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HD front axle and suspension question
« on: June 19, 2016, 08:38:10 AM »
anyone know where i can go to find a 3000 to 3500 lbs front 4 to 6 inch drop axle with a spring over or behind set up and spindles to match.  needs to carry a 4bt cummins. or does this even exist?
already have a 1 ton ifs coil at my finger tips out behind shop to use but the solid axle shoved forward far as i dare is more the look im after.
so if i can figure this out great if not i'm probably going to fit the 1 ton front i have laying around, be a better ride anyways, just not the look im after is all.
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Re: HD front axle and suspension question
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 08:20:23 AM »
For that kind of weight, I would look at a mustang ii suspension, but you can check with http://www.chassisengineeringinc.com/fk-3540-forged-i-beam-axle-front-end-kit-for-1935-1940-ford/ who builds heavy duty suspensions.
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Re: HD front axle and suspension question
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 02:56:39 PM »
Could go with a truck or motorhome front axle, and fabricate the spring perches.
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Re: HD front axle and suspension question
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 10:44:16 PM »
Could go with a truck or motorhome front axle, and fabricate the spring perches.

That was my thought too!!  All of the hardware is available to do the transverse spring on or behind the axle, or you could look around and get a few ideas and fabricate it yourself!!
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Re: HD front axle and suspension question
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2016, 08:21:46 AM »
thanks much fellas. looking like i'm going to go with coils at this time. have some time left to research will keep looking. west branch said he just doesn't have anything heavy enough to accomplish what i'm looking to do. appreciate all the input thanks!!

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Re: HD front axle and suspension question
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2016, 08:40:41 AM »
Front axle out of a U-Haul truck orta' be just the ticket.

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