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Hot Rods Model A spring hangers on a 9 inch Ford rear question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by irishsteve, Jan 8, 2020.

  1. irishsteve
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 837


    Has anyone ever put bolt on model A spring hangers on a 9 inch Ford rearend? I have seen bolt on A mounts for putting 40 Ford rears in the model A,but not later rears.If no one makes them I was thinking of making a L shaped bracket that would use the top two bolts on the housing flange plus one of the lower.I could then take the 40 Ford bolt on unit,and trim to fit the L bracket,and weld them together giving me a bolt on mount for the 9 inch Ford.I know there are aftermarket A spring hangers that weld on the top of the tube,but I hate the idea of putting more heat to the tube for fear of warping a brand new housing.Anyone ever try doing this?
  2. Pete Eastwood
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 962

    Pete Eastwood
    from california

    You're going to have to weld on mounts for shocks & either ladder bars or 4 link, so why not weld on the spring hangers & straighten the housing when you're done .
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  3. Canuck
    Joined: Jan 4, 2002
    Posts: 1,049


    Welder Series make a nice mount to put the spring behind the axle. Nicely made and easy shipping to the US.

    See page 26 in their on-line catalog:

    Used one to mount the rear axle in my A coupe. Used a 41 Merc front spring. Gave a good ride with the flatter and longer spring.
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  4. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 1,104


    I put an 8" Ford under my '31 Coupe. The distance between the brake backing plates was a bit too close to use the full width Model A spring, so I had St. Louis Spring cut the spring off a little bit on both sides and re-roll the eyes. Then welded brackets somewhat similar to this
    to the rearend Maybe too much trouble for the end result, but I felt it worked out OK.

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  5. irishsteve
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 837


    That was another concern...having enough room for the spring on a rear housing thats 52 inches flange to flange.A model T spring is a inch shorter so thats a possibility.
  6. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 1,213


    What distance are you using for the spring perch centers?
  7. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,252

    from NKy

    I used Bronco under my 32 , with P&J spring /Ladder Bar mount . As stated stock spring was a bit wide and would hit the backing plates . I had the eyes cut and rerolled to correct length . All is well for thousands of miles
  8. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 5,166

    Marty Strode

    As Pete said, when you weld the rest of the brackets on the housing, it will require straitening. This one got the weld on spring hangers, but I didn't take pictures of the complete setup. IMG_7873.JPG
  9. irishsteve
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 837


    Havent gotten to the install point yet,but have read that the A spring centers are 49-1/2 and the T is 48-1/2.Reality may be different when I have a spring in hand.

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