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Old 06-20-2011, 09:12 PM
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mounting a rear T or A 15 1/2" spring

I bought a 26 T roadster body from Old Dog Street Rods and have a 3" drop Super Bell axle up front and plan on mouting the 15 1/2" Speedway spring in the back using a stock model A rear crossmember with a quick change rear end.

Still havent decieded if I am going to use split wishbones or hairpins or the type of shocks.

My problem is trying to figure out the right height for the rear kickup and getting the spring mounted to the rear axle correctly. I dont have the rear axle together beacuse I am not sure on the width. I'm thinking 50" since I am using 16" rims and drums off of a mid 50's F100. I have read a couple of posts where guys have had a narrow axle and mounted the spring and didn't have a decent ride.

I am looking for suggestions and maybe some pics to.

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Heres a pic of my Model Acrossmember, Speedway leafspring, and a wisbone that I think is mid 40's.

Not really sure if this type of wishbone is going to work it is just what I have gotten from a friend.

Would it make a difference if the rearend housing is mounted directly under the crossmember or could I mount the spring so the brakets so they are on the pinion side of the axle and let the rear end hang out.

I have been all over the net and can't find any decent info. All the T bucket plans are for coil over suspensions.
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