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

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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?

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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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Re: chevette front suspension on my phoenix

Postby micha » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:10 pm

i´m also a big fan of protech...already purchased a set of shocks for my chevette-upright phoenix (correctly named syvla clubman mk4)

and they definately ship abroad.

you just need to give them the shock length (extended), upper and lower kind of fixing.

or you contact procomp...they supply re-valved protech shocks...improveed valving for such light cars as westfield, caterham or sylva.


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