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Old 11-02-2023, 09:21 AM   #21
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You may be right about the source and size of the spindles. It also has the larger sway bar kit installed front and rear. Corners well.

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I'm thinking of getting one of those sway bars myself as soon as I get the suspension dialed in
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Old 11-02-2023, 09:46 AM   #22
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I'm thinking of getting one of those sway bars myself as soon as I get the suspension dialed in

I had front & rear sway bars on my first '51 and it was amazing the difference, really flat cornering.


Both sway bars are out of stock at Shoebox Central, Chris told me they have improved versions in the making, possible year end availability.
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Old 11-02-2023, 09:55 AM   #23
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I had front & rear sway bars on my first '51 and it was amazing the difference, really flat cornering.


Both sway bars are out of stock at Shoebox Central, Chris told me they have improved versions in the making, possible year end availability.
I know they're camber correction kit is way better looking than the version I have. I think it went from 3/16 to quarter inch plate or something like that
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Old 11-02-2023, 10:45 PM   #24
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Flip the spindles there is info out there. I like the sway bar info.
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Old 11-02-2023, 10:51 PM   #25
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Lot of things to think about. old school was flipping and it worked.



https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...-issue.827102/


suppose i could find a hundred videos that say yes or no.


Fatman makes a great product. Just know if you have a 53 you will have to cut the bumper valiance to work. too much for me.
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Old 11-03-2023, 11:26 AM   #26
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Lot of things to think about. old school was flipping and it worked.



https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/...-issue.827102/


suppose i could find a hundred videos that say yes or no.


Fatman makes a great product. Just know if you have a 53 you will have to cut the bumper valiance to work. too much for me.
If I had a torch or any access to one it would be all taken care of. Apparently the Fatman steering arms will work with enough grinding. I bought them to work with my flipped uprights initially but they were so expensive I didn't wanna start grinding away just to find out they still wouldn't work. Now I'm on the hunt for another set of used ones
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Old 11-07-2023, 07:19 AM   #27
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Flip the spindles there is info out there. I like the sway bar info.
Gotta read that full post man haha
I've already flipped the uprights

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Old 11-07-2023, 10:02 AM   #28
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I finally received information from the previous owner of my '51 Victoria and they have indicated that my dropped spindles are most likely Fatman 2" drop.

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Old 11-07-2023, 12:37 PM   #29
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About front sway bars: '52/52 are larger diameter [5/8"] and 52/53 wagon bars are 3/4". The rubber mounts for the 3/4' are hard to find. I froze the 5/8' mounts and reamed them out to 3/4" -used soap to slide them on. Newc
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Old 02-26-2024, 05:28 AM   #30
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I finally received information from the previous owner of my '51 Victoria and they have indicated that my dropped spindles are most likely Fatman 2" drop.

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Hi Pat,

I also have a 51 Vicky and I am interested in your power steering setup. Wondering what components were used and how the pump is driven. Do you also have any brake upgrades?

Thanks in advance, Daubie3
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Old 02-26-2024, 07:14 AM   #31
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Took out my 1" spring pocket spacers. New Ford Aerostar springs. Camber correction. Cranked in 1 degree castor.
Aerostars "sagged" after a couple of years, about 1/4/1/2". Lowering blocks in rear to maintain level. Used to scoff at the idea of maintaining front to rear ride height ratio but believe me it does make a huge difference.
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Old 02-26-2024, 01:32 PM   #32
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Seen a Ford and a Merc, Both with lowering blocks in rear -Could NOT access the brake adjuster slots ?? Newc
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Old 02-26-2024, 08:38 PM   #33
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About two months ago on u tube there was a video showing how to flip front spindles on a 49 to 51 ford! Dave
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Old 02-27-2024, 09:05 AM   #34
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Hi Pat,

I also have a 51 Vicky and I am interested in your power steering setup. Wondering what components were used and how the pump is driven. Do you also have any brake upgrades?

Thanks in advance, Daubie3
My '51 has a GM box and pump. Not certain of the years. I am away from my car and will be until the middle of April. I do know that it is quite crowded up front with the car being lowered a good bit.

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