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36 ford front axle

I have two front axles. One measures 36" from spring perch bolt to spring perch bolt. The other one measures 41" from spring perch to spring perch. I guess the larger one is best for my 36 pickup

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Either will work. With the correct spring and split bones. The 41" is from 41-41 models.
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Thanks Bob, I have the spring that came with it. it is definetely a better setup. The spring has more leafs and looks more stout. I think the other one is a model A axle
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I have a new question. The axle has no king pins or spindles. I would like to put disc brakes and use chevy spindles and rims on it. Do I put ford king pins with chevy spindles? or will that work?
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The King Pin Angles are different between ford and chevy And I am pretty sure the King pin sizes and length are different. You can buy the kit from Speedway and other suppliers to use Ford king pins and spindles and use the Disc brake kit that will have the chevy wheel bolt pattern. Years ago I wanted to match up wheel bolt patterns front and rear on my roadster. I was running a 4.56 Oldsmobile rear so I used early 50's Olds spindles. I pressed in new bronze bushings then had the Engine machine shop resize the bores on his piston pin fitting equipment to match the Ford King pins. I then had to have the Axle bent to get the Right Camber. A lot of work when you can now use the speedway kits to get better brakes and match wheel patterns
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36 ford axle

Thank you timothale. The other axle that I have is a chromed dropped axle with what I was told are chevy spindles. I would rather use the later model axle because it is more stout.
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Does the Speedway kit come with spindles? or do I have to get them seperate?
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go to the speedway site and order a printed catalog or check them out on line. they sell individual pieces and sometimes have complete assemblies.
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