Christopher and Larry,
Frontline has email: firstname.lastname@example.org
They also have a nice web page.
I just emailed with them, shipping UPS (a couple of days) would cost
70.55 pounds. Their price is insignificantly lower than the place that
MM's price seems to be up to $675, but you can get it from The Proper MG
for $600. The price from Frontline comes to ~$550 incl. shipping.
Faspec has the rear Spax kit for semi-elliptic for $243. So that's only
about $40-$50 for the brackets?
All these prices are current.
Ulix (with tube shocks growing out my ears)
On Tue, 6 Jan 1998, Larry and Sandi Miller wrote:
> I got them from Mini Mania ($625 - 10%), more the Frontline but eaiser to
> take back if needed. At the time I bought, the kit directly from Frontline
> was $407 + $128 shipping. I don't know the specs on the spax. I had the 1/4
> spring kit measurements but threw them away since they did not fit and I was
> pissed at spax for saying that they would get back to me but never have. MM
> is really proud of their brackets based on the price, they sell the rear
> brackets without shocks for about $150. Shocks are then $50 to $200
> depending on which ones you get. I'm still looking at rear shocks after my
> experience with the spax kit from VB. Leaning toward Winners Circle right
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Palmer <email@example.com>
> To: spridgets@Autox.Team.Net <spridgets@Autox.Team.Net>
> Date: 06 January, 1998 1:43 PM
> Subject: Tubular shocks, frontline kit, spax$$$, etc...
> >1) Where did you get the frontline kit, and how much was it?
> >Larry et al.,
> >2)Do you know the measurements/specs for the Spax shocks they sell for the
> >back of 1/2 elip. spridgets? The reason I ask is that they seem quite
> >expensive, and the kit with shocks works out to a hundred bucks more than
> >the shocks alone (just for those brackets?!?!). I can fab the brackets,
> >piece-o-cake, so why not buy more reasonably priced shocks? I can even get
> >super duper chromed racing shocks for less than the Spax (no, I'm not
> >putting chrome shocks on it, just a fer instance...)
> >>I bought the FRONTLINE shock conversion for the front and it looks great
> >>looks like it might even fit o.k. The only caution is that it requires the
> >>newer type a-arms with the roll bar mounting holes and does not come with
> >>any instructions on where to drill the holes if you have the older a-arms.
> >>bought it for the 59 that I'm building so have not installed it yet and
> >>can't give any info on how it performs.
> >>For those contemplating the VB (SPAX) conversion for a Bugeye, it don't
> >>It required 5 people standing in the car to compress the springs enough to
> >>even get it on. When installed and with the car sitting on the ground,
> >>shock is fully extended.
> >>Larry Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> >>59 Bugeye (Under Construction)
> >>60 Bugeye (Undergoing 5-Speed Transplant)
> >>78 911 SC (Faster than a Bugeye but not as much fun)