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Dan Woods "Milk Truck' front suspension Question.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kage, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Kage
    Joined: Oct 18, 2008
    Posts: 965


    On the Dan Woods "Milk Truck" he is running a SINGLE coil spring in the middle of the I beam. Here is my question. Does this suspension set up actually work or is it for show only?

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  2. Show only. It would do no good in corners.
  3. Kage
    Joined: Oct 18, 2008
    Posts: 965


    That's kind of what I was thinking
  4. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,172

    Atwater Mike

    Yeah...Danny joked about taking it to the Nats. (driving it)

    That 'joke' prompted Andy Brizio to be a front runner in the long distance round trip in a hot rod.
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  5. Jpriebe66
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
    Posts: 141


    Just at a glance, it would appear you would need, at a minimum, a "panhard bar" type device to provide lateral stability to the front axle.
  6. swissmike
    Joined: Oct 22, 2003
    Posts: 1,286


    Look at the front-on picture. It does have a panhard bar. It still does not provide a lot of stability side to side "rocking".
  7. Ebbsspeed
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,082


    There is one.

    'bet it corners like a stagecoach....
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011
  8. wsdad
    Joined: Dec 31, 2005
    Posts: 1,252


    An I-beam with hair pins would've acted like a large sway bar. It would have kept it from rolling in turns. If he'd have used a quarter elliptic leaf spring in the middle of the axle instead of the coil, he wouldn't have even needed a panhard bar.

    The way it's set up now, the truck would act like a large tricycle.

    I'd still deliver milk in it, though.
  9. Ask dave shuten

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  10. hotrodhoodlum
    Joined: Oct 25, 2009
    Posts: 5,096


    sometimes you have to give up something to be cooool
    and all of Dan Woods stuff was cooool
  11. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,080

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    The guy to answer this would be Bernie's Welding. He'd be the authority because he has the fiberglass molds to the Milk Truck ;).
  12. Let it go :rolleyes:
  13. LSR 2909
    Joined: May 10, 2012
    Posts: 605

    LSR 2909
    from Colorado

    So.......fiberglass molds makes a guy an authority on suspensions?
  14. customcory
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,832


    He was 18 or 19 when he built it , if I remember reading right , real young.
  15. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,652


    maybe. now start looking for the thread that he's talking about.

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