I'm building a Ruckstell rear end for my 26 coupe and want to replace the axles with new ones. Who makes and sells the best axles?
When i built up my Ruckstell from Chaffin's kit I just used my old axles. They measured within acceptable tolerances and I use good .998 Hyatts with Chaffin's sleeves, new ring and pinion, FP pinion bearing, and Chaffin's inner seals. Everything was a snug fit and three years later and many miles, it has performed just fine. No complaints at all.
Kevin, Both existing axles' keyways are shot. The Ruckstell rear was in some kind of farm truck which was made from a 25 or earlier frame, 26 engine and trans and had a 14 leaf rear spring. The ruckstell has big drum brakes. I bought the whole rolling chassis for $500 from craigslist. The massive rear spring is model T. Other than the keyways being damaged, the internal parts of the Ruckstell are like new. Even the babbit washer was completely in tack with little flaking on edges. Anybody need a 14 leaf rear spring for their touring? Bob
Bob, We have new axles and good used ones.
Well Bob, sounds like you need some new parts. Yes, farm wagon components are usually pretty beat up. I always trust Glenn Chaffin when it comes to quality parts.
Good used ones would be my preference if you can get those. Hard to beat Ford quality on most anything.