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Front End Assembly for Model A Frame, I-Beam Axle, Plain

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Front End Assembly for Model A Frame, I-Beam Axle, Plain

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Please NOTE the following about this product:

  • This item is sold as a kit.

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What's in the Box

These front suspension packages make it easier to begin transforming your Model A frame into a rolling chassis. Kits include a 48" I-beam axle, radius rods, leaf spring and shackles. Kit works well with the SM300 Pro Shocks (shocks not included).

Axle kit designed to work with frame #916-57045.

All I-beam axles use the Ford spindle. We have brake kits with both Chevy and Ford bolt patterns available for the Ford spindle.

The brake kit you select will determine the final track width (hub to hub). The brake kits intended for this application (the Wilwood or our 702-4475 Metric brake kit) produce a final track width of about 56-1/4". Some of the other brake kits (like the 916-31903), which are not recommended for this application, would increase the track width by over an inch.

Front Axle/Suspension Tech Tips (GIF) 

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
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POPS
Verified Purchaser
Houston, Texas

Lower that Ford

November 08, 2011
I like the 4 inch dropped Super Bell axle assy. Good price. I like the batwing brackets with radius rods. I had to buy better spring shackles and spring u-bolts. The shackles bushings were plastic or nylon and they would have never held up. I had to order them from an antique Ford parts house.I'm using this assy under a 1928 Ford pickup. I also ordered a disc brake assy to add to this front end.
Pros:
  • Love the Super Bell axle
  • Love the radius rods
  • Easy To Use
  • Durable
Yes, I recommend this product.
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POPS
Verified Purchaser
Houston, Texas

Lower that Ford

November 08, 2011
I like the 4 inch dropped Super Bell axle assy. Good price. I like the batwing brackets with radius rods. I had to buy better spring shackles and spring u-bolts. The shackles bushings were plastic or nylon and they would have never held up. I had to order them from an antique Ford parts house.I'm using this assy under a 1928 Ford pickup. I also ordered a disc brake assy to add to this front end.
Pros:
  • Durable
  • Love the radius rods
  • Easy To Use
  • Love the Super Bell axle
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Randall Bowman
Verified Purchaser
Springfield, MO

Front End Assembly

May 14, 2011
[...] I needed a front brake rotor kit with a 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern. The only one available was the 11.75" Impala conversion. The front end kit went together extremely well until I came to the drop arms, which would not work. I went back online to get the customer service number to see what was going on. Before calling I went to the online catalog page to get the part number of the rotor kit. And there is bold print was a note saying the standard drop arms will not work with this rotor kit. It gave the correct part number for flat drop arms. I ordered the right ones right then and sent the ones I had ordered wrong back. [...]
Pros:
  • High-Performance
Yes, I recommend this product.
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bent rods cc
colorado

All in one quick way to go.

August 27, 2010
this is a fast way to get going on your build,All things are included to mount your front end on your Model A.All the guess work taken out on what will fit what.
Pros:
  • All pieces included
  • Build time saver
  • No guess work
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

8 questions : 8 answers

1 answers

Will this fit on a 1990 chevy 1500 truck frame

Dustbuccit
Casa Grande, AZ, USA
July 29, 2014

Will this fit on a 1990 chevy 1500 truck frame

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August 01, 2014
Travisp
Front end kit 91639510 would not be suggested for a 90 Chevy pickup. Normally these are installed on vehicles with total weight or 2500 pounds or so. What would be suggested on your application would be part number 91639031 or 91639033 which are 4 or 6” drop. Then a steering and brake kit such as number 9133902 would get you 11” disc brakes.
1 answers

Can i use this on a Ford F1 1952?

EnriqueWalker
Puerto Rico
March 23, 2014

Can i use this on a Ford F1 1952?

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March 25, 2014
EricM
It would take considerable work including a different cross member and likely extra leaves in the spring. These are designed for vehicles in the 2500 pound max range. With your truck having parallel leaf springs instead of one cross spring fabrication would be involved. A better option would be a semi elliptical kit such as 91639031 or 91639033 with a dropped axle to lower the ride height.
1 answers

will the brake kit 9133902 work with this front end

Kyle
December 29, 2012

will the brake kit 9133902 work with this front end

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December 31, 2012
Jason
The 48” steering and brake kit number 9133902 will work with the I beam front axle kit for the Speedway Model A chassis number 91639510.
1 answers

building a 66 chevy p/u all steel with a big block 502. concerned about the load bearing capacity of this unit. is the axle stout enough and if so are optional heavy capacity springs avail.

barnfinder
Hollidaysburg Pa
July 07, 2011

building a 66 chevy p/u all steel with a big block 502. concerned about the load bearing capacity of this unit. is the axle stout enough and if so are optional heavy capacity springs avail.

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July 12, 2011
John
These 48” axles run a single 31” spring for cars weighing in around 2500 pounds. You would need to add a leaf or two to compensate for any additional weight requirement. Another option would be a gasser axle style front end with a dropped axle of 4 or 6 inches and weight capability for heavier applications. Part number 91639032 OR 91639034 would be a couple to look at.
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I have a front end assembly of yours for model a ,can I use it on your model t frame ?? Wanting too build a 27 t because of the differance in cost of the glass body model a too the cost of the 27 .

Jr.
Henryville In
June 18, 2011

I have a front end assembly of yours for model a ,can I use it on your model t frame ?? Wanting too build a 27 t because of the differance in cost of the glass body model a too the cost of the 27 .

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June 21, 2011
John
This front end features the standard spring over style suspension typical of the Model A thru 1934 cars and pickups. It can be used on many other applications and with the spring connecting to perch bolts there is no problem with variations in frame width to contend with. It does however offer a higher ride height than the other option we offer which is a spring behind or suicide style front end typical of the T buckets and t roadsters.
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HOW MUCH IS THE DROP ON THESE AXLES ?.....Bob.....

May 13, 2011

HOW MUCH IS THE DROP ON THESE AXLES ?.....Bob.....

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May 16, 2011
Jason
This is a 4" dropped axle
1 answers

Will this kit work with a stock boxed in frame on a model A?

terre haute, in
January 04, 2012

Will this kit work with a stock boxed in frame on a model A?

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January 10, 2012
John
Part number 91639510 This kit is ordered as an option for our Model A frame assembly and could also be used on a stock style Model A frame. It comes with the U-bolts to go over the 32 front cross member in our frame and the axle width is 48” kingpin to kingpin centerline. You may also want to consider our front axle kit number 91639506 in 48” or if your application is running full fenders then you may want to opt for a 46” axle width such as in kit number 91639519.
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would this kit fit under a So-Cal Model a chassis/frame ? Are the Hairpin radius rods the same length as the So-Cal type ? as Their axle is also Super Bell and they do look the same

Quicky
England, UK
April 12, 2015

would this kit fit under a So-Cal Model a chassis/frame ? Are the Hairpin radius rods the same length as the So-Cal type ? as Their axle is also Super Bell and they do look the same

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April 13, 2015
EricM
Different manufacturers do not use the same length of hairpin/radius rods and the ones in this kit are 27” without the clevis or heim end. This kit does come with the frame brackets so that you can weld new brackets on your frame if needed. The 36" long Curtis style radius rods number 91645114 can be also be used on this axle if needed.
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Axle kit designed to work with frame #916-57045.

All I-beam axles use the Ford spindle. We have brake kits with both Chevy and Ford bolt patterns available for the Ford spindle.

The brake kit you select will determine the final track width (hub to hub). The brake kits intended for this application (the Wilwood or our 702-4475 Metric brake kit) produce a final track width of about 56-1/4". Some of the other brake kits (like the 916-31903), which are not recommended for this application, would increase the track width by over an inch.

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