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Old 25 Sep 2001, 18:56 (Ref:151116)   #1
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suspension Uprights

I am doing a final year University Project (thesis) and am in need of info, links etc. on suspension uprights for a-frame suspensions.

Any Info at all......Please
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Old 26 Sep 2001, 11:09 (Ref:151497)   #2
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THR has a lot of promise if they can keep it on the circuit!
be a little more specific??

wots the title of your project?

wot do u wanna know??
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Old 26 Sep 2001, 15:58 (Ref:151634)   #3
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suspension uprights

Basically we are designing a car, simplified f3000 or f1 (very simplifed), basically i have been given the pick up points for the top and bottom suspension arms (a-frames), I have to design and manufacture the uprights, someone else is doing the hubs. As to what type of info, anything at all, i only got the project so i know very little about the subject of suspension uprights. Any info basic, or preferably technical, would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 26 Sep 2001, 21:41 (Ref:151834)   #4
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For a one-off, the choice is between buying a manufacturer's items as either complete uprights or bare castings, or to make your own, which is usually a matter of fabricating the items with a central machined piece of heavy tube that becomes the bearing carrier and sheet metal for the rest.

But bear in mind the loads they take... they need some integrity.
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Old 28 Sep 2001, 09:11 (Ref:152522)   #5
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I'll echo Ray, if this isn't just a design exercise and the parts will actually be built and used at speed extreme caution is called for. An upright failure can well result in a catastrophic loss of vehicle control. I'd buy a finished part from a reputable supplier or do your homework VERY thouroughly before actually fabricating and using the parts.
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