Can the Ford twin I-beam front axels, if used on a street rod, be heated and dropped in the same way that the early Ford straight axels are dropped to lower ride heigths on Street Rods?
11-21-2012 11:54 AM
Yes they can - but I strongly suggest that you do a site search. There are several folks that have tried these but with little lasting success. There are 3-4 threads you can look at for information -
11-21-2012 01:25 PM
truck I beams
Cboy used a Ford pickup as his donor in his eBook, it was a lot of work. click on the eBook at the top of the page, also check out his other build posts.. lots of information.
11-21-2012 02:30 PM
The pre '81 beams can be heated and bent. After '81, beams were cast and not forged and cannot be bent. I used the entire front frame from a 1994 Ford Ranger ( Twin I beam ) on my scratch built, rather than fabricate my own frame. It would have been tough to figure out the angles.