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Old 12-25-2002, 09:23 AM
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Post 1950 F1 Brakes on new tube axle

Whats tha chance I could use from the spindles out on an after market tube axle? I'm buildin a bucket an have an ol F1 for some parts...Like ta use the steering set-up also...Any help, hints, tips, tricks....Greatly appreciated...Jeffro
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I'm not familiar with the dimensions of the F-1 spindles, but it is a 'maybe'. Here is what to check. If the kingpin diameter is the same as what the aftermarket axle was designed for that's a plus. If the kingpin diameter is greater than what the axle is designed for, that's OK because the kingpin hole in the axle can be machined to properly fit your F-1 kingpins. Next is the inner distance between the kingpin bosses on your F-1 spindles. They need to be spaced far enough apart to fit over the axle and still allow the spindle support bearing to fit. Measure the spindle boss on the F-1 axle and compare that measurement to the same area on the aftermarket axle. If they are the same, you're good to go. If the aftermarket is smaller, you will have to add a spacer (shim) to make up the difference. Next are the steering arms. They may need to be heated and bent to clear the axle, radius rods, etc.

I have done a similar swap years ago using 1956 Buick spindles and the complete '56 Buick front brakes mounted to a 1937 Ford tubular axle and it worked excellent. I have photos of that in the Photo Album on this site.
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I would check the king pin angle. I believe that pickup and aftermarket axles do not share the same king pin inclanation.
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[quote]Originally posted by Deuce Roadster:
<strong>I would check the king pin angle. I believe that pickup and aftermarket axles do not share the same king pin inclanation. </strong><hr></blockquote>

This may be so. The camber can be adjusted (by bending the axle ends) at a good front end alignment shop.
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Just a word of caution !

I would not bend a tube axle. They are not forgiving like a forged steel axle.


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