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Old 07-01-2016, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default ID help with spring perches

Hi all,
I have a pair of spring perches I can't ID. Came with a box of parts, mixed model A stuff with later flathead stuff.

Here's what I can tell, spring over setup so it's till '34 but it's for the thicker axles, 2 1/4" not the 2" as I have a set of '32 hot rod perches.

So, deduction says Model A, Maybe AA but they don't have the bosses for the mechanical brake parts.

Also these have a killer 7 degree angle to then for increased caster and easier steering action at low speeds and easy wheel return and stability.

So..........what do you think and if you have some pics let me know.

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Old 07-01-2016, 07:50 PM   #2
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I think those are 1940, there is a sway bar that attaches to that eyelet. Bob
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Old 07-01-2016, 08:40 PM   #3
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Bob,
The other one has 41 cast into it.

No, the problem with the 1940 theory is that ford went to spring in front in 1935 and used that till 1948 when they went to independent.

Last year for spring on top of the axle was 1934. I just sold a pair of 1940 ones and the had the single eyelet for the sway bar and were the same length.

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Old 07-01-2016, 10:53 PM   #4
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I'll start by saying it cannot be used as a spring over axle perch to provide more caster, the short length will not leave any shackle clearance. What I think you have is for sway bar and shock link hook up. What looks like the shackle hole actually mounts parallel to the axle and the small eye probably has a tapered hole for the shock link and that hole goes to the rear. The angle shown on the first picture tells me it is for the passenger side of the vehicle and the bushed hole would be horizontal because the holes in the axle are on an angle. Sorry, but I do not know the particular vehicle it fits, but could that perch be from a late '40 Ford? The early '40's had a different perch bolt with two eyes, one for the shock and the lower one for the sway bar. Late production '40 Fords only had one tapered eye.
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