1936 Ford Coupe G body clip front and rear.....

Nov 17, 2022
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Hi, looking for some insight, I posted an introduction so I'm new here to the forum and new to G bodies. I have recently picked up a 36 Ford 5 window coupe, the guy I bought the car from wasn't really a car guy and didn't build this car so he wasn't much for help regarding the clip in the front and the rear back half. I was told it all came from a Lemans.
I'm looking for some insight into the suspension and if in fact it is G body. The car has 10.5" rotors on the front, the pitman arm number comes back as a 78-88 G body so that has what led me to believe it's G body, the rear I'm unsure but it does look like G body as the rear spring sits directly above the axle and not in front like early A body.
If someone can confirm the suspension is G body that would help me to determine the next phase of this project regarding the suspension and lowering the car some more.
The front clip is a bit wide for a 36 Ford coupe, though it does fit I'd like the tires to be tucked in the fender a bit more. I don't have the luxury to change wheels as the rims are already skinny on the car so I'd like to narrow the track width by using narrowed control arms, however, I can't seem to find anyone other then Fatman that makes a narrowed control arm for a G body, is there any one making narrowed control arms for G bodies? or is there other control arms that may fit that could narrow the track width?
For the rear I'd like to swap over to a QA1 coil over or maybe Ridetech rear air shocks/springs.
Thanks in advance for any insight here into what's under this 36.

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scoti

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S10 arms would swap over. Not sure if that increases your odds as far as aftermarket narrowed options go.
 

Rt Jam

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It does look like G body under there. You can look at my Boost Lee thread, there are many under the car shots and things look the same.

As for shorter control arms. Since it would change the geometry of the front suspension, seems like a bad idea. I think the spindle would be doing some very odd things as the suspension travels from extension to compression.
 

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86LK

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got a pic of the differential with UCA and mounts showing?
 

mclellan83

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Good looking ride, has to be one of my favorite colors. There will be plenty of guys to chime in, I was going to say about the s10 but that was already covered
 

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