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Technical Model a Frame stepping and fenders

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by catfishdog, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. catfishdog
    Joined: Feb 20, 2014
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    Guys I am sure this question has been asked many times, but I am not able to find it. its a simple question.

    Can I reverse the spring eyes and kick up the frame 3 inches on a model A tudor and still fit a 28 inch tire under the rear fenders. the tires will be mounted to on a 16x4 wheel. on the front I am just reversing the spring eyes ad dropping the axel 2 inches so I should be ok with a 25 inch tire.

    I am sure this has been asked so I apologize for asking again
     
  2. F-6Garagerat
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    Well, I'm no expert but, half of a 28" tall tire is 14" plus I would think at least 3" maybe 4" between top of tire and inside top of fender for suspension travel, means you would need 18" from center of axle to inside top of fender at ride height. Maybe a little more even. I'm a fenderless guy.
     
  3. catfishdog
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    Thanks, I am using the same math as you, I have about 23 inches from the hub center to the inside center fender, but I am not sure how worn that rear spring is. I can always go the trial and error way, but with all the experts here I was hoping to skip the trial and error step


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  4. F-6Garagerat
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    Most of the time there is no set formula, just gotta get your parts together, put em on and see where things are.
     

  5. catfishdog
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    Has anyone ever kicked up a model A frame 3 inches and still ran fenders?


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  6. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
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    Yes,sorta,my rear cross member is moved back 7.5 " the axle is a 38 banjo,spring behind not on top,basically the same as a 3" kickup ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1413693120.355555.jpg
     
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  7. That looks great !!
     
  8. catfishdog
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    Bader2 man that is one cool looking car, great stance and awesome patina


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  9. Bader2
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    Bader2

    Thanks,old Henry painted it!
     
  10. nutrocker
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    I have a chassis on chassis step, probably about 3", reverse eye spring over axle and 7.00 x 16 tyres on mine.

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  11. catfishdog
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    Awesome hight and rake. What did you do in the front?


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  12. BiscayneBrain
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    I like the stance also and would be interested in what's done up front.
    Thanks,
    Dean
     
  13. nutrocker
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    Front is just a simple superbell dropped axle and reverse eye spring.
     

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