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Gasser/Street Freak front axle pics.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by k-member, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. p/ugasser
    Joined: Sep 19, 2010
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    Does anybody know anyone that custom makes a tube straight axle to fit a 5 on 5.5 wheel? Or point me in the right direction.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Baron
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    Any axle that uses a early Ford spindle will accept a stock Ford hub(or after-market if desired) with a 5 1/2 bolt circle.
     
  3. marks73turbota
    Joined: Jun 27, 2009
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    Seb, I don't plan to run a front bumper. I would love to chrome the front axle and rods etc, but some say it weakens the metal. I doubt the cast steel axle would be weakened, but I know my wallet would for sure, LOL. If I get energetic enough to disassemble the front end, I may look into powder coating. I think they have a coating now that looks like chrome at a distance. I need to check into that. Maybe someday do that or even th ereal chrome. To get the front tires out that far I had to use a 1/4 inch spacer and the 6 inch wide rims only have a 2 inch back spacing. I would like to get the wheel face out the couple of inches so I could go to a narrower rim and tire (although the same height tire) and still have the tread out that far. That means I need the king pins out about 2 more inches per side. But, I do like the 6 inch rim and the thicker tire for street handling and safety reasons. I worry that the real narrow tires may slide a little during cornering if the locker locks in a turn. The same as using a spool. Mark L
     
  4. Sorry about the delay getting back on the undropped axle, I measured the holes and they are 1" and spaced on 1.5" centers. Contact Sid for more info.
     
  5. Crown'd
    Joined: Jan 19, 2014
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    Hoping some of you are watching this thread as I attempted to resurrect it...

    Is there an ideal height for a gasser chassis? The Southeast Gassers require 12.5" between the bottom of the chassis and the road, so that's a minimum. Street Freaks are far more generous, but I wonder if there an ideal for average vehicles, say 3200-3600 lbs, 112"-118" wheelbase, full frame. By ideal I'm looking for drivability.
     
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  6. seb fontana
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    If ya got them, post them! I liked the twin blow through, nice work..In ingenious nose hinges!!
     
  7. Baron
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    Measuring at the rocker panel, my 55 Chevy is 13 inches, the Corvette 14 inches. Both cars ride and handle fine.
    57 and 55 7 16 16 WP.jpg 55 Chrevrolet 6 16 2016  WP.jpg 15380747_10154875115364363_4780941726764010244_n.jpg
     
  8. southcross2631
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    Just finished narrowing my 54 f100 axle to put under my Morris Minor. Will be drilling the holes in the axle tonight. 20161212_1946411.jpg
     
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  9. Heres mine, modelled after the 2 lane blacktop car, not sure how O/T it is...this is a mock up stage, there is still trimming/gusseting/welding to do and wheel arches to be cut. but at this point I know it'll all work together harmoniously.
    It is 11.75" from the rocker to the ground at the rear and 10.25" at the front at ride height..
    I'm working on the tilt front now...

    thumbnail_IMG_4860.jpg thumbnail_IMG_4861.jpg thumbnail_IMG_4862.jpg thumbnail_IMG_4863.jpg thumbnail_IMG_4864.jpg thumbnail_IMG_5740.jpg thumbnail_IMG_5638.jpg thumbnail_IMG_5741.jpg
     
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  10. Denver Dave
    Joined: Aug 21, 2018
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    Denver Dave

    Cool stuff on here guyz.....Im in the middle of doing my 57 Vette Gasser Project.....Barons been a lot of help on axle sizing....and Bill at WAC Custom axles is getting a new axle bent up for me.....once I fugure out this site and picture downloads....I'll be back......LOL
     
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  11. Dago 88
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  12. ramblin dan
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    ramblin dan

  13. Baron
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    Hope you don't mind me posting this picture Dave. Corvette is looking REAL good ! Daves Corvette x.jpg
     
  14. ramblin dan
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    ramblin dan

  15. seb fontana
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    Five years since MARKS73TURBOTA has posted; I wonder if the car is driving yet..
     
  16. cs39ford
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    DD71F1F9-8D62-4064-8E82-141009F6FA02.jpeg Mine done in the 1960s AA5836E9-B8EF-43B6-A46B-45E7BA6C735A.jpeg
     
  17. roydebisco
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    from n.j

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