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Plain 1928-36 Ford 4 Inch Dropped I-Beam Axle, 48 Inches

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Specs
Material Type:
Cast Iron
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Finish:
Natural
Drop:
4.00
MFG. Part #:
1021
Perch Centers:
36-3/8
Drilled:
No
King Pin Centers:
48.00
Spindle Type:
Ford
Plain 1928-36 Ford 4 Inch Dropped I-Beam Axle, 48 Inches

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What's in the Box

These precision made 4" dropped I-Beam axles accept 1928-36 Ford spindles and have 2-1/4" axle bosses. Dropped I-beam axles feature a one-piece design cast from high-strength 65-45-12 annealed ductile iron.

Caster Angle Illustration (GIF)

Leaf Spring Measuring Guide (Link)

I-Beam Axle Application Chart (GIF)

Front Axle/Suspension Tech Tips (GIF) 

Item Details

48"

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
RATING BREAKDOWN
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bottomfeeder
Verified Purchaser

looks cool

October 14, 2014
the bosses are not all drilled in the center of the forging. the surface is quite rough I would have preferred no logo in the center of the web the grinf=ding / sanding is sloppy
Pros:
  • iconic looks
Cons:
  • rough
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Speedway Motors Customer Service team has issued this customer a return label for an exchange/ refund. We are sorry that this product did not meet expected standards and are always happy to help in any way that we can!
HellCamino
Boonville ,Mo. U.S.A.

very good part

October 07, 2014
my axle was perfect everything so far on this project has worked out great thanks to Speedway
Yes, I recommend this product.
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SPEEDWAY134
Verified Purchaser
St. Petersburg, FL, USA

Great product

May 31, 2014
This product was better than expected very well cast. Shock pins were easy to install with them still hooked to the spring. would recommend this axle above anything else.
Pros:
  • great axle well made
Cons:
  • None
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Jetson
Kennewick, WA, USA

Super quality front axle

December 24, 2013
This is a nice axle. Installed on a Model-A Hotrod project. It's a '29 chassis with a '27 Model-T roadster body, and sports '31 Model-A running gear (banger motor, 3-speed, and banjo rearend). I wanted a front axle that i could trust to look good, and be straight, strong, and true, and the Bell axle delivers. The axle, along with other mods gets the front down where it looks great. Definitely recommend this product.
Pros:
  • 100% confidence that the axle is correct/true
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Jetson
Kennewick, WA, USA

Super quality front axle

December 24, 2013
This is a nice axle. Installed on a Model-A Hotrod project. It's a '29 chassis with a '27 Model-T roadster body, and sports '31 Model-A running gear (banger motor, 3-speed, and banjo rearend). I wanted a front axle that i could trust to look good, and be straight, strong, and true, and the Bell axle delivers. The axle, along with other mods gets the front down where it looks great. Definitely recommend this product.
Pros:
  • 100% confidence that the axle is correct/true
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Bruce
Kansas City, MO

Really nice product!

February 01, 2010
Nice axel for my '28 rat rod.
Pros:
  • Great looking piece
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

8 questions : 9 answers

1 answers

What length spring does this axle use?

Rebelrodder
October 27, 2014

What length spring does this axle use?

Answers

October 28, 2014
EricM
This axle uses a 31" spring such as 91033030.
2 answers

2105 Part number Is this axle made by superbell, and is the S insignia cast in the beam? I do not see it in the picture, Thanks

RaceTrack
Indiana, USA
April 09, 2014

2105 Part number Is this axle made by superbell, and is the S insignia cast in the beam? I do not see it in the picture, Thanks

Answers

June 01, 2014
SPEEDWAY134
yes
April 10, 2014
EricM
Yes this is a Super Bell axle with the raised S in the beam. Sorry the photo is not entirely accurate with the S.
1 answers

will this axle work with 9133902

frd29
pa
March 12, 2014

will this axle work with 9133902

Answers

March 12, 2014
EricM
Yes the steering and brake kit 9133902 is correct for this axle.
1 answers

spring perch Are the spring perches 2" or 2 1/2"

Sparky65
nj
January 20, 2014

spring perch Are the spring perches 2" or 2 1/2"

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January 21, 2014
EricM
The perch boss’s on both the I-beam and the tube axles offered by Speedway are 2 ¼”.
1 answers

I have a 1929 model a 5 window coupe my axel measures 49 inches from kingpin center to center and the perch holes are 39 inches apart. Do you have a way to tell me what this axel is from? I am interested in a 4 inch axel but not sure which one is correct.

fair lawn new jersey
September 25, 2011

I have a 1929 model a 5 window coupe my axel measures 49 inches from kingpin center to center and the perch holes are 39 inches apart. Do you have a way to tell me what this axel is from? I am interested in a 4 inch axel but not sure which one is correct.

Answers

September 27, 2011
John
On the 28-34 the commonly used axle was 46” kingpin centerline to kingpin centerline and these had 34 3/8 to 34 ½ perch centers. If running a full fendered Model A this will keep a fairly good sized tire inside the fenders. 48” were common also and depending on application could also be used. Over the years many axles were replaced and several variances have turned up. You may be interested in our part number 7022850 or 7022852 both in 4” drop. The 46” will require a 29”+ spring and the 48” a 31”+ spring. We offer springs to work with either axle.
1 answers

How much does this axle weigh?

January 29, 2011

How much does this axle weigh?

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January 31, 2011
Jeremy O
This axle weighs 26.581 lbs.
1 answers

What is the height or thickness of the I-beam itself?

August 15, 2011

What is the height or thickness of the I-beam itself?

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August 18, 2011
QC
The axle is 2" tall and 1.5" wide.
1 answers

I have a 1936 Ford pickup and i am wondering if my original spindles and spring perches will attach to this axle, and will I need a kingpin set for this axle ? If so do you sell one to fit a 1936? Thanks

richard
ontario, Canada
July 12, 2015

I have a 1936 Ford pickup and i am wondering if my original spindles and spring perches will attach to this axle, and will I need a kingpin set for this axle ? If so do you sell one to fit a 1936? Thanks

Answers

July 13, 2015
Zach
Expert
You can use any spindle from 1928-1948 with this axle. You will use whichever kingpin kit the spindle is from. I'm sorry to say that we dont sell the correct kingpin for the 1936 spindle. In addition, if you desire to put a disc brake kit on the spindle, you must use a 37-48 spindle
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