This is a little too low for my taste
Any idea what the ground clearance would be? Got to be really close.
*whistle* just enough to keep the axle off the ground, as long as you don't get a flat tire!
I would imagine the oil pan needed a skid plate and that's why this thing is for sale.
It's used to smooth out the center of dirt roads!
Just use 48-inch wheels, and it should work fine.
He couldn't find a pair of 26-27 spindles?
I just saw this in a facebook posting..
Pictures by Scott Baldauf from last years Vintage Torque Fest in Iowa.
This make me wonder about the axle being welded. Remember the one piece spindle axles that were discussed, with the new ends being welded on? Some of those welds were failing. I doubt that this lowered axle was made without being welded.
I think a welded axle can be strong enough if the welder knows what he's doing (& that's unfortunately not always the case.) I would have liked at least a double wishbone to hold the caster angle steadier..
wow.... what a low rider
Call me slow, but frankly I don't see any advantage to that at all. Looks more like a "rock grabber" to me. About as bad as needing an 8' stepladder to crawl into one of those monster pickups sitting high up, yet with axles almost at the same distance to the ground as a regular truck.
maybe he was just trying to solve the issue of getting oil to the front bearing because the back end looks stock height!
I would imagine that the axle was intended for a trailer or wagon to keep the load center-of-gravity or manual lifting height lower. I don't think it would be legal, at least not in Califunny. "No part of the chassis or suspension" is allowed to be lower than the rim of the wheel. If you were to remove the tires from the rims, it would have to be able to roll without dragging any part of the axle or wishbone assembly.
I don't think it would pass that test.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Hi Ed if it for sale PM me the details I would love to own it. thanks
That one that Roger posted was made from a dropped axle to start with. Shame they ruined it. Dave
Sorry, the pic was from Hershey 2011 Who knows where it is now.