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What is the hub to hub width of a stock Gen 1? If I go down the straight axle route for the '62, I'll need to decide which width to order on the axle assembly.

On the Novas, do they normally run a bit narrower than stock with a straight axle?

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I've submitted a question to them about the width etc.

I also see that they have the shackles on the rear of the spring, not the front.

When I did my '55 Nomad straight axle, I no real idea of what I was going to do when mounting everything. I started out with the shackles on the rear, but after a lot of bounching on the frame and I found that the axle moved rearward a LOT when bounched up and down. When I mocked the springs up with the shackles in the front, the axle went up/down pretty much straight. This made me think that the shackles should be in the front; that's what I did.

Most all of the "other" kits for straight axles have the shackles on the front. I may just buy the axle kit from them and do my own sub frame and spring mounting.

I'll see what they have to say about my questions.

Thanks for the suggestion.
 
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