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Old 08-12-2015, 09:21 PM   #1
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16" tires, how do you lower the rear end of an 29 A?
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:26 PM   #2
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Take out a couple of spring leafs. See how much it drops.

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Old 08-12-2015, 09:28 PM   #3
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Get a 7 leaf roadster spring with reverse eyes, from "A Springs" in PA.
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Old 08-12-2015, 09:36 PM   #4
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T Model spring
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:03 AM   #5
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Get a pipe bender. Leave the shortest leaf, it is tapered for the crossmember, and the 5 longest ones. rearch with the pipe bender. That is 3", I will give it anothe 1" one day when I can be bothered pulling it out again.
Last picture is with a 4" drop front axle as well.
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:38 AM   #6
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8 Leaf Model T Spring. If you have a lightweight car like a roadster you will be fine (unless you carry people in the rumble seat). If you have a heavier car like a sedan you'll need something to keep it from bottoming out (tube shocks, etc).
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:38 PM   #7
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You could try the stupid way and use a BIG effing torch!
And NO I didn't do this.

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Model T spring back and 4 inch dropped front, mech brakes and all stock running gear, 40 ford wheels. Someday 35 wire wheels.
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Model T spring back and 4 inch dropped front, mech brakes and all stock running gear, 40 ford wheels. Someday 35 wire wheels.
That Tudor looks great!
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I used a reversed eye "A" spring with leaves out . front & rear .
now I use coil overs in the rear . all tires are in the fenders .....
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:39 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I will try some of them.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:54 PM   #12
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16" tires, how do you lower the rear end of an 29 A?
Like this

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Old 08-16-2015, 10:29 PM   #13
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16" tires, how do you lower the rear end of an 29 A?
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:22 PM   #14
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Stock Model T rear spring? Remove any leafs? Reform? Any weight added? I really like the way it came out. Thanks. Howard
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Old 08-18-2015, 09:25 PM   #15
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Insomniacshotrod...above question is for you. Thanks. Howard
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Old 08-19-2015, 09:17 AM   #16
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How did you create enough clearance for your tie rod?

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Old 08-19-2015, 09:29 AM   #17
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That black Tudor looks killer...!
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:47 AM   #18
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How did you create enough clearance for your tie rod?
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You have to cut your balls off, all 3, taper drill the steering arms for "B" balls and install the from the bottom. If you want to run mechanical brakes, build a stand-up to keep the actuating arm perpendicular to the backing plate. You will also have to connect your drag link from the inside, but that will be obvious. I can't remember exactly, but you may have to heat up your arms and bend them accordingly.

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You have to cut your balls off,

OUCH, i only have two!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry could not help it Lol.....

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Old 08-19-2015, 04:34 PM   #20
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Insomniacshotrod...above question is for you. Thanks. Howard
He will probably be back to answer but I think you leave the T spring stock and put the top leaf off the model a spring on as the T spring is narrower and will be loose in the crossmember and use some thick washers to space the shackles. The T spring has a diferent shape which is what I copied when I bent the A spring. If you decide to try a reverse eye spring just remember when reinstall time comes you can't use a spreader so you have to put the main leaf on the rear end first and then assemble the spring.

Cooter for front tie rod clearance you can also use 32-24 stubs .
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