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Technical 1934 Ford Coupe Rearend Advice

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pitbullgoingpostal, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. Pitbullgoingpostal
    Joined: Jan 2, 2009
    Posts: 452


    Can one of you experienced HAMBers give me a realistic idea of how much spacing is required from the top of a rearend to the bottom of the frame rails? Keep in mind my car has no weight on it other than the weight of the frame at the moment.

    I should mention I’ll be using ‘36 radius rods (with torque arm, or arms) and a straight spring. Meaning, I’ll have to fabricate a new rear crossmember. That’s why I need a close measurement for decent clearance once the car is built.

    If I can attach a pic for good measure (no pun intended) I will. Thank you so much. Britt IMG_5426.JPG IMG_5425.JPG IMG_5424.JPG IMG_5427.JPG

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    Last edited: Apr 8, 2021
  2. Weedburner 40
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
    Posts: 904

    Weedburner 40

    Generally, we set rear clearance at about 3" at ride height.
  3. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 3,494

    rusty valley

    my 34 sits about 2" from the rubber pad. not enough as it will bottom out occasionally. Yet, with 750x16's on it, the ass is high. 8 leaves in the spring if i remember correct
  4. I agree with weedburner, about 3" should be good, you may want to C notch the frame and/or cut a spot in your floor pan to let the pig ride up and clear your floor. Depends on how low you want the rear/wheelwell reveal to sit. I am running PJ ladder bars and an 8.8. Your work looks great. Have fun with your project.

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  5. Do a upper torque arm from the axle tube to the point where your radius rods mount.36 Bones werent intended to fight twist.If you used a N plan on twist.

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