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Old 07-17-2012, 01:06 PM
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66 Galaxie disc brake conversion ball joint problems

Hey hot rodders I am new to your site and was hoping someone could shed some light on my problem. I just bought a 66 galaxie 500 with a 289 and it has a disc brake conversion on it that has ford stamped all over the spindles calipers etc. the spindle has a casting # 5D8AA. problem is that one of the ball joints were cracked and a buddy of mine was nice enough to clean and air hammer out the ball joints and proceeded to throw them away at his shop and it was trash nite so they are gone. now when I got the stock lower ball joints the shaft is to big. they are a 2 bolt offset pattern and I cannot find a 2 bolt ball joint to fit into the smaller lower ball joint tapered hole. I have looked everwhere and have researched every car ford made in 78 79 and 80. Any advice or suggestions one of the shops where I live said it was to much to ream out and to find the balljoint that were in there because we know they exist but I cant find them. Hope somebody can help me. Taynuts66
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