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Axle Bump Stop Location
#1342004 Tue Jan 14 2020 12:09 AM
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Curmudgeon

I was looking at this red 54 on ebay and noticed the rear end. At first I thought the rear tires had a severe case of curb rash and were flipped around. Then the axle stops caught my eye. Picture attached. Surely not? I sent a warning message to the seller but never got a response.

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Re: Axle Bump Stop Location
buoymaker #1342032 Tue Jan 14 2020 01:50 AM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Yeah, those are MayPops. Yikes!


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Axle Bump Stop Location
buoymaker #1342042 Tue Jan 14 2020 02:33 AM
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Shop Shark
Hey good lookin',Tires and tubes are doin' fine but the air is showin' through.


1957 Chevrolet 5700 LCF 283 SM420 single speed rear, 1955 IH 300U T/A, 1978 Corvette 350 auto
Re: Axle Bump Stop Location
buoymaker #1342252 Wed Jan 15 2020 02:53 AM
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Curmudgeon

Once I see something wrong I naturally want to see if there is anything else that looks suspicious. I'm more interested in learning from mistakes than pointing fingers. Critiques appreciated:
1.) Looking at the front axle, why so many nuts on the u-bolts? Spacers? Re-using the old u-bolts with the new spring packs and not enough threads remaining on the old bolts?
2.) The front axle stops, hard to see in the picture, is now close to the frame....maybe bottoming out?
3.) The steering arms, drag link and pitman arm look original judging by the amount of dirt and grease. I wish there were better pictures available. Example of potential bump steer caused by modification?
I'm beginning to think that this was someone's project that never got completed and was sold off. It was then cheaply dropped in stance to make it appealing visually.
Ebay item 124038490328 and currently has 13 hours remaining.

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Re: Axle Bump Stop Location
buoymaker #1342258 Wed Jan 15 2020 03:24 AM
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U bolts too long, that's why extra nuts, tie rod bent also.

Ed


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Re: Axle Bump Stop Location
buoymaker #1342263 Wed Jan 15 2020 04:12 AM
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U-bolts are fine. You are missing half of your leaf springs.

Re: Axle Bump Stop Location
buoymaker #1342301 Wed Jan 15 2020 02:39 PM
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Blocks in rear are contributing to bump stop distance. I would not drive this, at least very far. Somewhat dangerous. And this is all seen in pics. Im sure in person, its going to be worse, not better... pix

Re: Axle Bump Stop Location
buoymaker #1342304 Wed Jan 15 2020 02:45 PM
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Apon closer looking at the rear. Curb rash may be coming from tire actually rubbing bump stop? And the brake line appears to be directly over the axle to where if the bump stop would contact the axle, the line will be crushed... eeeee

Re: Axle Bump Stop Location
glenns towing #1342350 Wed Jan 15 2020 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by glenns towing
And the brake line appears to be directly over the axle to where if the bump stop would contact the axle, the line will be crushed... eeeee

Actually looking at the view toward the outside of the truck rather than from forward of the axle, it looks like the brake line is routed to the side of the bump stop. But still, it's not safe to drive. I see that there are no bids to date. I wonder why? wink


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Axle Bump Stop Location
buoymaker #1342355 Wed Jan 15 2020 11:24 PM
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Oh i do see looking at the pic to the left. I was probably hoping to see some bad stuff to point out and jumped da gun.. lololol. My fault. computerdeath

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