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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Model A Mark, Aug 1, 2010.
can anyone tell me where i might find a 1 inch dropped axel for a 36 ford pickup ?
seems like a lot of work and cost for inch drop. reverse the eyes on the spring??
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
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,
Check out Dave Mann at Roadsters.com. He did a custom drop for me. Very good work.
Can you explain why 1" is going to make a difference ?
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).
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!
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....
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). Take the reversed eye spring back out and add a couple of leaves........should put you about where you want to be.
Oh yea, how about some pictures so we can see the problem?
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......
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.
put on a bigger tire to get it higher
or a smaller tire with the stock axle
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