Dear Welder Series… 1989 Chevy Pro Street Pickup Four Link?

Dear Welder Series…
I am building a 89 Chevy c1500 street/drag I am wanting to go with a narrower rear end and do a 4-link set up. I was wondering what 4 link set  up would you recommend for me?

Dear Jon…
Our pro/street rear 4-link can be set up so the bars are parallel for street driving or they can be adjusted to get the instant center that you want for racing. The kit comes with urethane bushed bars. Serious racers use these on the street but change them to rod ends for the track.

Thanks for looking at Welder Series parts for your project.

Paul Horton


  1. Michael Riegel says:

    Dear Welder Series: I am building a 38 Chevy Sedan. You may be aware, the frames on these cars are a two piece “top hat” design and some sources do not recommend welding to the thinner gauge metal used in these frames. I solved the front suspension using a bolt in M2 IFS from Chassis Engineering. I am wanting to use a four link for rear suspension and Chassis Engineering doesn’t make anything; so I have been looking seriously at using one of your kits, probably triangulated for the rear suspension. Would y’all be able to put together the required bolt on frame brackets? I do have a local fabricator I can work with but thought I’d check with you first because my local guy is really not into automotive fabrication and I would totally have to do detailed design drawings of exactly what I want him to do. Your thoughts? Also interested in what you think about the viability of welding directly to the 38 Chevy frame.

    Thanks so much for your help.


    • DW says:

      Hi, Mike.

      I suggest you use pieces of 10 gauge or 3/16” steel, about a foot long and the height of the 38 frame. Cut the front and rear of the pieces at a 45 degree angle. Weld the plates to the frame rail top and bottom and front and rear. The front and rear weld line would not be vertical on the frame rail. This would spread the load over a large area. The triangulated brackets in our kit could be welded to these reinforcing plates.

      Thanks for considering Welder Series parts for your Chev.
      Paul Horton

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