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Hot Rods 1940 wishbone ball spacer.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Departed, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Departed
    Joined: Dec 20, 2010
    Posts: 155

    from Canada

    Hi guys,
    Thanks for all the help on my previous posts.
    I was wondering how I should go about to add more caster to my front wheels?
    Is there a spacer you can add to the wishbone ball joint like there is on a Model A ? I've never seen them for the 40...
    Otherwise I'd have to lie cut my wishbones to give me a bit of caster but I don't really want to do that........
    thanks guys!

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  2. Damn, that is one sweet looking '40. I've seen people just fab up a simple bracket to bolt (or weld) to the frame and subsequently re-attach the wishbone ball to the bracket. You would need to determine just how deep the bracket would need to be to accomplish what you want. I know it might sound a bit hinky, but it works.
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  3. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,151

    Marty Strode

    PM @saltracer 219, I think he has a spacer on his 40 sedan.
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  4. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 6,633

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    Chassis Engineering used to make a wishbone spacer, maybe there's one lurking on someones shelf.?
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  6. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,868


    How about you find another cap, flip it over, add some spacers to hold it a bit below the original face of the crossmember? Make the spacers the needed thickness to get your caster goal.
  7. fordor41
    Joined: Jul 2, 2008
    Posts: 921


    try Heidts. they bought Chassis Engineering. They made a spacer.
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  8. Years ago, I made one for a 46 with a piece 1/8 wall rectangular tubing and two stock caps. Cut a hole in the tubing and recessed one cap in it and welded it in.. Bolted that to the crossmember and put the cap on. Worked great!

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