chevette front suspension on my phoenix

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lebaron07
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chevette front suspension on my phoenix

Postby lebaron07 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:24 pm

Helle There,
Ive pass the mot here in belgium with my phoenix.
Unfortunately, dampers / spring needs to be changed.
Car does have a chevette front suspension.
is there anybody that could let me know if I can buy direct standard chevette suspension or do I need some modifications to fit new ones?
Many thansk and best regards from belgium

jeffw
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Re: chevette front suspension on my phoenix

Postby jeffw » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:27 pm

I suggest you post some pictures so people can see what you are referring to.

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Taff Striker
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Re: chevette front suspension on my phoenix

Postby Taff Striker » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:53 am

Hi Stephane,

A quick search shows that there are few places on Ebay here that are offering standard springs and shock absorbers such as

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Vauxhall-Chevette-Saloon-Genuine-Monroe-Gas-Matic-Front-Shock-Absorbers/362488000334?hash=item5465f7ef4e:g:TKAAAOSw5Xpb7cMi:rk:1:pf:0#shpCntId.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vauxhall-Chevette-1300-1-2-Front-Coil-Spring-1975-1985/312315673307?fits=Model%3AChevette&hash=item48b776fadb:g:6NsAAOSwbopZPkIP:rk:5:pf:0

You can ask if they will ship to Belgium or there may be someone on Kapaza.be or 2dehands.be who can supply for the Kadett?

jeffw
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Re: chevette front suspension on my phoenix

Postby jeffw » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:29 pm

It would be really unlikely for a Phoenix to be using Chevette shocks/springs even if it was using a Chevette upright unless I've gone completely nuts (which is possible)

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Taff Striker
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Re: chevette front suspension on my phoenix

Postby Taff Striker » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:18 pm

I don't think you've gone nuts Jeff - well not completely anyway :D
I couldn't really see how there would be enough space to fit the shocks in their original orientation but the OP did ask for original equipment :?

As you say - a picture would help enormously

lebaron07
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Re: chevette front suspension on my phoenix

Postby lebaron07 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:37 pm

yes guys, you are rigth.The shocks present on the phoenix are not the standard as seen on the bay.
I'will have to find shocks similar as those on a caterham.
Neverthenless many thanks for your follow up. I know how to handla this now.
Best regards and tahnsk again

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Re: chevette front suspension on my phoenix

Postby Edd » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:21 am

I bought some protech for my striker a few years ago, I'm sure they'll ship abroad.
Edd


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