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The rear that is currently in my 1941 looks to be some piece on engineering. If there is anyone familiar with this rear or similar rear, my question is this: The stabilizer bars that are mounted to the frame and connected to the axle half way between the pumpkin and the wheel, are they welded on? Even better, if I wanted to remove that axle and put a more up to date one in its place what would be the best route? Money is a concern, even though I would love to have a 4 link system that may not be a viable choice on my salary. Any thought or input would be great. Thanks

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been a lot of years, but i seem to remember the axel stud machined in a mechined hole in the axel tube, seems like a 4 link wouldnt be so hard to instal just weild in a bar for upper arms and bracket for the lower arms. GOOD LUCK. JF
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Just checked my book and it says the rear radius rod unbolts from the frame, doesn't say about the housing. I would pull the rear, take measurements, and hit the local boneyard. You may get lucky and find a rear that will bolt back in its place. You can always change the spring pad location. Advertise the complete drivetrain, with a good running engine you may be surprised what it will bring. One other thing, the book also says that the retaining screw at the end of each spring has a LEFT-HAND thread.
Hope this helps, Jack
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