Found this “rat rod” monstrosity on craigslist, and the suspension design is, even to an amateur like me, absolutely terrifying.
The rear suspension is a crude mess, but the icing on the cake is the front pivots appear to be TIE RODS. Because that is the best choice for handling the torque this will encounter. But that is nothing compared to the front..
The front of he frame is an upside-down trailer hitch, and the transverse leaf spring is bolted it a ball mount that is kept in place via a standard hitch pin. Meaning the only thing keeping the front suspension from falling off the car is a FUCKING COTTER PIN!
I guess the only bright spot here is this guy decided to sell this heap as a project instead of actually trying to drive it on the roads.