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Technical Rear axle width

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by koolbeans, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
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    koolbeans

    What are suggestions for face to face rear axle width on a 32 hiboy. IMG_20181106_104832737.jpeg

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  2. big duece
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    57 to 58" is a good start. '57 ford or 66-77 bronco 9" works well. All depends on wheels, backspacing too.
     
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  3. big duece
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    BTW, cool 5w!
     
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  4. Jmountainjr
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    If you have a specific tire size and wheels that you want to use, and a specific fender lip / tire reveal you want, that needs to be taken into account. Wheel backspace and tire profile can change the wheel mounting surface to wheel mounting surface a few inches. But 56" to 58" is most likely where you'll end up. Ideally mount the tires on the wheels and set them under the car and get the fender look you want and measure between the wheels.
     
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  5. jimmy six
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    64-65-66 Mustang 8" is just over 56" 8.8 Explorer is good if you want more modern..
     
  6. DDDenny
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    Unlike how a lot of guys feel about cutting up a nice deuce; that's a great car to start with.
    I don't know you or you're credentials but when you say hiboy, I assume you plan on losing the fenders.
    Some people misplace terminology if they are new to hot rods, so sorry if I'm off course.
    Here is one extreme example of the rearend/wheel combination that can be used. I wanted to have a minimal frontspacing on my rear wheels (10 inches wide) to allow more access for knockoff removal.
    Most people that don't find an existing rearend width that fits their needs will have a wide one narrowed.
    I actually started with the widest Ford nine inch housing and still needed to add nearly two inches to one axle tube.
    Pretty rare but just one example why it may be hard to answer your question without more information.
    [​IMG]

     
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  7. Without rolling stock information, the question is pointless. All you'll get are guesses that could turn out as wrong as they are right.

    Once again, you need to provide ALL the information, as suggested above.

    Some people don't mind the wheels hanging out with a big gap, too close and you have clearance issues with suspension travel. If you are particular about it, you need the rolling stock to mock up then measure between the faces.
     
  8. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
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    koolbeans

    Thanks. Wheels 8" width, 3" back spacing with 3" clearance per side. I'm picking car up tomorrow. Will remove all down to frame and body less fenders/drive train set in frame jig to ride stance goal.
    Appreciate your input.

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  9. koolbeans
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    koolbeans

    Thanks. Pick car up tomorrow. Will put on frame table and strip to frame and set ride stance. Will keep all informed.

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  10. koolbeans
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    koolbeans

    Thanks. Great find. Needs no paint and the interior is ol school just what I wanted.

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  11. Atwater Mike
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    Rather 'finished car' to start with...Of course, I've done the same thing, more than a few times; mostly for others, but have had some nice ones myself.
    But I started 'hands on' in 1955. Not many of the 'nice ones' around any more, unless you count the 'restored'...
    Man, this Deuce is a drooler! Not that IT does, I DO!
     
  12. krylon32
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    On all the 28-34 customer chassis I do in my shop I use a 56 outside width rear unless the customer requests a different width.
     
  13. anthony myrick
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    We built a nice one like that once
    Nice older restored car
    Drove it to lunch on Thursday. Was in a million pieces on Friday.
    Axle width depended on wheels
    We moved in the wheelhouses for cars with fenders.
    Those fenders look nice. Would almost have to run em

    Nice cars make nicer hot rods
     
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  14. Beanscoot
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    FWIW, it looks like a large Holman Moody logo on the wall in front of the car in the first picture.
    Is that a clue to where it is stored?
     
  15. Sheep Dip
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  16. Blue One
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    Please don’t do that to that beautiful car.
    Turning it into a hi boy.

    A full fendered 5 window is a thing of beauty.
     
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  17. thirtytwo
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    If you run skinny bias plus anything narrow with the wheel tuck d in looks stupid in my opinion like the car will tip over on a fast corner
     
  18. koolbeans
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    koolbeans

    I agree. They won't be skinny. And they won't be super fat. There is a Poteet ?? five window that's just right for balance, stability and looks.

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  19. Which one of George Poteet's Deuce 5wd Coupes are you referring too? ...

    1) Built by Rolling Bones:

    Poteet 5wd (by Rolling Bones).jpg

    2) Built by Dave Lane's FastLane Rod Shop (NOTE: '32 Roadster rear quarter panels):

    Poteet 5wd (by FastLane Rod Shop).jpg

    3) Built by Moals Coachbuilders:

    Poteet Roadchamp '32 5wd (by Moal Coachbuilders).jpg
     
  20. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
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    koolbeans

    The last two.
    Just ordered the frame. It'll be Ardun, auto and quick change.
    Got all Henry fenders, running boards, v8 flat motor, trans, rear suspension to pedal.

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  21. Auto? Does something prevent you from being able to use a 3rd pedal?
     
  22. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
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    koolbeans

    Wife, two plastic knees, two hips, 75, SS, Medicare, ....need more




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  23. town sedan
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    koolbeans...,
    About the Hudson steering box: Neal Jennings (NealinCA here & the Ford Barn) modified the Hudson box to mount into the '32 frame rail in the original position.

    Don't think he's doing them anymore. I've been told he is building a new 1932 Ford steering box with fresh castings and better internals.
    -Dave
     
  24. anthony myrick
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    anthony myrick
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    from al

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    Do you make ch ch ch ch noises when you run and jump?
     
  25. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
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    koolbeans

    Yep. You do know with all the plastic you can't get a cemetery lot anymore....you ain't biodegradable...let that notion get the keyboards going

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  26. anthony myrick
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    I’m more like this guy
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  27. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
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    koolbeans

    Yep, bleeder valves, petcocks, blow off valves, pressure caps of course depends occasionally...

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