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Slammed the '31 Ford Coupe! Sweet and Low Down!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Elrod, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Jimmy2bottle
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
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    Its threads like these that make me wanna mess with the stocker I picked up... I love the stance and the 3" chop looks just right.. nice proportions all around
     
  2. Anderson
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    Jason......I'm sorry. Hahahaha :D

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  3. Aman
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
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    Keep it coming you're doing a great job here. We need more fenders on A's. I think they're half the car and make them look much better and the way Henry wanted them...no pun intended...them..:p
     
  4. hudson_hawk
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    wow, looks awesome. great job!
     
  5. Nice looking coupe.
     
  6. Eightydeuce
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    That is perfect looking in my opinion. It looks good in the before picture as well.
     
  7. seatex
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    Damn! Now you got me thinking about fenders!
    :eek:
     
  8. HOT ROD DAVE
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    now i see what mine will look like without a chop........ack!!!!

    im taking 3 out of her


    looks great lowered
     
  9. pecker head
    Joined: Nov 8, 2006
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    How much did the T spring lower the A ? And were the eyes reversed ?
     
  10. Elrod
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    The coupe earns some patches.

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  11. Rokkern
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    from Norway

    Great inspiration !
    I Have a tudor stocker, just bought it and being new to hotrods this came up searching for drop and mechanical brakes.
    Almost making me wan't to keep the fenders ...!
     
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  12. brady1929
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  13. Sweet ride. I wanna build one just like it. :)
    -Pat
     
  14. JoeyP.
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  16. ChefMike
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    what a great ride ! nicely done
     
  17. Deuced Up!
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    Great stance! We may all have to hate you for a while...but it will wear off sooner or later! Killer vibe to that car.
     
  18. Big Mac
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    Looks really good man. I dig it just how it is...
     
  19. cody1958
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    Great looking car
     
  20. A Rodder
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    Forgive my ignorance,
    When you say he stretche dropped the axle, is it 4" lower than it was stock, or is the distance from the top of the pin boss to perch hole 4"?

    I am thinking I am going to do this. But want my terminology correct.
     
  21. Elrod
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    When an axle is dropped the normal way, it gets narrower. The process makes the spindle closer to the wishbone boss.

    Oakie joes will drop the axle but also pull the axle longer so that after the drop is finished, the track width is the same as stock, but the car sits lower.
     
  22. 28'FordSportsCoupe16
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    You said you had a T rear spring out back, what brand is it? Where did you get the spring? And besides having to remove some leaves did you have to do any other modifications to the spring to install it and get it sitting where it is now?
     
  23. Elrod
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    The T rear spring brand is good ole' Ford Motor Company, circa 1926-ish. Found it at a swap meet. Pretty readily available around here. I just removed the top smallest leaf and then just swapped it out with the stock A spring.
     
  24. DrJ
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    Good question.
    I'd like to know the answer too.
    I've never seen an understandable answer, anywhere.
    And measured form the top of the spindle or the bottom or somewhere in between?
     
  25. Elrod
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    Stretch drop maintains the original width within 1/8 of an inch, while a conventional drop shortens the axle approximately 3/4 of an inch per side. This tighter curve in the axle allows less room for the stock steering arms. This is why a lot of people heat and drop their steering arms. If you don't have a torch, the stretch drop is easier to install and allow for steering.

    NORMAL DROPS

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    MY (Oakie Joe's) STRETCH DROPPED AXLE

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  26. And, for mechanical brake apps the stretch drop also maintains the proper mount distances for the actuator cross shaft as in the bottom pic above. (been mentioned before, but since we're restating......)
     
  27. Elrod
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    ^^ Yup yup!
     
  28. 1knuckle
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    from arizona

    How did you spread the T spring to reinstall it? When I took my A spring out today it wanted to break my arm when I tapped the shackles out. I picked up a 8 leaf complete with the cross member that I will install in the 29 cc pu. You said you took out a couple leafs but used the upper short one from the A spring. i assume you did that so it fits in the a cross member tighter
     
  29. 1knuckle
    Joined: Nov 15, 2011
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    Oh, and Oakie Joe did my front axle too. Hey Joe. If you have any hotrod questions he will answer them for you, he has been hot roddin for along time.
     
  30. squigy
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    from SO.FLO.

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