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Dave Mann at Roadsters.com will only use original Ford axles, since, in his words, "They look right, and they don't break." Plus, they're forged, which is stronger than a casting. As can be seen from the picture above, he's also a master at polishing these axles, eliminating any waves or imperfections, and readying them for perfect chrome. This service costs extra, but it's definitely worth it. Note that the picture shows the same axle, before and after dropping. Dave's work is very sympathetic in its preservation of early Ford components, his approach being that if modified early parts are used, the finished car will appear more period correct, and to that end, he can also modify original Ford spindles so the steering arms work with his dropped axles, rather than resort to aftermarket spindles and steering arms. So, although aftermarket axle manufacturers offer spindles and steering arms, we're only showing these modified Ford versions here.