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Opinions on spring behind axle look

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by racur96, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. vwdave30
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
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    yeah model A axles are cheap i got mine for $25 it was the whole frontend except for a spring
     
  2. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    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...
     

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  3. USA Tires Sign Joe
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
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    from Western NJ

    It looks good to me and if it works go for it.
     
  4. Pretty good thread here.
    Back up
     
  5. All American 6
    Joined: Sep 25, 2012
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    from Sumter, SC

    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.

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  7. brainfreeze
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 171

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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?
     
  8. ratrod0
    Joined: Apr 15, 2005
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    Make sure your motor is high in the frame
     
  9. brainfreeze
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
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    sorry to sound dumb, but for what purpose? to clear spring crossmember?
     
  10. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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    Progress on my "spring behind"...

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