1. moparsquid

    moparsquid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    im going old school look for my 64 330 I wanna go straight axel like the Landy car what axel do I use is it from the A100 or do I get one from a ford or speedway? thanks and any pics of cars in progress will help me also
     
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      I would recommend a new axle.
      Mike
       
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      Can make just about anything work. Width and steering set-up makes things a lot easier if they match your project. Some not so good quick pics. First one a '69 Dodge van axle narrowed to fit a-body (done 30+ years ago). Second is a mail truck axle, I believe) on a '55 Chevy ( done 50+ years ago). Last is a '46 Chevy that my neighbor has, that I may help him put in a '55. I, personally, do not like tube axles for retro Gassers. Not to mention disc brakes !!! Might as well put air bags and lane departure warnings on them. IMG_20201109_140020990.jpg IMG_20201109_140140494.jpg IMG_20201109_140232990_HDR.jpg
       
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        looks good funny thing is I was going to do a 53 sedan delivery and had a whillys axel and I sold both
         
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        I agree. Tube axles are weaker than an "I" beam and tend to twist during heavy braking and anytime it is subject to major movement. They're great for a light weight street rod but not for something heavy that's driven on the street. Just my opinion though... I'm sure some will disagree.
         
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        • moparsquid

          moparsquid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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          What springs do you use for the front are they shorter like A body or truck 4x4 front springs
           
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          You might want to check out some of the builds done by members of the South East Gasser association. These guys build them in a traditional style , the right way, not the modern interruption of a 60's gasser. May be a good place to get some ideas, good luck with the build, post pictures when you start!
           
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            I follow SEG on YouTube it's great racing I first saw gasser,s when I was a kid at san Fernando raceway in the mid 60,s
             
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              I think if i were doing it, i would get the most complete kit available. That kinda sounds like Speedway's kit, i guess.
              Ive got a solid front axle car (three, if you count 33 imperials, lol ), NOT a straight front axle. Mine has a dropped front axle, hairpins, and coilovers. Not exactly traditional gasser. To me, traditional gasser has parallel leafs, though there are certainly others. I think the parallel leafs are easiest.
               
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              I was looking at their kits looks pretty complete and low priced
               
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