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31 model a -9 inch ford rearend ?

hi guys , I have a ton o model a parts and other stuff ,iv ben toying with the idea of building a rat rod , my question is , I have a 9 inch ford rearend i'd like to install in a 31 frame ,im on a low buget how is the best way to put this together, im handywith metal working so give me some input . thank a bunch
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Re: 31 model a -9 inch ford rearend ?

Probably a trailing arm type setup or 4 link with coil springs. Mid 60's Galaxy's had that setup as well as most Chev pickups up to 72.


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Probably a trailing arm type setup or 4 link with coil springs. Mid 60's Galaxy's had that setup as well as most Chev pickups up to 72.


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could I do it using the existing model a rear spring
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I think most guys scrap that for a 4 bar setup. You can fab it up. You'll have to buy hymen joints. You'll also need to run a track bar to keep things lined up.


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Re: 31 model a -9 inch ford rearend ?

Heim Joints will work also, like these or others.

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hi guys , I have a ton o model a parts and other stuff ,iv ben toying with the idea of building a rat rod , my question is , I have a 9 inch ford rearend i'd like to install in a 31 frame ,im on a low buget how is the best way to put this together, im handywith metal working so give me some input . thank a bunch
said your handy at metal working..
then just have to be good at it and think
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