Coupe / 5a front suspension differences

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Coupe / 5a front suspension differences

Post by MarkHawkins » Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:08 pm

How interchangeable are the front suspension components of a late coupe and an early 5a? I know the bearing caps are different sizes but what other differences are there?


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Coupe / 5a front suspension differences

Post by Coupe Racing » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:25 am

By late Coupe you mean a V6 model from 1967 to 1971 ?

If so swap the lot


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Coupe / 5a front suspension differences

Post by peter freeman » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:10 pm

On our V6 Coupe the lower wishbones are fitted in a recess in the chassis - not on the surface. The brackets are slightly different but not a lot so they will probably be interchanger.
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Post by Coupe Racing » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:20 pm

All the V6 models have a recess as shown , but the angle of the tower that supports the upper fulcrums is different to a GTE , so the parts will happily swap


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Coupe / 5a front suspension differences

Post by MarkHawkins » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:48 am

Thanks


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1968 '4b Coupe HBL 725G
1972 '5a M/overdrive ALJ 513K - ALJ 513K
1977 '6a M/overdrive - OPJ 62R

ex 1974 '5a auto - VLN 826M
ex 1985 GTC M/overdrive B205 AMT - number 413
ex 1984/85 SS1 number 0007 (1300)

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