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« on: October 28, 2018, 11:17:04 AM »
for some reason I have started to build a 1933 / 34 roadster .I just picked up the front axle . the question is is it a car or truck axle and how do I tell . I no it is a chevy

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Re: new build
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2018, 07:56:16 AM »
I was told this was a chevy axle now I don't no it may be a 1956 ford truck axle can any one tell me

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Re: new build
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 08:10:37 AM »
another pic of axle

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Re: new build
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2018, 08:26:37 AM »
I have a '56 Ford in the shop right now.  I haven't been under it, but with the exception of a badly engineered power steering application, it is original.  If nobody else jumps in with an answer, I will let you know as soon as I can get it on the lift and look at it.
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Re: new build
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2018, 09:04:01 AM »
that would be great , I found one on the web that looked like that . I was told it was a chevy but I don't believe that is the case . could you let me no if the steering rod is in the front or the rear

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Re: new build
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2018, 09:44:00 PM »
The tie rod is behind the axle.  This is the link that connects the two spindles .
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Re: new build
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2018, 09:01:58 AM »
that is what I thought that would mean a cross steer on it . speedway has the disc brake set up for it if infact it is a 56 front end

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Re: new build
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2018, 10:50:48 AM »
'56 Ford is a drag link set up.  The steering box is mounted some distance behind the axle and a link runs from the pitman arm on the box forward to the left spindle.  A cross steer, like an old '48 Ford car, has the box located over the axle and the steering link runs from the pitman arm across the chassis to a second attaching point on the right spindle.

Lockjaw uses a converted '48 Ford front end that I adapted to a trailing drag link with an adapter arm from Speedway.

I'm taking the day off today. I've worked all day, every day, for the last week and a half and I really need to take a break!  I have Lockjaw and the '56 pickup out in the shop. I'll try to take pics of both of them sometime tomorrow and post them here.
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Re: new build
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2018, 03:03:10 PM »
that would be great thank you. I would like to mount the box to the frame and run a rod up to the left front rather than under and back

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Re: new build
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2018, 08:48:48 AM »
started this around the first of Ogetting a little bit more done , cut the flat panels I need now the fun part

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Re: new build
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2018, 03:30:27 PM »
Got some things done starting to look like something now

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Re: new build
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2018, 10:30:23 PM »
Are you going with a suicide front end?

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