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Old 05-12-2004, 07:14 PM
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'39 Ford rear parallel leafs

Is there a less expensive way to hang my 9" rear on my stock '39 Ford Tudor frame? I look around for kits and the cheapest I can find is $400. Is there a make/model of vehicle in the junkyard I can rob the leaf springs off of, and make hangers to adapt to my axle and frame? The rear is out of a '58 Ford, so I think the perches are near the correct location. I just need to fab leaf spring mounts and shock mounts, but I don't know what to get the leaf springs off of?


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Pat in Nebraska.

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Old 05-13-2004, 03:26 AM
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You might look into early 70's dodge ramcharger front springs. They have the reverse eye like some of the aftermarket kits. I tried this on a project one time,then ended up trading it never did know how it came out for ride. There are different springs ratings I found seems like I used the 4 leaf ones I can't remember.
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The 74-78 Mustang II, 74-80 Pinto and Bob Cat rear springs are good for your vehicle. The Pinto/Bob Cat wagons have a little more beef and there are some variations of the shakles and eyes. Look around at the different ones and go from there. Most peole only take the front ends of this family of vehicles, so you should be able to find the rear suspension easily. Late 70s and early 80s Dodge Rams are also noted to be very adaptable for the 35-40 Ford Family.

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