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Old 10-22-2018, 12:22 PM
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Default Identifying axle

Im trying to identify this axle. I believe it is an old chevy but could be way off. It is a parallel leaf axle. Any help wpuld be great.

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Can we see the whole axle?

I think it's Dodge. Look here and compare...

https://www.droppedaxles.com/dodge-dropped-axles-0

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Old 11-07-2018, 11:16 PM
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Can we see the whole axle?

I think it's Dodge. Look here and compare...

https://www.droppedaxles.com/dodge-dropped-axles-0

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Thanks for this! I ended up actually sending in pictures to that site and they were able to identify my axle as a 48-52 ford axle. now to determine what to do!
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:46 AM
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That's the same axle I used in my Graham build. If you sift through the thread you can get an idea of how I did it, and if you have any questions I'd be glad to try and answer.
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:45 AM
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Thanks for this! I ended up actually sending in pictures to that site and they were able to identify my axle as a 48-52 ford axle. now to determine what to do!


I guess you already know it is from a pickup, not a passenger car, right ? Nothing wrong with that, they are just different in the way the spring(s) mount.
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Old 11-19-2018, 12:22 AM
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That's the same axle I used in my Graham build. If you sift through the thread you can get an idea of how I did it, and if you have any questions I'd be glad to try and answer.
Thank you for the response! I really like the brackets you made! much nicer design than the ones I had drawn up! what spring length did you use and what spring rate? I think I have abandoned the idea of air ride and am not sure what weight spring I should go with.

Thanks again for your time! Love your build!
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Old 11-22-2018, 03:42 PM
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Thanks Newport, and my apologies for not responding sooner. I guess I missed your question!

Anyway, I just used a Speedway T bucket spring, mono leaf. Right not it's 27" eye to eye, but that's with the weight of the car on it.

I think this is the one I used;

Forged Mono-Leaf T-Bucket Front Spring
Speedway Motors Logo Part # 91033034
Forged Mono-Leaf T-Bucket Front Spring
$97.99
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Universal Fit, Front Position, 26" Length Eye to Eye
Position: Front
Leaf Spring Eye Type: Reverse Eye
Length Eye to Eye: 26"
Leaf Spring Width: 1-3/4 Inch
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:15 PM
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Thanks Newport, and my apologies for not responding sooner. I guess I missed your question!

Anyway, I just used a Speedway T bucket spring, mono leaf. Right not it's 27" eye to eye, but that's with the weight of the car on it.

I think this is the one I used;

Forged Mono-Leaf T-Bucket Front Spring
Speedway Motors Logo Part # 91033034
Forged Mono-Leaf T-Bucket Front Spring
$97.99
(1)
Universal Fit, Front Position, 26" Length Eye to Eye
Position: Front
Leaf Spring Eye Type: Reverse Eye
Length Eye to Eye: 26"
Leaf Spring Width: 1-3/4 Inch
No worries I get how busy life is!

I am 100% copying you! ordered that same spring and a bunch of other little parts up this weekend. Do you have any other pics of your steering setup by any chance? also what disk brake kit did you go with or did you make that ?
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Old 12-09-2018, 07:08 AM
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Hey Newport, me again and late as usual.
I just ended up using the conversion kit from Speedway, I thought it was reasonable price and it included all the parts required - for example, something like this - just double check that you order the right kit for your year of axle, and what bolt pattern you want to end up with on your rotors.

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Disc-...-4In,2006.html
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