1980-11-01

One Piece Stamped I-Beam Axle 801425

Recent accomplishments, made possible by advances in manufacturing and material technology, have led to the development of a one-piece stamped I-Beam axle with ball joints as a replacemet to the forged axle with king pin design.
The new stamped I-Beam axle brings with it a number of improvements to Ford's Twin I-Beam suspension system.
This paper describes the objectives, improvements, evolution of the design, testing, and the manufacturing process for this latest suspension system improvement on Ford light trucks.

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