The Front Brakes are an MT version of the 1939 Lincoln brakes, when it came to stopping, if I was going to have drum brakes...they were going to be new drum brakes, exact copies of the originals.
The front and the rear axels have a panhard bar. The rear also has a sway bar.
The rear spring is again a factory original with the FORD inscription and is mounted behind the rear axel to lower the body.
The spring is mounted in a custom fabricated clamp which allows for infinite adjustment of the pinion angle. The axel housing is a new Currie smooth case with 31 spline Currie axels connected to a Ford Nodular center section. This nodular housing is nearly identical to the earlier '50's "War" case with the exception of a small "N" between the webs but is a hundred times stronger.
A Detroit Locker keeps both tires in sync.
I'm sure you'll recognize the front axel as being a rare 1937 Ford tube axel. In order to get the nose a little bit in the air we arched the stock Ford springs. The lift required a steering arm be fabricated and Jimmy White designed this one to go on top of the spindle.
We were using what was available in 1960 so thankfully an aftermarket frame was not even an option.
Starting with the original frame the "C "channels were filled their entire length with bulkhead plates in a WWWWW pattern. Notice the slightly raised tabs on these plates protruding into the area the boxing plates would go. These tabs would fit into corresponding slots cut into the boxing plates (keyed) and then be tig welded to the plates as the plates were welded to the frame. This created a foundation as strong as solid steel without the weight. We wanted to be sure this would never twist regardless of how much torque we asked it to handle.
You would never see this engineering in the finished state but it is one example of what lies below the surface and the thought by the Circle City crew that went into the detail and construction.