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non solid axle "gasser stance" cars ... or trucks

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Stumpuller, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Cool thread :D, anyone have any pics of the modified spindles used to lift the front, I'm about to start on a '63 1/2 Galaxie.
  2. Just use coil spring jacks if you get depserate. You can buy them right at Advance Auto, they are 60's correct, and they do work. Put like 4 in on each side, and with the suspension hanging, drive them as far in as you can then let the car down.
  3. What about Z'ing the upper control arms to make up for the ball join spacer distance...maybe fab. a tubular upper?
  4. 2 " square tube spacers between the suspension cross member and the sub frame.

  5. Lucky3
    Joined: Dec 9, 2009
    Posts: 652


    X2...they got away from the ill handling "Straight Axles" as fast as they could. Still looks cool though but not really designed for today's speeds !
    Safety waaaay more important than looks for me runnin in the 9's.

  6. ecap
    Joined: Feb 9, 2010
    Posts: 11

    from mich

    steve mcbay has spacers he has them for 41-53 chevy frount may have outhers his number is 877-337-41-47 tell him doug sent you!
  7. BBMan
    Joined: Feb 19, 2010
    Posts: 70


    Here's my B/Gasser w/ the old "C" ball joint spacers.

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  8. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 3,728


    heres mine...
  9. sledbuilder
    Joined: Aug 31, 2005
    Posts: 533


    this car is bad ass! I was building my 57' to be something like this...

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  10. 58_Ford
    Joined: Feb 23, 2010
    Posts: 118

    from Phoenix

  11. "old injun"
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 11

    "old injun"
    from Lansing IL

    my wife and i have 56 pontiac drag car nose up on stock suspension...
  12. ecode ragtop
    Joined: Apr 28, 2009
    Posts: 125

    ecode ragtop
    from illinois

    I really like the 58 ford!
  13. drivewaycustoms
    Joined: Nov 6, 2007
    Posts: 482

    from waldorf,MD

    old J.C.Whitney ball joint spacers and '64 Chevy stationwagon springs

  14. thebrassnuckles
    Joined: Feb 20, 2008
    Posts: 238


    just a question here... the 53-54 chevy uprights fit into the 49-52 chevy's, good for about 2 inches of drop... so if I got some 49-52 uprights, and put them on my 53 would that not lift it about 2 inches?
  15. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,564

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    I saw a 53 at a car show that had at least 3 to 4 inch spacers (Ibeam)between whatever this suspension member is called and the frame.
    (where the 4 sets of 2 bolts are) This pic is from a 51 or 52 I think but you get the idea.
    It seems like the best I remember they used heavy pieces of the rite size Ibeam with the holes drilled for the bolts for the spacers,It looked like good work and it set up really good in the front.

    Last edited: Jul 11, 2011
  16. bigalturk1
    Joined: Sep 23, 2010
    Posts: 366


    I built a 62 Impala SS Gasser....W/ a 67' G10 van straight axle. I had it for a year and sold it to build a 62' Chevy II Gasser. Anyway, the guy that bought my Impala SS pulled the Straight axle and turned it back to street his "Family Car!"
  17. KansasTwister
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
    Posts: 3


    Hey casey is that you posting photos of dads cars? If so no problem. Im pretty sure it was a 4" spindle, but he also may have changed the front coils to something else, maybe a moroso trick spring. One of these days ill get him to get motivated on that car again, if not Im gonna have to. Even just a stock sj327 that looks the part would be good enough, seeing as his good heads were worn out and the 306 lost a rod at around 8k. Block could be saved if it needed to be but we have so many others laying around why bother.

    edit: just talked to him, it was just 4" spindle, stock springs.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011
  18. Westco48
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
    Posts: 199

    Member guys think that reverse stepping the lower a arms would give enough lift and would it work?
  19. Carnuba
    Joined: Mar 19, 2012
    Posts: 430


    I saw a couple cool, non axle ones under a Vette/gasser thread
  20. Stock front with taller springs and weight shoved back off of the nose of the car.

  21. Henrysnephew
    Joined: Feb 7, 2011
    Posts: 32

    from SE Mich

    This front suspension was installed on my Henry J gasser in 1960. It's an early VW Beetle unit, modified so that the (internal) torsion bar anchors can be rotated at the track to adjust ride height. A nice engineering job it was. Randy Millard (Henrysnephew)



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