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Parallel springs on '41 straight axle ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oldskooloutlaw, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. oldskooloutlaw
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 223

    from Tulsa

    I am needing to know if I can install parallel springs on the stock axle that had the "suicide" spring, I'm wanting to get the nose up a bit on my 41 Ford business coupe I'm working without much of a budget.
  2. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    You would probably be better off to find a early pickup axle that was already set up for parallel springs as it would have the pads on it already. I guess a guy could weld pads to his Ford axle, but with a pickup axle you would get later brakes, etc.

  3. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 4,727


    You could keep your transverse spring and go with a straight axle instead of a dropped axle.
  4. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 1,335

    from Maine

    Wouldn't it be easier to just install a new higher arch spring ??

  5. Or lower the crossmember.

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