Front and Rear Suspension

The suspension is made up of 914 A-arms with 21mm torsion bars, 911 SC struts and a 19mm adjustable anti-sway bar. The rear trailing arms have been boxed for extra rigidity for the V6 application. Plastic “street” bushings will be used all the way around and fitted with grease fittings for lubrication.  New front and rear bearings will be used along with new ball joints.  The front will use the stock SC 911 hubs and the rear will use stock ‘70 911 hubs.  Special stub axles will be used that are machined to fit the 911 splines in the hubs and bolt to the 914 CV joints.

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All of the rear suspension parts after being cleaned, bead blasted and painted.  The trailing arms have been boxed and checked for straightness.

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A rear bushing showing the hole in the side for the grease fitting to pass grease through and the spiral slots cut into the inside surface of the bushing.

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Two views of the special stub axles.  These are very nice pieces of machine work.  It’s too bad that they get hidden away in the trailing arms and can’t be seen.

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The trailing arms with the grease fittings and bushings installed.

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5 lug hub and stub axle installed

The complete front end, all cleaned and ready to assemble.  To the right is the steering rack prior to assembly.

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Wheel bearing and retainer plate installed

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Koni yellow “Sport” shocks, threaded sleeve adjustable perches and 200 lbs HyperCoil springs