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Technical 39-40 Desoto track width

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by txturbo, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. txturbo
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    Anyone know what it is or has one to measure?
     
  2. i.rant
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    The best info I could find was 60-61" in between backing plates. How accurate of a measurement do you need?
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  3. txturbo
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    mainly concerned about the front track width. I will probably do a narrowed 9" rearend in the back anyway so its not that important.
     
  4. Rusty O'Toole
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    Nearly all cars before the fifties were standard 4'8" or 56" track width. There were a few cycle cars and mini cars with narrow track but they had a hard job driving on the rutted country roads of the day. Your DeSoto is probably 56" or close to it.
     
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  5. txturbo
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    thanks rusty
     
  6. douglasarthur
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    from Tacoma

    just getting back on this board do you still need these measurements? I have 2 39 coupes.
     
  7. txturbo
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    No....I'm good. Thanks
     

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