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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. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,563

    Elrod
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    you can either use a spring spreader (which is why it jumped at you when you removed it) or you drop the rear end down, put a C clamp on the spring pack and remove the center bolt slowly relieving the spring tension. Then with that single leaf still attached to the spring perches, it comes out pretty easy.

    Or you can use the 1930s block of wood ( 2x4 ) method and you put a block of wood on top of the axle tube under the spring shackle and spring. Then jack the rear end up with the block of wood pressing up on the spring hanger and the spring sliding on the wood closer to the backing plate. Then remove the spring shackle, then release the jack.

    I did not use any model A leaves. I left the gap in the rear crossmember. The radius arms prevent the rear end from twisting in the crossmember, the center pin in the spring prevents the spring from walking and the spring clamps to the crossmember have that spring grabbed very very tight, it's not going anywhere. This isn't my daily driver. It should last another 85 years, long after I won't care anymore. :)
     
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  2. 1knuckle
    Joined: Nov 15, 2011
    Posts: 11

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    from arizona

    Thanks I will try that in the reverse order since I am putting the T spring in. don't want to jack your post. nice ride, "I'd drive that"
     
  3. Elrod
    Joined: Aug 7, 2002
    Posts: 3,563

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    Thanks buddy! I've actually re-done it since this post and put a flathead V8 with a 1937 supercharger in it. Here is a link with a video from Mad Fabricators

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=690535

    My build thread is below.
     
  4. Hot Rod 50
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
    Posts: 498

    Hot Rod 50
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    Hey Elrod, killer coupe man. How are you running the steel wheels on the A drums. I just picked up my A chassis and I'm staying with the mechanical brakes as well but I'm reading about a spacer needed to run different wheels.
     

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