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Old 01-06-2008, 06:41 PM
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Dropping an I-beam axle

Hey i want to drop my 1948 ford f-1 and it has a 1937 internatinal I-beam axle in the front and i was wondering how to drop it are where i can get it dropped in canada

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Dropping an I-beam axle

I know of a couple of guys that drop Ford axles, but no one I know of drops a twin spring. You might look at doing things to your springs such as reversing the eyes or rearching them.

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How to,
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...066&&showall=1

Titus does them. He is in Minnesota. Might as well be Canada, it's just as cold.

One 48 Ford PU front axle that was done by Dave Mann.,





Dave Mann's website: (He's not in Canada though)
http://www.roadsters.com/axles/

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We also drop Chevy I-beam axles from cars and trucks. The maximum amount they can safely be dropped, three or four inches over stock, depends on their particular design. In addition, we have dropped Dodge truck and International truck axles, as well as Lincoln Zephyr axles.


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Dropping an I-beam axle

I don't believe Titus is doing twin springs. Looks like Dave is doing them though.

Hey Mikey.. It was a balmy 37 degrees here in Minnesnowta today. Gotta find my cutoffs for tomorrow!

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Youngster, you are right, Titus does not say he does those type axles.

The main reason I posted the link to Titus' thread on the HAMB was to show how an enterprising and industrious fellow like Derrick_500 could set up and do his own axle. (he did ask how),I did look at Titus' fixture pretty closely and can't see any reason why it couldn't be modified to do a 2 spring axle.

I am going to build one like it myself, I can scab it onto the rear end narrowing/straightening fixture I built.

You polar bears are something else, It drops down into the 40's here and I'm firing up the salamander.


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hey thanks for the info but i was also thinking of using mono leaf springs do you guys no if there anygood??
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If you do drop it yourself DO NOT COOL IT RAPIDLY,it will make it brittle,If it were me I would do it like I do when I weld cast iorn,burry it in sand or dry cement and let it cool, Im not sure if the zxles would need oil tempering afterwards or not.
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hey thanks still wondering about those mono springs
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hey thanks for the info but i was also thinking of using mono leaf springs do you guys no if there anygood??

I've used the Durant enterprises monosprings on the front of a couple of roadsters and not heard anything bad about them.

The guys who use them like the ride better than multiple leafs,, but I've heard that by polishing the spring leaves on a multiple leaf spring pack you can get the same smooth ride.

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hey thanks for the info Mikey they supposily lower your truck 3 inches as well is that true
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Derrick,Check with speedway motors http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/7365...-Chrysler.html
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hey thanks for the info Mikey they supposily lower your truck 3 inches as well is that true
"Supposily" is, if you get the 3" lower springs...YMMV.

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Shane, aren't those spring rates a little soft for the front of a F1?


I think those Speedway springs you posted are for the rear of a dirt track Camaro.

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hey thanks now just gotta measure the arch of the spring i have now and see how much difference there is thanks alot so what you guys have for projects
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I think this is what i'm gonna have to get http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/5839...f-Springs.html
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