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Old 04-12-2003, 05:44 PM
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I'm building a building a T-bucket, and need the front suspension, I have acess to a 47-52 front suspension, the straight axle, would that work, and also I have the front suspension off a model a or model t, dont know what year, would that work, I dont want anything chrome or fancy anything like that, something cheap, can anyone help me, I would appreciate it

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I could be wrong but I don't think the straight axle will work, you have to one of them drop axles (can't remember the name, or what they were out of) the front end would sit too high with a straight style axle. Somebody else will know about the model A suspension.


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The axle you have is probably one of the 40-48 style fronts, they are the ones to use, the A or T either don't have brakes or are set up for mechanical brakes, you can get any parts for the later axle to make it suitable for a bucket front axle, I have used many of them, Speedway in Nebraska has everything to convert them to modern brakes and suspension. Or you can use just the spindles and install a dropped beam or tube axle, your choice your style.
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You don't specify what axle you have but here goes...
You mention 47-52 which says to me you either a Chevy pickup axle 47-54 or Ford pickup axle from a 42-47, or a 48-52(?).
The Chevy axle of course has 6 bolt wheels and is not ideal for your little bucket.
The Ford pickup axle is usable but not with the original springs that come with it. The brakes, either the earlier(42-47) or the later(48-52?), are easily rebuilt and are just fine for a lightweight roadster. You can use quarter elliptic springs or add brackets to mount the spring behind the axle with radius rods.
Your early Ford axle of unknown origin may not be the way to go since you don't know what it is.
Also remember and axle is an axle and a front end or front suspension includes the axle, springs, tierods, spindles/brakes, etc.
LO-buck is OK but remember the Golden Rule:
To keep you and yours, and the rest of us, SAFE, your car need only steer and stop safely. Do not skimp on proper construction.
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The 47-52 straight axle is from a chevy, I also heard that a ford econoline spindles etc would work, I dont know what year that axle from that model a or model t is, but its been in my grandpa's barn for years, I was just hoping to get some use out of it, its a straight axle with leaf springs, does anybody know about that stuff, I would appreciate it, thanks for the replies
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I'll try to clue you in...
A Model T axle (totally useless for anything except conversation or a Model T) is dead straight, no smile, with open ends. The bottom of the axle extends out about 4 inches and has a threaded hole in it vertically. The top of the axle angles up, the straightens and has the kingpin hole inline with the lower threaded hole.
It kinda looks like a snake with an open jaw at both ends???
You mention the T/A axle is straight with leaf springs? ....this sounds like it has a leaf spring on each side near the kingpin/spindle boss.
If this is so it is not a Ford axle unless it happens to be from a 1942-up Pickup truck. All passenger car axles from 1909-1948 and pickup axles from 1909-1941 have one spring mounted above or in front of the axle parallel to the axle.
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