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1937-48 Ford Steering Arms, 1-3/4 Inch Drop

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Material Type:
Steel
Sold in Quantity:
Pair
Finish:
-
Center to Center:
3.375
Drop:
1.75
1937-48 Ford Steering Arms, 1-3/4 Inch Drop
1937-48 Ford Steering Arms, 1-3/4 Inch Drop
1937-48 Ford Steering Arms, 1-3/4 Inch Drop
1937-48 Ford Steering Arms, 1-3/4 Inch Drop
1937-48 Ford Steering Arms, 1-3/4 Inch Drop

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Q & A

What's in the Box

These 1-3/4" drop forged steel steering arms are popular on Model T - 1934 Fords with 4" dropped axles and four-bar or hairpin radius rod suspensions. Will attach to '37-'48 Ford spindles and accept 11/16" Ford "tapered" tie rod ends (both the top and bottom are tapered to allow tie rods to mount above or below arm as needed). You can drill-through with a 5/8" bit to use spherical rod ends.

Use a 46" eye-to-eye tie rod link when used with a 48" wide axle with Ford spindles.

 Steering Arm Ends Guide (GIF)

 Cross Steering Guide (GIF)

Notes

  1. For use with spring-over front axles ONLY. Should NOT be used with spring-behind front axle assembly. Flat plate arms are required when using a spring-behind front axle.
  2. Use a 46" eye-to-eye tie rod link when used with a 48" wide axle with Ford spindles.

Specs

  • 1-3/4" drop (measured from center of threaded spindle mount holes to the bottom face of the arm, as positioned in the photo) 
  • 3-3/8" eye-to-eye centers on mount bolt holes

Item Details

Available in Zinc, Chrome, or Stainless

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
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lar30
Verified Purchaser
tx
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would not fit

February 23, 2015
Would not fit a 4" drop tube Axel with disk brake bracket that mounts to the lower spindle hole, it spaces it too far out , but with a different caliper bracket should work fine. Will keep for another project latter
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Mr. Horsepower
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Bay Village, OH
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Used with the 1935-40 Four Bar Kit

February 19, 2011
This 1 3/4" drop works perfectly with the 91639108 1935-40 Ford Four Bar Kit. It locates the tie rod right between the bars.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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48 benz
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eliot,me
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good patrs

January 31, 2011
Well made and a great fit
Pros:
  • Easy To Use
Yes, I recommend this product.
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no nickname
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albuquerque, north mexico
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nice quality piece !!

August 01, 2010
for F-1 spindles on my tube straight axle '56 chevy gasser...
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Don Roberts
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Gig Harbor, WA
Product Rating

Perfect fit

October 27, 2011
These nicely chromed steering arms solved the clearance problems on my Model A project without resorting to the old heat and bend technique.
Pros:
  • Easy To Use
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Roy
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Stafford Springs, Ct
Product Rating

I would recommend this item.

November 14, 2010
I installed these on my hot rod. The fit was perfect and looked like the originals.
Pros:
  • Perfect Fit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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bobby
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gainesville fl.
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these fit perfect

May 12, 2015
fit perfect
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

5 questions : 7 answers

1 answers

Can I heat and bend this forged arm, for fit my car?

varon
March 31, 2015

Can I heat and bend this forged arm, for fit my car?

Answers

March 31, 2015
EricM
Yes some careful heating and forming can be performed to this arm. At times it's the only way to get the tie rod and drag link to clear everything.
1 answers

Front cross steer? I have a 4" drop tube axle, ford spindles, wildwood disc brakes. The axle will be over the springs (just like the original scout). I want to do a front cross steer (just like original scout), can these be flipped to the front steer and would they mount to the upper or lower spindle bolts? What is the length of the arm?

Scout80
Chandler, AZ, USA
October 16, 2014

Front cross steer? I have a 4" drop tube axle, ford spindles, wildwood disc brakes. The axle will be over the springs (just like the original scout). I want to do a front cross steer (just like original scout), can these be flipped to the front steer and would they mount to the upper or lower spindle bolts? What is the length of the arm?

Answers

October 17, 2014
EricM
The steering arms can be run front or rear of the axle as needed to obtain Tie Rod and Draglink clearance. Depending on your steering gear swapping front to rear could also create reverse steering depending on whether the pitman arm points forward or rearward. Mount centers are 3 3/8 center to center and from the rear hole to the hole for the tie rod is 3 ¼”. So furthest mount hole to first or tie rod hole is 6 5/8”.
1 answers

Which steering arm would you reccommend for 4" drop axle, model 'a' style spring etc, wishbone unsplit? I am using cowl steer and have ordered your hoop.

oj
Berryville, VA
August 13, 2011

Which steering arm would you reccommend for 4" drop axle, model 'a' style spring etc, wishbone unsplit? I am using cowl steer and have ordered your hoop.

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August 16, 2011
John
Speedway offers the dropped steering arms in both 1 ¾” drop and 3 ¾” drop. On a 4” dropped axle with MOST wishbones the 1 ¾” drop arms will position the tie rod above the wishbones. On some OEM wishbones the 3 ¾” drop version will position the tie rod below the wishbones. The tie rod holes are dual tapered to allow mounting the tie rod below or above the arm for more versatility. Ford wishbones were not all the same dimension and the dual taper helps make the arms work with more wishbone variations.
2 answers

why will this item not work with a spring behind axle?

Chris
NC
June 27, 2011

why will this item not work with a spring behind axle?

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October 28, 2013
OldPhart
If the spring is behind the axle the tie rod and steering arms will interfere with the spring. The only answer is to reverse the steering arms and have them in front of the axle.
June 29, 2011
John
These arms are designed for spring over applications and if used on a spring behind application you would have very limited turning radius. The arms would hit the shackle/spring set up as the distance from where it bolts to the spindle to where the tie rod attaches is approximately 1 ¾” shorter than the flat plate arms. In an attempt to go below the entire suspension for clearance you would need an arm with about 4 ½” of drop and still be of sufficient length to achieve sufficient turning radius.
2 answers

What bolt kit do you use with this part? I have the 91032110 Ford spindles that they are attaching to, if it matters.

March 22, 2011

What bolt kit do you use with this part? I have the 91032110 Ford spindles that they are attaching to, if it matters.

Answers

October 06, 2011
Zach
For part #7022754 use bolt kit #7024475-2
March 25, 2011
Bill
You could use part number: 7024475-3 bolt kit with our Ford spindles and 1937-48-Ford-Steering-Arms-1-3-4-Inch-Drop part number: 7022754. This is the same bolt kit used in our complete steering kits.
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