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Technical Another 40/41 Ford Truck Question - front fender bracket difference?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the-rodster, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. the-rodster
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    I'm building a 41 pickup. I've installed a 40 crossmember to get it lower.
    I have the stock 41 front fender bracket, but I believe it is taller than the
    40 bracket, and I need to know by how much. I can easily modify it, just
    need to know how.

    Can someone measure a stock 40 bracket for me? I need to know the
    vertical distance between the bottom of the support, and the centerline
    of the upper mounting holes.

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  2. oldrelics
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    from Calgary

    They used a wood block under it for the deep drop crossmember.
     
  3. the-rodster
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    Really?

    I disassembled this truck, and I do not remember that.

    So this bracket may be the same as a 40?

    Rich
     
  4. oldrelics
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    I disassembled a few pickups, the deep drop ones had this block. The V-braces were all the same.


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  5. the-rodster
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    In measuring the differences between the crossmembers, it looks like the spacer would need to be one inch thick. If you look at my pic, there is a one inch deep steel spacer. I guess that is what came on some 41 pickups. Thanks so much for the input. I love the HAMB for stuff like this.

    Rich
     
  6. treb11
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    Could someone please post the out-to-out dimension of the top? My brace is bent and I need to fix it

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  7. the-rodster
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    That is 27 inches on the nose.

    Rich
     

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