guys, how safe are the "suicide" front axle set ups ?
seems not too safe, and was chatting with an old timers about his 1930 ford, which was factory suicide set up, and he said it is a weak link in the suspension.
seems like it would want to body roll when going into a turn, because of the single central mount.
just curious if any of you have ever had any problems with this set up over time ?
Thanks for all these pics! I'm in the middle of fabbing up my front end as well. Great ideas!
I've got to add some bracing to the spring mount and connect the springs to some trailing arms.
Workin on a 26 Model T
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This center pearch is under all sorts of twisting/flexing movement, and is the focus of the whole weight of the front of the car--gotta be done right..
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I see a couple guys using tubular front axles. Is this one from speedway or did you make it yourself? If so got any pics of where the kingpin goes thru it? And what did you use for material on that area? Thanks
Considering the weight we are putting on frames nowadays, having a suspension failure so severe that your axle hits the bottom of the frame will be the least of your problems. They were "suicide" at that point in history but with advances in technology and fabrication I don't see that being an issue now, unless you are a real crappy welder.
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