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 Post subject: Would FG front suspension swap with AU-BF?
Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:57 am 
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Just curious, would the FG suspension bolt into AU to BF, or would it be possible with a few mods?

Edit: Front suspension, not interested in rear :D

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:08 pm 
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BF and FG rear suspension is the same. but the FG use a full k frame at the front .
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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:28 pm 
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phantom wrote:
BF and FG rear suspension is the same. but the FG use a full k frame at the front .


Thanks mate, do you know if the K frame looks at though you could bolt it into a AU-BF, or do it with a few mods?

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:41 pm 
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I had a look and I would be amazed if you could pull it off.. the fg has a large steel subframe that is alot larger then the alloy and steel k frame in the au, bf.
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Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:20 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Would FG front suspension swap with AU-BF?
Posted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:06 pm 
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Sorry to hijack thread, but rear cradle b series into fg... Are they similar enough to get away with it?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:29 am 
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FordAUte wrote:
Sorry to hijack thread, but rear cradle b series into fg... Are they similar enough to get away with it?

NO. FG rear cradle is NOT the same. While I worked at Thomson Ford one was sent out to a panel beater and he fitted it to a BF but none of the other arms would fit.
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 Post subject: Re: Would FG front suspension swap with AU-BF?
Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:57 pm 
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i was reading up on a few people that had put FG rear cradles into their BF's, but by the sound of it they were coming unstuck when it got to the alignment stage... from what i could understand, they said you could use an FG rear cradle with FG lower arms and B series parts for everything else. but then the thread sort of died... so it left me without an answer really.
I have a friend that is converting his BA XT to live axle 4 link (drag car), and was hoping to get his rear cradle for next to nothing so i could fiddle in the shed before i changed it out for my stock FG setup... but i think i may be complicating things for myself a little.

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