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Old 01-13-2008, 06:36 PM
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What length straight axle for a '33 Ford?

I am buying my front suspension for my '33 Ford coupe. Does a '33 normally run a 46" king pin center to center axle?
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Old 01-13-2008, 09:31 PM
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It depends ... I like to run a 48 inch axle. I have a 48 inch axle under both of my 32's and as you can see ... the tires/rims are tucked up under the fenders nicely.

I believe a 48 inch axle rides a little better because it uses a 2 inch wider front spring. It is commonly accepted that the longer the spring the better the ride. A 46 inch axle can give you more leeway in your tire/rim selection, and would be a safer decision if you have not yet decided on the rims and offsets. The lower your car sits ... the more narrow the axle needs to be. Both my 3W and the Roadster sits pretty low ...
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:07 AM
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Thanks Deuce.

You'll probably get more questions from me along the way. I've been buying parts like crazy which is super fun. Hopefully, I'll have my car sometime in March.
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Old 01-15-2008, 07:34 AM
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Magnum Axle Co. makes a axle for your car...it is 46 inches from king pin center to king pin center. The are $200 bucks at Speedway. www.speedwaymotors. com Catalog item number 702-2802
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I gotta agree with highrise, it's all a matter of opinion, but I like the wheels tucked in on the skinny-fender fords, plus, it leaves you more leeway in your choice of wheel/tire combo.
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