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Postby v8vega383 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:02 pm

Hello H Body members! This is my first post so hope I make sense :th:

I'm looking into installing tubular upper & lower control arms on my 76 Astre. We all share the same frustrations on the limitation of aftermarket parts for our cars, but in this case I know a few places that offer tubular control arms. I believe AJE, Spohn and Overkill racecars are my options. Does anyone have any installation pics that you can share and if anyone has experience/knowledge if one is better that the other? Also if other companies offer tubular front suspension components that I didn't mention above.

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Re: Front Tubular Control Arms - Pics

Postby b_pappy » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:22 pm

Welcome.
I put AJE tubular control arms on the front of my new build earlier this year. I used the ones for coil overs, so far the car is still in building stage, so no road test yet. They fit pretty well, took a little work to get the uppers to fit, had to trim the bushings, and spread the upper mount. I should have a pic... (sorry, doesn't show much detail)
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Re: Front Tubular Control Arms - Pics

Postby v8vega383 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:51 pm

Thanks Bruce. I'm also using coilovers (QA1) on mine, so these would be great. Are you using the adjustable ones and did you use the vega/monza upper and lower ball joints? Also which spring rate did you use? i'm using the 250lb rate.
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Re: Front Tubular Control Arms - Pics

Postby b_pappy » Thu Dec 31, 2015 3:03 pm

They didn't recommend the adjustable A arms. I used Viking coilovers (first gen Camaro application) per AJE suggestion, with a 350 spring rate. I still don't have the motor in it yet, so no idea how it will all come together. I also used the S-10 ball joints.
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Re: Front Tubular Control Arms - Pics

Postby bugdewde » Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:46 pm

Here's my thread for my '73 Wagon with Overkill's Economy (non-adjustable) tubular control arms and their install.
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Re: Front Tubular Control Arms - Pics

Postby v8vega383 » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:37 pm

Looks great!
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Re: Front Tubular Control Arms - Pics

Postby T-FATTY » Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:58 pm

I had overkill front and rear powder coated, bolt in quality stuff.
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Re: Front Tubular Control Arms - Pics

Postby sirrick4 » Sat Jan 02, 2016 8:27 pm

Here's a shot of Justin's control arms installed. I got him to make the ball joint carriers to suit HQ Holden. I have the HQ spindle and disc brake mounted on there. It all came together well I reckon
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Re: Front Tubular Control Arms - Pics

Postby b_pappy » Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:52 pm

Does Overkill / Justin still sell parts? I never heard back from him when I contacted him, hence I used AJE parts up front, Spohn in the rear.
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Re: Front Tubular Control Arms - Pics

Postby hammerdown7 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:47 pm

b_pappy wrote:Does Overkill / Justin still sell parts? I never heard back from him when I contacted him, hence I used AJE parts up front, Spohn in the rear.
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I think he has put the h-body parts on hold because of an increase in local custom work.

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Re: Front Tubular Control Arms - Pics

Postby bugdewde » Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:40 pm

Yeah, not a lot of H-body action for him to keep the mainstream/moneymakers on hold. Supply and demand.
I think there was a post mentioning him making certain "runs" occasionally. I would imagine the H-body run wouldn't be a big priority with limited demand.

I haven't run mine yet, but they were constructed well and I was grateful to have someone make a special needed part. Hopefully, he'll be making another run soon if there seems to be enough demand. Probably need to get a "group buy" going for him to schedule an H-body run of manufacturing.
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