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Old February 23rd, 2012, 04:48 PM   #26
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Default Re: ford style beam front end

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The fire bug failed due to a bad BAD CAST axle. I came from the street rod community and tube / drop axles have been the norm for 70 years with very few problems. Just in the last 15 year or so the Mustang 2 front and ya the 4 bar has come around, but go to a NSRA or Goodguys show most 30s cars still have the drop axle with hairpins/radius rods. Mine is a tube axle with forged ends
My point abought the 4 link is that a bug has no weight in the front and would benifit from less bind in a 4 link set up.
My car has split bones from a 37' but it has a 600+ lb motor sitting on it. If I bought a new beam it would be a tube axle. I would not put a new cast axle on anything. Like I said the old axles are forged not cast. 70 years ago rodders were droping stock beams. I have sean bent cast axles and they are probably tough. This is just my opinion from what I've read.
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Old February 4th, 2017, 05:24 AM   #27
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Default Re: ford style beam front end

Sandman hasn't logged on in almost five years.......anyone happen to have the PDFs he was referring to?

Been researching places like speedway and Pete & Jakes, searching the Internet for starting dimensions.

I bought another guys project and he was piecing together an I beam front end.

A post on here mentioned a sticky about speedway setups but my dumbass can't even find ANY sticks. Must I be paid member?

I'd be grateful for direction towards resources.

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Old February 4th, 2017, 11:25 AM   #28
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Default Re: ford style beam front end

I vaguely remember a sticky, but it is gone now.

Basically, I beams look cooler.
Beam extenders ride better, take less work and cost less money.
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