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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by racur96, Apr 4, 2013.
yeah model A axles are cheap i got mine for $25 it was the whole frontend except for a spring
I agree with Rich B on 42-48 axles but here's one I did years ago with a 48 axle and wishbones and the tires would rub the wishbones once in awhile but never really a problem(and never a problem with normal driving).. If you already have the axle and want to save some money I would go ahead and use it.. The taller the front tire, the more of a problem...
It looks good to me and if it works go for it.
Pretty good thread here.
late but here's mine:
I use a single leaf spring from Jame J. Durant Enterprises. (yes I've read the 2007 HAMB thread on mono leafs)
I was at Goodguys Indy a few weeks ago. I could only find 2 or 3 cars with the spring in the rear of the axle. I looked at all the cars. The one guy with a similar set up as mine told me he had a death wobble, and he just lives with it. The guy's car was pictured in that popular thread here on Goodguys Hot Rod of the Year.
Pan hard bar:
New steering arm:
Here is my Model A I'm building
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I'm wondering how odd it would look to do a spring behind axle setup, doing like a bleed sweep of like 4" and using a stock A non dropped axle? and how low it would sit?
I'm wondering this because in my state in australia, you can't run a true suicide front, you need something for the axle to rest on if say the front spring were to snap.
has this been done?
Make sure your motor is high in the frame
sorry to sound dumb, but for what purpose? to clear spring crossmember?
Progress on my "spring behind"...
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