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I am starting a new project. I met with my local hot rod body shop, and the owner suggested something that I thought was unlikely: taking the complete front suspension, subframe, and rack steering from a more modern chassis and putting into my 1975 528i. He said the width difference between the old and new (528i is 66" vs 73" for the more modern suspension) could be made up with custom rims to keep the relative geometry of the modern subframe and rack the same. Thoughts appreciated.
 

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This is becoming more common all the time. the newer cars carry every thing on a front sub frame, Crown Vics and Grand Marquis front clips are almost a bolt on to early f100 trucks and is alloy to boot, you can make up part of the off set with rims but to look right your going to have to change the off set on the rears as well... if your going a small block it will go in there no problem with out changing the front clip...I think there is or was a kit for that at one time I have seen a 528 with a 302 in it
 

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Yes, I have seen the kit for the 302 you are referring to. Im going for something much more dramatic - v12. Who customizes rims to accommodate such an offset?
 

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You are going to have to do the foot work on that one...............but look at the import drag race guys, they run really fat tires with alot of offset on there cars, so you might find what you want there that are available off the shelve...sounds like an interesting project... must be a Jag engine....dont think you would be putting a flat head v12 Lincoln in it
 

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I see this swap done using wheels with extreme inside offset, and it's not a pretty look to me. I guess it's so common on new cars now, that doing so is accepted as the new normal.
 
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