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Old 05-09-2020, 07:49 AM   #1
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Default Axle Identification

Hi guys, my new 1938 Coupé finally arrived in Germany!

Can anyone identify my axle in my picture?

Thx and Greetings

Thomas
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Old 05-09-2020, 09:03 AM   #2
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Looks like an 8" Ford to me. Early Mustang,Maverick,Fairlane, etc. Resembles a 9" but the bolt pattern on the drop-out center section is more oval shaped.


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Old 05-09-2020, 09:19 AM   #3
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With the straight axle tubes and the two dimples, I would say its a 58/59 9". To tell if 9" the bottom bolt of the drop out can not be taken off with a socket. 8" and socket will go on all bolts. But I don't recall any 8" having straight axle tubes, most neck down at the U bolts.
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If possible post a photo of the other side that faces towards the front of the car.
Will the bottom of the U-bolts clear the scrub line?
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Old 05-09-2020, 11:05 AM   #5
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Hi guys, my new 1938 Coupé finally arrived in Germany!

Can anyone identify my axle in my picture?

Thx and Greetings

Thomas

Compare with this 8"....SAME! DD














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Old 05-09-2020, 12:11 PM   #6
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Looks narrow and the maverick being at 56.5 inches was the go to rear for a lot of hot rods. With the width measurement there are charts you can tell what it came out of and what year it is.
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