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Technical Who dropped your '32 Heavy Axle?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by The37Kid, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,958


    Just wondering who you used to have an original '32 heavy front axle dropped and aligned? I really like the ones with a consistent drop section profile. Photos are always great to see. Bob
  2. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,526


    Okie Joe. Drop was perfect he checked and repaired the king pin holes and the perch holes.
    Looked like new when returned.
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  3. flatjack
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 924


    Titus did mine. A-1.
  4. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 7,210

    Alliance Vendor
    from Nebraska

    I've used Anson Axles for dropping several deuce big beams, very consistent 2.5 inch drops. I know several on here have had problems getting a hold of him but I talked to him at the swap meet at the LARS at his swap spot which was full of axles to be dropped and dropped axles and he said he was busier than ever. Gave me his business card for future reference.

  5. deucendude
    Joined: Oct 31, 2008
    Posts: 595

    from norcal

    Okie Joe did mine. I just need to get a car for it!
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  6. I have no idea who dropped mine. Bought it this way.

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  7. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,958


    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ That looks perfect! Good luck with the Coupe rebuild. Bob
  8. I'd check out Sid's Dropped Axles, I found him good to deal with.

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  9. seabeecmc
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,036


    Fuller's Frame & Axle Hampton VA. Ron axlej.jpg
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  10. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,740


    Andy Kohler did one for me this summer, and it looks great. He's in your end of the country so it should be cheaper to get it to him. I'm in the middle of the US, and it cost me $50 to ship it out to him, but he delivered it for free on his way thru to Bonneville.
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  11. x2. Jack lowered a 33-36 axle for me, then bent my '40 spindles to match.

    front P&J parts.jpg frontend 05.jpg
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  12. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,958


    Like the spindle arm bend Gary, are you a carpenter by trade?:rolleyes: Bob
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  13. image.jpg image.jpg Okie joe did mine. 4" drop
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  14. I had Andy Kohler do these. I had a hard time getting ahold of Anson even though he's allot closer to me.
    Kohler K.JPG
  15. IronFord
    Joined: Jul 13, 2007
    Posts: 341

    from NoDak


    Mine was dropped by Anson and I'm very happy with it.
  16. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,574


    Sid's dropped mine.
  17. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,535

    Atwater Mike

    Anson and Sid. (I think Okie Joe works with Sid; am I right?) Never a flaw, these guys have the 'touch'. (torch??)
    That too.
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  18. Mark T
    Joined: Feb 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,886

    Mark T

    Andy Kohler dropped my '33 axle, its very similar to the one in post #14

    His shop is in Williamsport PA.

    Phone #570-494-7362
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  19. Slick Willy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2008
    Posts: 3,012

    Slick Willy

    I dropped mine right on my fuckin I sent it to @thunderbirdesq for some of the nifftiest, craftiest, bitchinest, axle dropping around! -boom
  20. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,951


    Thx for the support fellas! I sure have been dropping alot of 32 axles lately, here's a few recents. If anyone is interested in having an axle dropped, my turnaround time is two weeks and my drops include any straightening or minor alignment correction that may be needed. If you want to save on shipping at least one way I will be at Hershey. Thanks!
    IMG_0126.JPG IMG_1818.JPG IMG_1820.JPG IMG_3006.JPG IMG_3339.JPG IMG_3389.JPG IMG_3392.JPG
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017
  21. Mo rust
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
    Posts: 535

    Mo rust

    Okie Joe did mine. Liked it well enough that I had him do another for a future build.
  22. It was mentioned to me by a fellow hamber that mine may be an original Mor-Drop done by John Moore prior to his passing perhaps in the 70's. Identified by a tighter radius starting near the perch and a larger radius near the king pin. This allowing the steering arm to clear without such a tight bend. The difference in the radius is certainly noticeable.
    If anyone has one of his originals I'd love to see a picture for comparison.

    DSCN2300.JPG DSCN2303.JPG
  23. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,951


    That looks like it could be a mor drop, I had one few years back that I purchased from the original owner who bought it directly from mor drop in the late 50s or early 60s. It looked similar . I think it would be really difficult to say exactly who did it without some sort of direct confirmation from whoever bought it from the dropper. Lots of guys dropping lots of axles in that style over the last 70 years or so. Also, no two drops are EXACTLY alike, even when using a form of some sort there are always subtle variations in form and shape. If you look at my drops I try to leave a little room between where the kingpin boss is and where the drop starts for the same reason, less trauma when dropping the steering arms. I also stamp and serialize my axles so folks know where they came from.
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  24. 42merc
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 755


    P1020415.JPG This is a Mor-Drop circa '89 or '90.
    This '32 & two '33 I had M.D. do. The '33s were an extra deep drop, really stretched.
    The '33s are gone, still have the '32. Always saving it "for the next one"
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2017
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  25. Andy
    Joined: Nov 17, 2002
    Posts: 4,719


    I made mine from an axle I had bought that someone cut the ends off of. The axle was ruined so had nothing to loose. I made a jig and welded it up. The gooseneck is solid 1 1/2" plate. It looks like a filled axle but it is solid steel.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2017
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  26. Jesse Coots at Old Soul Hotrod Shop in LeRoy NY did my '41. Did a really nice job. I'll probably be bringing him my Model A axle soon.

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