1929 ford dropped suspension
I recently purchased a 1929 ford tudor. Its 80% complete at the moment, but an issue I have is the front suspension. I believe its a 2" tube drop, and I have 165/R60-15 front tires and they strike the fenders when I turn or hit a bump. It looks like the drop is too much and I need to place a 1-1/2 - 2" spacer between the cross member and the leaf spring center mounting. Does anyone make a spacer for this?
Do you have any photos, a 2" drop isn't much, I think it was darn near that much stock. That doesn't change your problem of course but maybe with a photo showing what you have a solution could be found. It could be as simple as changing the rims because they have too much offset.
If you like the ride and the wheel and tire combo but it is just too low, you can either install a spacer like you mentioned (I usually just make one out of .250 wall rectangular or square tubing and box the ends) or you can re-arch the spring. With the spacer, you will need to get new U-bolts made up. It might be cheaper to re-arch the spring.
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