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When was the first dropped axle?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by stevzrodz, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. stevzrodz
    Joined: Jun 9, 2007
    Posts: 29


    I'm gathering parts for a late thirtys, early '40's, immediate pre war, '28 Model A roadster, '32 rails, flathead, quickchange etc. I kinda like 16" wires, but would like to run a dropped axle. I've searched the books, and have seen a couple with this combo, but they were late '40's, so probably had the axle dropped later and hadnt managed to "borrow" some '40 solid wheels yet. So when did the first dropped axle appear?
  2. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,079


    T axles were dropped in the early 30's, or possibly late 20's....

    You can get the car fairly low on the 32 frame without a dropped axle though, reversed and flattened front spring... for it to actually look "pre-war" I would think a normal 32 axle would be more suited...

    Not saying it wasn't done, but its not widely accepted, so to most people the dropped axle will make your car look "post war"

    The quickchange really sets it later though then the axle would...

    Solid 40 type wheels were used pretty much as soon as they came out...

    good luck
  3. Would an A have been put on a Deuce frame in the "pre-war" era?
  4. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,079


    yes, around '37 or '38

  5. 4dFord/SC
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 837


    Gaius Iohannes Milnerius's yellow 5W chariot, ca. 42 A.D.

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