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History Chrysler TUBE AXLE

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by The37Kid, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. The37Kid
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    This was a Hershey 2010 find for me, last one I had went with a dirt car I sold in 1985. They were used on dirt track race cars and some early Bonneville and Dry Lakes cars. We could start a thread of photos of cars with Chrysler tube axles, I post a few later today. Does anyone know what year and model these were under when new? :)
     

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  2. Search TimmyT's posts. there are pictures of his in a thread that came up again this week.
     
  3. Pat Pryor
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    i got a pair of chrysler artillery rims for that if your gonna do a project.
     
  4. The37Kid
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    Thanks but that axle is crying out for some Lock Ring Dayton wires, and a 1930's Dirt Car chassis and body.:D
     
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  5. thunderbirdesq
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    That looks like a franklin axle?
     
  6. Nice catch Bob-

    Is this headed for what I think (and hope) it is?!
     
  7. The37Kid
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    The Franklin is much lighter, I have one in my tube axle collection. There, I admitted it, I have a tube axle disorder, passed on a $300.00 '37 tube at Hershey. It was a nice one too. Self controll was not a factor, I was out of money. :rolleyes:
     
  8. thunderbirdesq
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    Ahhh, I see! $300... man...
     
  9. johnny bondo
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    ive seen and had chystler ones, and they have 2 bends in them. i think thats a franklin like the one i have posted in the classifieds... which i cant seem to give away.....
     
  10. Ron Mayes
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    What he said !!:D:D:D
     
  11. plym_46
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    Plymouth and dodge cars 30 till 38 except for:

    "After pioneering independent front suspension in the low priced field in 1934, Plymouth mysteriously (and quietly) abandoned the system for 1935."

    Both dodge and Plym went to coils and A frames in 38.


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  12. DE SOTO
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    The 2 Bend Chrysler axle is a Mid-'30's Chrysler Product, The one in Question Is an Early~Mid '20s axle.

    I have the Double Dip Chrysler axle Now that will go under my Drag Sedan '32 Ford 2dr

    I have owned one of these Chrysler axles in the Past.. Super Neat Axle !

    Wish I still had it for my '22 Dodge Build.
     
  13. johnny bondo
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    ive seen a 1920s Chrysler frame though and it was a i beam type.....

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  14. johnny bondo
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    from illinois

  15. johnny bondo
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    well ive searched and cant find any with a tube axle like that.
     
  16. The37Kid
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    Trust me it is a circa 1928 Chrysler item, the double bend ones were under Dodge and Plymouths around 1935-36. :)
     
  17. Straightpipes
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    I have a double bend tube axle that came under a homemade utility trailer. Trouble is that they welded the spindles to the axle.

    37 Kid, Sorry I missed you this year. Went by your spot.......
     
  18. Definitely a Chrysler axle of the mid to late 20s.

    '28 Chrysler.
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  19. In automotive engineering parlance, an axle of this construction where the axle end straddles the spindle is known as an "Elliot type". The style we are most accustomed to where the spindle straddles the axle is known as "Reverse Elliot". Many brands of automoblie used the Elliot type (Including Ford) in the twenties. Most switched to the Reverse Elliot sometime in the early thirties. The Dodge /Plymouth "wavy" axles of the thirties are Reverse Elliot (As are all the Fords from 1928). Further, I've not seen any Dodge/Plymouth that had a "spigoted" construction with a separate forging or casting attached to the outer ends of the tube. That system was usually peculiar to Elliot style and was definitely used by Franklin. Aand also by Harry Miller.



     
  20. johnny bondo
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    hah well im even more confused now. lol i guess ill go with Chrysler then....
     
  21. flatoutflyin
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    I'd have to agree. The first picture is a '28 Plymouth, Elliot type, but a forged axle. the second picture is a '31-'32, Elliot type, with a pronounced bend, but also forged. The third is a '32-'33 tube axle, but Reverse Elliot. These are the oldest factory pictures I have, but I'll check some 20's repair manuals tomorrow and see if anything else applies.
     
  22. Pat Pryor
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    nice! sounds like a good project. too bad i didnt get to run into ya at hershey. hope you liked where i signed my name in the most obnocshis spot:D
     
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  23. flatoutflyin
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    The photos didn't upload the first time.
     

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  24. The37Kid
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    Tough to get a good photo of this FRANKLIN front axle on a top shelf in my basement.
     

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  25. I have one of these 1931 Chrysler Imperial front axles drum to drum, needs refurb. Jwillia100@aol.com
     
  26. Crookshanks
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    Airflows also ran tube axles.


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  27. Oooooooo... cool!

    What about Art Chrisman's #25 dragster??

    It had something like that, right?

    Sam
     
  28. The37Kid
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    Took this from the Frank Kurtis thread, that is a Chrysler Tube axle on the Atlas Chrome Special. Bob [​IMG]
     
  29. OITSOG
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    I wanted to post some Atlas Chrome Special Pictures but still cant figure out the way to post as in go to folder and click. I need help. Thanks
     

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