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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Olderchild, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Olderchild
    Joined: Nov 21, 2012
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    I see everyone is going to 16''tiers when they drop there axle 4'' and do a reverse eye spring, can i still run the 19''tiers and not have turning issues,OH it's still stock& full fender ==thanks for any help =Jack
     
  2. That is very likely way too much drop. Why do you want to drop it and still use the original wheels? Just wondering. …never seen one dropped much with original wheels/tires.

    You might get by with a 2-1/2" drop to the axle. …or just a reversed eye spring.

    The pic below of my '29 cabriolet which has 5:90-15 tire with 2-1/2" drop in the axle and a reversed eye spring. The fender and tire have adequate clearance, but the fender hugs the tire pretty well with a lot shorter tire than you are proposing.
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    …and the spring has not settled in with any road time yet.
     
  3. the answer is no
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    and this is just a 32 axle and reversed eye spring
    tk
     
  4. Olderchild
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    Thanks guys, i have 4 new 19's with less than two hundred miles on them and didn't want to fork out another bunch of cash right away if i didn't have too, thanks again =Jack
     
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  5. adavis
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    I'm running 18" wires with 5.00 tires with a 4" drop I-beam and reverse eye spring and have no clearance problems. I am going to pull a leaf out of my spring to try and drop in another inch.

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    Russ B.......I dig the way those headlights are aimed. :)
     
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  6. olskool34
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    Yeah but your coupe is just crazy cool.
     
  7. slinginrods
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    This car is perfect!!!!
     
  8. 4 banger 4 life
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    Man that's a bad ass coupe.. nice... I am running 5.25/5.50 17 and 7.00 18 on rear of my sedan no pronlems at all w just a reverse eye spring and few less leaves t spring in rear sits nice.
     
  9. Olderchild
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    thanks adavis, so 19's just might work, nice chop i watch as you guys did it, paint my body black and we could have twinkies ;),i have no idea what the chop is on mine, cause it was done in the 50's(haven't figured out how to measure it yet)
     
  10. adavis
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    Measure your door window height. Mine is 10.5" now with the 3" chop so that should allow you to calculate the chop on yours.


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  11. Olderchild
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    Thanks, in the middle of the my door,on the outside of the door, it's 10.5'', now i can say for certain it's a 3'' chop thanks again=Jack
     
  12. adavis
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    yep, that's 3". I bet it will look schweet. Post a pic when you get her dropped with those big wheels. I dig the way my 18's turned out......
     
  13. Olderchild
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    For me to get pictures, it will take a act of god, i have to depend on my son for that part, im computer illiterate, you know old dogs and new tricks:D I'll try my best, hell my buddy said he wasn't coming in my garage again till he made sure his tetanus shots were up dated:eek:==jack
     
  14. Muttley
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    Every time I read one of your posts it's in Brak's voice.
     
  15. adavis
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    Brak: Nobody wants to visit me in my little cloud... I don't know why. Maybe "cuz I'm cutting" muffins.

    LOL!!!
     
  16. Olderchild
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    Well guy's i finely got the axle back that was suppose to only take a week or two at most;);),should have tagged this as the slow motion build. while cleaning parts i found the wishbone not in the best of condition the the lower right front of the bone where the spring perch bolt goes through, the bottom of the hole is egged shaped,i know it's tapered for a reason ,my question is,is it worth welding up and trying to get the proper taper/angle or just shit can it and find another one,there's plenty of evidence that old Henry had a busted nose at one time or another ,the cross-member is bolted in and the right frame rail still has a slight twist any advice thanks ============Jack
     
  17. Dreddybear
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    I had no idea '29 Cabrios were briggs bodies. Cool.
     
  18. Olderchild
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    Bump, Canfield swap meet is next weekend,looks like this is going to end up being a, what's it worth Question
     
  19. Moatc
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