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Old 03-10-2015, 07:19 AM   #41
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I would like to know

1: can you use model a perch pins in a 32-36 front axle

2: can use use model a spindles and king pins in a 32-36 front axle?

3:how can you lower a model a rear spring at home besides removing leafs??

4: what year model t rear springs are you guys using? And what years fit
On a model a rear end?

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Old 03-10-2015, 07:56 AM   #42
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Wow! It really looks nice. I like the wheels.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:24 PM   #43
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Thought I was on the HAMB here...whoops !
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:24 PM   #44
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I think it looks great!

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Old 03-29-2015, 09:04 AM   #45
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Hi,
I want to try this. Can you estimate your cost to do this.
Thanks Craig
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:52 PM   #46
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I hate to say it, but I am a little confused (temporary brain fade I hope) about what king pins to use, the 31 or the 32. I have a complete stock 32 front end that I have taken apart, cleaned, painted and put it back together and am going to put it under my 31 RPU with a Posies reversed eye front spring and keeping the stock mechanical brakes. Again, I have read where some say use the 31 kingpins and some say use the 32. Which do I need? If it is the 31, could explain to an old man what the difference is.

Forgot to add that I am using 31 backing plates and drums, not the 32 backing plates or drums

Thanks for your time

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Old 09-22-2016, 09:30 AM   #47
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I would like to know

2: can use use model a spindles and king pins in a 32-36 front axle?

Thank you
Anyone who can give an answer on that?

I'd like to use a 33-36 axle with 32 spring perches and 31 brakes&spindles.
Is there an urgent need for 32 spindles?

Greetings
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Old 09-22-2016, 10:44 AM   #48
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Why did you want to lower it ? Were you not satisfied with an original looking Model A ? Wayne
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:57 AM   #49
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The steering arms mount to the top of the Model A spindles and are on
the bottom of the 32 spindles so you need to check for tie rod interference
with the wishbone and frame and see what works best for you.

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Old 09-22-2016, 04:42 PM   #50
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looks good leroy. i posted this picture on the hamb i think but here it is again. its all the parts that we discussed and it turned out great, just like yours. Now did you hook up your shocks yet? i have mine sitting on the shelf and didnt know if the dog bones were going to work(end links or what have you)also i put a t spring with one leaf removed on the back of my car and it dropped about 2.5-3 inchestk
Hey guys, I'm trying to find more info on the split steering arms. I have a drop axle in my rpu and the stock steering arm is hitting on the perch. I either need to heat and bend it or find a split set "pictured above". Any info would be helpful.

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You can use the A spindles by cutting the balls off and welding in new ones from the other side.Or drill and tapered ream. Weld in and bolt in balls are available from most suppliers.

The tapered bolt in ones are 32 so the Model A parts guys mightn't have them. You can get them from Mac's.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:49 AM   #52
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32-34 axle, 32-34 spindles, Model A King Pins, 32-34 spring perches, Model A brake actuators, 32-34 Brakes. Works great.
I don't know what to use if you use Model A brakes.
The 32-34 King pins are at the wrong angle as are the actuators.
I just did this swap and getting ready to do another one.
You also need to make up a 5/8 spacer to put under the leaf spring if you run a reverse
eye front spring with less leaves, I used the one from Speedway.
And yes you can use the Model A spring perches if you use hydraulic brakes.
Mechanicals need the 32-34
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:08 AM   #53
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You can use the A spindles by cutting the balls off and welding in new ones from the other side.Or drill and tapered ream. Weld in and bolt in balls are available from most suppliers.

The tapered bolt in ones are 32 so the Model A parts guys mightn't have them. You can get them from Mac's.

Thanks for the info!
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Old 09-23-2016, 11:12 AM   #54
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Thanks for the info, I have an extra steering arm i might attempt to heat and bend. Possibly shorten it if needed to keep the original drag link length for lock to lock steering. If I find a way that works I will post picks. I'm running a 2 1/4" drop A axle, modified A perches, A kingpins, A spindles, original front A spring and A mechanical brakes and modern tube shocks.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:22 PM   #55
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Just to confuse a little more. Here is my "A" dropped axle with stock spindles and mech. brakes and stock spring perches. I had to flip the balls so to speak to clear steering rod between wheels.
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:29 PM   #56
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Just to confuse a little more. Here is my "A" dropped axle with stock spindles and mech. brakes and stock spring perches. I had to flip the balls so to speak to clear steering rod between wheels.
Thanks for the info and pics zzlegend. That is exactly what I was thinking I would have to do. It helps to see what needs to happen. Also, did you use a shortened tie rod as your drag link to get the correct angles from the pitman arm?
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Old 09-23-2016, 12:42 PM   #57
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Thanks for the info and pics zzlegend. That is exactly what I was thinking I would have to do. It helps to see what needs to happen. Also, did you use a shortened tie rod as your drag link to get the correct angles from the pitman arm?
Yes. Made an adjustable one and also installed a new short pitmen arm from Bert's model a. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:36 PM   #58
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My '29 cabriolet has the original front axle dropped 2-1/2", a reversed eye front spring, and revered eye rear spring. ...a few other changes, but still running a touring built Model A motor.



Purchased new in November 1929 by my father. Original color was Andalusite Blue, now with a little of the black pigment pulled out of the old PPG formula.

I have not previously posted a full shot of the car, but since others have posted pics of their modified, lowered A's and this is not a street rod, I guess it is OK in this instance.
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Old 09-27-2016, 11:55 AM   #59
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Great looking Cab! It's more than Okay!

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ZZlegend What shocks are those?
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