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

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Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Finish:
-
Degree of Taper:
7 degree
Center to Center:
3.375
Drop:
3.75
Sold in Quantity:
Pair
Notes
Made from 1045 steel
1937-48 Ford Steering Arms, 3-3/4 Inch Drop
1937-48 Ford Steering Arms, 3-3/4 Inch Drop
1937-48 Ford Steering Arms, 3-3/4 Inch Drop
1937-48 Ford Steering Arms, 3-3/4 Inch Drop
1937-48 Ford Steering Arms, 3-3/4 Inch Drop

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Reviews

Q & A

What's in the Box

These forged steel steering arms will attach to all 1937-48 Ford spindles but their greater drop, 3-3/4" from spindle mount holes means they work best on 1935-48 Ford cars (with spring-over front axle). Clears most radius rods and wishbones. These steering arms accept 11/16" Ford 7 degree "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

  • 3-3/4" 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

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
RATING BREAKDOWN
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Herbie
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
Hagerstown Md

Product just as described

July 11, 2015
I could find nothing to complain about and I'm very particular. The helpful hints in parts catalog have probably saved more than one novice street-rodder from frustration and embarrassment. example the one about always chase threads on a polished or chrome plated part.
Pros:
  • Taper Top And Bottom A
  • Show Quality Finishing
  • Perfect Fit
Yes, I recommend this product.
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rough rider
Verified Purchaser
Elma ny

Best on the market!

May 22, 2015
WELL MADE
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Rodlink
Verified Purchaser
Washington State

Worked good for my application

March 05, 2015
I use these arms with speedway plain steel tie rod ends. This combination works well with front wish bones locating the tie rod and drag link under the bones on both 4'' dropped, and stock I beam axles. Rodlink Group. "All we do is 32"
Pros:
  • works for me.
Cons:
  • a little grinding required around the thread casti
Yes, I recommend this product.
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rasbs
Verified Purchaser

Worked as it should.

June 04, 2014
The tie bar cleared with a 4 inch dropped axle and stock '38 Ford split wishbones.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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JC1930
Verified Purchaser

Worked great for application

May 06, 2014
These arms worked great for my application. Would recommend to anyone mounting tie rod underneath of steering arms.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Duste01
Verified Purchaser

It fits the bill

September 28, 2013
I still ran into an interference issue and I'm still trying find someone that has the bolts required to install them. It would have been a lot quicker to have the bolts come with it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Gentry Kustoms
Verified Purchaser
Rockwell city, Ia

Great product

April 11, 2012
Fits well, looks good, does what its built to do.
Pros:
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile
  • Durable
  • High-Performance
Yes, I recommend this product.
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khol
Ellington Ct

1937-48 ford 3 3/4 Drop Steering Arms

December 11, 2010
Didnt have to grind anything off for clearance like i had to do on the 1 3/4 in drop steering arms.cleared my split wishbone with out any tierod adjustment bolts.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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rrhoover
Verified Purchaser
otho iowa

dropped steeringarms

November 07, 2010
nice and strong with good finish. used on 4"dropmore axle worked great but had to grind some for clearance on axle.
Pros:
  • Nicely made nice finish
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

9 questions : 10 answers

1 answers

These are still not low enough for a 4" dropped axel, '32 Ford split wish bones, Flattened '30 Model A crossmember, Spring above axel. I need an aditional 1-1.25" can these be dropped with heat? read elsewhere they are cast? Can i buy 2 LH arms? These are still not low enough for a 4" dropped axel, '32 Ford split wish bones, Flattened '30 Model A cross-member, Spring above axle. I need an additional 1-1.25" can these be dropped with heat? read elsewhere they are cast? Can i buy 2 LH arms? Meaning I can stretch the LH arm cause it's longer so I can use the cross steering hole ( even though Im not running cross steering) I can not go on top of wishbones-just a heads up In the picture you can see where I used the SpdWy 3 3/4 dropped arms I marked my "cut off tie rod" to see if it can clear. I ordered the dropped tie rod ends from SpdWy but wont work cause it now sits below scrub line--too much drop.. I tried the 1 3/4 dropped arms on the dropped tie rod ends and still no clearance.

ZoomZoom
RI
January 12, 2015

These are still not low enough for a 4" dropped axel, '32 Ford split wish bones, Flattened '30 Model A crossmember, Spring above axel. I need an aditional 1-1.25" can these be dropped with heat? read elsewhere they are cast? Can i buy 2 LH arms? These are still not low enough for a 4" dropped axel, '32 Ford split wish bones, Flattened '30 Model A cross-member, Spring above axle. I need an additional 1-1.25" can these be dropped with heat? read elsewhere they are cast? Can i buy 2 LH arms? Meaning I can stretch the LH arm cause it's longer so I can use the cross steering hole ( even though Im not running cross steering) I can not go on top of wishbones-just a heads up In the picture you can see where I used the SpdWy 3 3/4 dropped arms I marked my "cut off tie rod" to see if it can clear. I ordered the dropped tie rod ends from SpdWy but wont work cause it now sits below scrub line--too much drop.. I tried the 1 3/4 dropped arms on the dropped tie rod ends and still no clearance.

Answers

January 12, 2015
EricM
The dropped arms number 7022756 and 7022754 are a forged arm and we have them in stainless. With the variation of wishbone height many cannot be cleared with the 3 ¾” drop and are limited to the 1 ¾ above the wishbones. This has been the common scenario for decades and I have seen several wishbones with an oval shaped slot fabricated into the center of the wishbone for the tie rod. Unfortunately we do not offer the arms as singles or in pairs of two lefts or two rights. We are not aware of arms with more drop.
1 answers

Why will these steering arms not work with a spring behind the axle set up? I need the clearance below the frame using a cross steer set up. I may even need to use a dropped pitman arm due to frame clearance issues. Will this be a problem too?

Shirt
May 26, 2014

Why will these steering arms not work with a spring behind the axle set up? I need the clearance below the frame using a cross steer set up. I may even need to use a dropped pitman arm due to frame clearance issues. Will this be a problem too?

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May 27, 2014
EricM
These dropped steering arms have 3 ¾” drop and will work with radius rods or 4 bar but will not work with the nostalgic wishbones. They do not go down far enough to go under the wishbones.
1 answers

What bolts do you use on them for the spindles?

Tinpit
January 29, 2014

What bolts do you use on them for the spindles?

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January 30, 2014
EricM
The mount holes in these steering arms have 1/2x20 threads and the length of the bolts will depend on the spindle thickness and any additional components such as brake brackets, etc. An example is our front axle steering and brake kits use 1 ½" long bolts that goes thru the caliper bracket, spindle, and into the arm.
1 answers

What is the weight individually or for both? I'm curious for shipping.

Rachel
January 27, 2014

What is the weight individually or for both? I'm curious for shipping.

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January 27, 2014
EricM
The shipping weight of this pair of steering arms is approximately 3 pounds.
2 answers

Can these steering arms be bolted to either the upper or lower holes in the spindle?

scott3763
February 05, 2013

Can these steering arms be bolted to either the upper or lower holes in the spindle?

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February 20, 2013
Cooter
No, The spindles casting are wider at the top and and not as much on the bottom. If you try to install the arms in the top holes of the spindle it will hit the casting. I also would also look more into the Superbell Spindles the grease fittings are located differently so the arms will not the grease fittings.
February 05, 2013
Jason
These Ford steering arms are designed to bolt in the bottom holes of spindle. You can bolt in top holes but you may need to space out to clear spindle
1 answers

are the Stainless Arms Forged?? Was wondering if the stainless arms are Forged too? I know plain and zinc plated are. Thanks! Jim

Jim78
November 26, 2012

are the Stainless Arms Forged?? Was wondering if the stainless arms are Forged too? I know plain and zinc plated are. Thanks! Jim

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November 26, 2012
Jason
Yes, these are a forged arm
1 answers

Will these allow for the drag link to run under a set of split wishbones on a 4" dropped axle?

September 13, 2011

Will these allow for the drag link to run under a set of split wishbones on a 4" dropped axle?

Answers

September 14, 2011
Zach
These 3 3/4" drop steering arms will not work with a spring behind setup. They should work with a spring over setup with wishbones. You can measure 3 3/4" down from the bolt centers, and then run a string across to the other side to visualize the position the drag link will be in. Short of having them in your hands that would be the best way to determine if they will fit.
1 answers

Just bought your 4" drop complete front end...looks great. Need to know if these arms will fit my "T" with ford spindles (also new from Speedway). I have traditional steering and I know I would have to cut off the right side drag link hole. What I want to

olguy
Branch, Mi.
February 23, 2011

Just bought your 4" drop complete front end...looks great. Need to know if these arms will fit my "T" with ford spindles (also new from Speedway). I have traditional steering and I know I would have to cut off the right side drag link hole. What I want to

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February 28, 2011
Waymon
Yes these arms will fit, and clear your radius rods. And you will still need a drag link to steer your right wheel.
1 answers

Will these dropped arms work with split wish bones and a 5 inch dropped axle?

November 30, 2011

Will these dropped arms work with split wish bones and a 5 inch dropped axle?

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December 01, 2011
John
Part # 7022756 Use of these arms with a 5” dropped axle and the most common wishbones will NOT work. The arms are double tapered to bring the tie rod in from the top or the bottom but from either side you will end up towards the middle of the wishbone. You will need to use the 1 ¾” drop arms and position the tie rod above the axle. The other option would be the old school way and having the tie rod ahead of the axle.
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