Now I have searched this forum and found a couple of comments regarding this and have searched online and have also asked Facebook page members who may have done this but the level of secrecy around these cars and modifications is like fort knox.
I have 2 contacts to make me some coilover front suspension, both quotes are going to cost me ~$1600+
I can import some but even they will cost me ~$1300+ after shipping and take 4-8 weeks to be made and arrive
Now I have constantly seen comments regarding VW Golf coilovers being modified to suit the Mk1 1 Fiat 127.
I have messaged guys to ask and they have said they would supply me with photos but never have.
I have saved measurements on file on my work pc from Mk1 and Mk2 golf suspension bolt holes and spacing etc but still need info from someone who has fitted them to what is actually needed to be done, what version, what needs modifying.
These can be found for me for around $150-250 per set of 4 (I can sell the rear to compensate/offset my fabrication costs) so much cheaper than the $1600+ extortion from the other 2 contacts.
Has anyone fitted these earlier Golf coilovers to the front of their Mk1 Fiat 127 and if so WHAT exactly needs to be done to fit them?
Does anyone have in depth knowledge here and any possible photos?
Do they ride well?
Currently I have temporarily modified my stock shocks by shortening them and resetting some Alfa 33 springs by another 65mm and it is quite laughable how rock hard the front is, I could sit on the corner and it won't compress, there is under 50mm of strut insert travel left, I need at least "some" compression and rebound compared to the feeling of having solid steel rods in the front as it is now.
* These were always going to be a temporary front suspension setup just to get me to my fabricators and until coilovers were made etc but thought they would have been a little bit softer - I currently have to dodge every little bump in the road with them in as if the lower arm is welded to the chassis.