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looking for a 1 inch dropped axel

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Model A Mark, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Model A Mark
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,265

    Model A Mark
    Member
    from dallas
    1. Holley 94 Group

    can anyone tell me where i might find a 1 inch dropped axel for a 36 ford pickup ?
    thanks
     
  2. larry woods
    Joined: Jan 20, 2010
    Posts: 566

    larry woods
    Member
    from venice fl

    seems like a lot of work and cost for inch drop. reverse the eyes on the spring??
     
  3. Hey Mark, if all you want in 1" just reverse the eyes as someone else mentioned, since you in Dallas I could do that for you if you need the help, just pm me. K
     
  4. Model A Mark
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,265

    Model A Mark
    Member
    from dallas
    1. Holley 94 Group

    iv got a reversed eye spring and a 4 inch dropped axel on it now, just sits to damn low.
    thought ablught putting the stock axel back under it,
     

  5. Tdesoto276
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 115

    Tdesoto276
    Member
    from Des Moines

    Check out Dave Mann at Roadsters.com. He did a custom drop for me. Very good work.
     
  6. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 3,859

    Retro Jim
    Member

    Can you explain why 1" is going to make a difference ?

    Retro Jim
     
  7. I assume you have a Model A, therefore already have a Model A front crossmember (used to drop a '32 about an extra inch). Isn't there an aftermarket Model A style front crossmember that is advertised to be about an inch lower than a stock Model A? Maybe try that, it's got to be much cheaper than the axle (but will require some fab/R&R).

    Steve
     
  8. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,862

    chaddilac
    Member

    I think he's wanting to go from a 4" drop axle to only 1" so he'd be changing the ride height 3" all together.

    What about running a 40-48 axle? They've got some stock drop built in!
     
  9. why not just shim your spring. speedway sells them at .25 thick, i know an inch might be alot to shim but start small and see how you like it....
     
  10. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    fab32
    Member Emeritus

    Are you feeling OK? I ask as I've never heard a REAL hot rodder complain about it being too low ( I have however heard complaints about it being too short, usually from the girlfriend/wife:D). Take the reversed eye spring back out and add a couple of leaves........should put you about where you want to be.

    Frank
     
  11. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    fab32
    Member Emeritus

    Oh yea, how about some pictures so we can see the problem?

    Frank
     
  12. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,348

    HotRod33
    Member
    from MO

    Is your frame Z'ed or what is making it so low........ I always thought that if a hotrod didn't drag or scrape at least once a day that it was too high......
     
  13. Model A Mark
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,265

    Model A Mark
    Member
    from dallas
    1. Holley 94 Group

    this is a 36 pickup i have and the oil pan is about 4 inches off the ground, maybe 3 inches, hah
    and yea, im trying to go from 4 inch drop to just 1 for a 3 inch raise.
     
  14. put on a bigger tire to get it higher
    or a smaller tire with the stock axle
    tk
     

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