjusters are $22 each and the urethane bushings are $ 15.50 each.

Paul Horton

Dear Welder Series... 1965 Ranchero rear suspension?

Dear Welder Series…
I have a 1965 Ford Ranchero that we are restomodding.
I am interested in getting modern suspension on the rear of it. Any recommendations? 4 link? Also my son is a Ford mechanic and I tinker, would it be beyond us to build this suspension? A pre-made 4 link for this truck is very expensive.

Dear Ben…
Ben, either the parallel or the triangulated rear kit would be good on your Ranchero. The parallel kit is easier to install and set up, but requires a Panhard kit that adds about $100 to the cost.

You’ll notice that the kits are available as components only (nothing welded) so you can save money.

In the general Rear Suspension category, there are lots of other kits, too, that would help with air ride or coil-over systems.

I hope this helps. Thanks for looking at Welder Series parts.

Dear Welder Series… sway bar question

Dear Welder Series…
I am interested in your anti roll/sway bar kit you have, I am wondering if it is good for the street or only for racing. I have seen other companies say for racing only, so I am just curious.


Dear Bill…
Bill, our sway bar, and all Welder Series parts, are designed for street rod/hot rod applications. We have this bar on our ’32 Ford coupe. The sway bar is probably lighter than most racers would want.

Thanks for asking.

Dear Welder Series… 1956 Buick rear four link parts?

Dear Welder Series…
Hi,  I’m looking to do a parallel 4 bar setup on my 1956 Buick. It has the X-frame that looks exactly like what you have pictured here.

I did some measurements and I think I need bars of length between 36-38″  Does this seem too long?  How long were the bars in that above picture?


Dear Michael…
Michael, this is a local car and the bars were standard length, about 25″ c-c. We can make custom bars for you if you need them. 36″ is getting long but is still do-able.
Thanks for looking at Welder Series parts.

Dear Welder Series…
Ok, I will have to measure again maybe I can mount them before the cut outs for the exhaust instead. Also I’m a HAMB Alliance member and noticed you offer a discount, how would I go about applying that when I place the order?
I did some re-measuring. I think I only need 30″ bars. Is it possible to get the parallel kit in welded fashion but have the frame brackets either left un-welded, or welded at an angle since I’ll be mounting it to an x-frame like you have in the picture on the blog? Also how can I go about ordering it this custom way, by phone?

Dear Michael…
Michael, a quote is attached for the rear 4-link as I think you want it. It starts as a ready-to-weld kit. This will let you weld the frame brackets the way you want them.  It also means you will have to weld the coil-over bolt support blocks in the rear axle brackets. This is a small job. We have deducted the standard bars and adjusters and quoted welded, custom-length bars and welded adjusters. Obviously, we have to get together on the bar length. The tubes on the bars and adjusters would be welded at 90 degrees to the bar axis. I have a feeling that the Buick in the picture got angled adjusters, but we don’t do them in the large format. (We could, as a special order, if you give us the angle you want.)
What will you do for a Panhard bar?

The other thing we need is your Alliance name, please. I have shown the discount on the quote, but this has to be confirmed.

Thanks for your interest in  Welder Series parts for your project.

Paul Horton

Dear Welder Series… rear frame parts for 1954 Chevy truck

Dear Welder Series…
Paul, we just spoke, I have a 1954 Chevy 5 window truck. I’m interested in buying C-notches, air bag brackets, shock brackets and the 4 link that you told me about and whatever else you think I need for the rear end.. I’m starting at the back first Paul. So email me back in what you think I’ll need thanks.

Dear Francisco…
Thanks for this note, Francisco. Here are links to the kits I feel you need:

Step-notch kit. This will let you put the frame “on the ground”, but will require modifications to the truck bed. http://www.welderseries.com/blog/online-store/step-notch-kit-universal/

C-notches. These will let you get the truck low without the drastic work required for the step notch kit. http://www.welderseries.com/blog/online-store/c-notch-fill-piece-rear/

Rear 4-link kit. This kit includes all of the components to use air bags. http://www.welderseries.com/blog/online-store/four-link-package-parallel/

If you want to talk about these parts, please give me a call (1-888-648-2150) or send an email.

Dear Welder Series... what comes in the 8.8 four link kit?

Dear Welder Series…
I am interested in buying this product, but I am unsure if it contains everything I need, can you give me a parts list for this kit? That would be wonderful.


I am using a 67 chevelle rearend with the stock triangulate four link setup, and I am just trying to make sure I can use the existing top mounts.
Thanks for your help!

Dear Alexander…
The parts in this kit are:
Frame brackets for the upper and lower bars.
Lower bars with one end adjustable. The other end has a sleeve for the urethane bushing.
Upper bars with one end adjustable. The other (axle) end has a bracket that wraps around the stock GM bushing on the axle differential casting. This bracket must be welded to the bar after the bar has been cut to length. It might be necessary to drill this bracket to the correct bolt size.
Axle brackets for the lower bars. The brackets have holes to mount coil-overs or shocks.
Urethane bushings and hardware. Bolts and nuts for the axle end of the upper bar are not included. (The stock GM bolt & nut can be used.)
Installation instructions.
The kit is available in component pieces that you would weld together or with all welding done that can be done by our shop.
Thanks for asking. I hope we can help with your project.
Paul Horton