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Old 10-23-2007, 01:21 PM
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Sorry this is so generic - I didn't have a lot of time to put in it.

It would be a solid straight axle, not twin-beam independent. I would love to have independent but my plans are much to narrow for that; and the camber curve would be crazy - just as you mentioned. I owned some Ford twin I beam trucks before, and am aware of that style. For how I plan to use this project, I don't think it would be worth the extra engineering hassle to do that, even if the geometry was decent.

I just did a simple tube shape for the axle in the model, because of the time issue; but I am really thinking more along the lines of a fabricated axle. I was thinking about making it look like an I-beam with the vertical piece cut from 1/2-inch plate and the top and bottom horizontal pieces cut from 1/4-inch - all welded together. If the budget allows, I can have the 1/2-inch piece cut on a water jet with lightening holes...

Hope this helps make the idea a little clearer.

Last edited by toddshotrods; 10-23-2007 at 01:27 PM. Reason: wrong pic & typos
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