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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Binga, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. I just pulled the rear end out of my 1940 Ford pickup and was wondering if anyone has seen what I think was an after market spring kit to beef up the hauling capacity of my pickup. IMG_2514.JPG


    The parts bolted to the bells have made in the USA on them.

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  2. oldrelics
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    I've seen many add-on extra spring kits for these trucks, and some even completely worn through! Those farmers sure abused them pickups that's for sure!
     
  3. aaggie
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    I've seen 14 Jack Rabbits in a Mesquite tree but never seen a helper spring setup for buggy spring Fords. It does look well made and looks like it would work though.
     
  4. The37Kid
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    Nice looking well made accessory, thanks for posting the photos. Bob
     

  5. How was it attached to the frame? Its own aftermarket cross-member?
     
  6. olcurmdgeon
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    looks like it would support quite a lot of cases of mason jars without having rear of truck noticeably squat.
     
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  7. 40fordtudor
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    ^^^^^ Those jars filled with clear liquid, by chance?
     
  8. Hnstray
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    I'm guessing some sort of spacer block between the original spring and the auxiliary spring with longer 'U' bolts. The aux spring appears to have to be in the same verticle plane to contact the arms attached to the axle housing.

    Ray
     
  9. 302GMC
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    Very common here in farm country ... so are broken and bent frame rails. Any Ford truck with no "welding" on crossmembers and rails probably came here in the '70s or later.
     
  10. Original cross member and the second spring was held in place against the original spring with longer U bolts and a custom made plate.
     
  11. The funny part about this truck is it looks like it's had a very easy life.
     
  12. spooler41
    Joined: Feb 25, 2007
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    This looks like a aftermarket over load spring set up, it does nothing
    until the truck is loaded beyond the capacity of the standard spring.

    ............................ Jack
     
  13. 30 years ago I had a 1940 coupe that had the bolt on brackets but didn't have a spring.

    I never knew what it was until today. HRP
     
  14. Deuced Up!
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    You know that is exactly what I was thinking. How cool would that set up be on 40s rum runner hot rod resto?!
     
  15. Last edited: Aug 24, 2015
  16. KRB52
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  17. All you need is a still. ;)
     

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