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Old 11-18-2009, 06:33 PM
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32 ford frame setup

I am setting up a 32 ford frame. I want to use a dropped front crossmember, a 4" dropped beam axle and a reverse eye spring. I think this will drop the front 6". I want to use a 40 rear axle with a model A rear spring. What do I need to do to the frame in the rear for it to sit right? I have a model A rear crossmember. I want it to be lowered the same amount front and rear . I will use larger tires in the back to give it a rake. I need to know if I will have to kick up the frame in the rear. Thank you

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I am by far not an expert as I am just starting my first model A, but "sit right" would be a personal preferrance I would think. So we would need more detail about what type of stance you want. Do you want any rake to the front or are you wanting to keep the frame level from front to back? What tire size are you planning on running in front and rear?

Those are all things to think about when determining stance and that info would be needed for anyone to try to help you with ideas for frame mods.
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I want to use a 40 rear axle with a model A rear spring. What do I need to do to the frame in the rear for it to sit right?
Install a Model A rear crossmember.

Bob
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I am setting up a 32 ford frame. I want to use a dropped front crossmember, a 4" dropped beam axle and a reverse eye spring.
If you mean sit like this ...





That is the combination I always use ...



No help on the rear ... I always fabricate a coil spring set up with triangulated 4 bars.

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chassis set up

metaldave, did you ever get a direct answer on your question? I have been asking the exact same question and everyone seems to not understand. I know you want the frame and suspension to bothe be level with the tire diameter being the only thing that creates a rake. You want to know if to achieve this, there will be any rear modification to the frame needed. Correct? Please let me know if you get a direct answer and I will let you know as well, Thanks
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