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What width tube axle in 62 Falcon

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TooManyFords, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. TooManyFords
    Joined: May 21, 2008
    Posts: 553

    from Peotone IL

    Planning on hanging my tube axle in my 1962 Falcon and the one I have is about 49 in inches center to center on king pins. I am thinking I want about 44 or 45. What are you running? I am running Shelby 15x4.5 Wheels. Also can any one tel me if this looks like Econoline spindles and drums?
  2. hoop98
    Joined: Jan 23, 2013
    Posts: 1,362

    from Texas

    The Falcon was 55" wheel flange to wheel flange.
  3. Ford Freak
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 826

    Ford Freak

    I put a Speedway kit in mine. 48" center of king pin to center of king pin was perfect .
  4. ^^^ thats what I bought for the 62 comet

  5. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 7,091

    from Oregon

    Econoline axles are 52" kingpin to kingpin. If you have one that's 49" I think it will be perfect myself. Some people run narrower, but they look weird when you get the front up and go narrower. I'm running a stock width Econoline axle in my '63 Falcon with 15x4.5" ET Classic spokes, and 185-15 tires. It's right at the edge of the wheelwell, and the sidewall of the tires actually hangs out past the fender. Probably should have cut the axle 2"-3" prior to putting it in.
    This was a mockup picture, with front fender just hanging there to judge the width then:
    Those don't look like Econoline backing plates to me. Bolt pattern on the wheel cylinders looks too narrow. Raised area on the backing plate looks different also.

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