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Re: [oletrucks] Dropped front axle

To: "Bob Fischer" <bfischer@utm.net>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Dropped front axle
From: "Mark Self" <markself@discover.net>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2000 06:59:52 -0700
When I checked with Mor Drop a couple of years back, he offered a dropped
tie rod.  I think it was about $150.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Fischer" <bfischer@utm.net>
To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2000 9:57 AM
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Dropped front axle

> Hi Jon,
> Several months ago I was contemplating using a dropped axle in our 49
> I located Mor Drop in Oakland, via a search, and found their web page
> was nothing more than name and phone #. (I had it bookmarked, and just
> tried it, but it's no longer valid) I called and received the following
> 2" drop is $250, 3" - $275, and 4" - $300, plus a $500 core charge if your
> axle isn't useable.
> I went out and did a little measuring under the truck and it became
> apparent if I went with more than a  2"  drop the tie rod would interfere
> with the springs, thus you get into heating/bending steering arms, special
> arms, or dropped tie rods etc. I decided against it and have installed a
> IFS from a 77 GMC 1/2 ton.
> I have no personal experience with the MAS axle, other than being
> originally from the Twin Cities, where they're located, I recall their
> was used under 55 Chevys, Willys, Mustangs, etc to gain height for weight
> transfer at the drags. It did use the Chevy car spindles, which at the
> ( early 60's) were easily found in good condition. I don't remember ever
> seeing one under a street driven AD, which of course doesn't mean it
> been done many, many times. They still advertise in the mags, so you might
> give them a call.
> >I haven't been able to contact (or find) "Mor Drop" but "MAS" company
> >a dropped tube axle that comes with spring perches for the 3100. The only
> >drawback I can see is they require 49' thru 54' Chevy CAR spindles. If my
> >memory serves me correctly "Bell" makes I-beam axles for F*rds, they
> >make them for the 3100 if given enough interest. Patrick's has mono leaf
> >lowered springs.
> "Nothin lasts forever except old Fords and a natural stone" - Willie
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