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Old 11-02-2003, 07:53 PM
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ball joint question

Okay fellas I asked this question in another post as a reply and no body has noticed it yet so I'll try it as a new thread. Are the bolt hole on all upper ball joint mounts the same? or due you even change the casing when you change them out? I've never done ball joints before (obviously) and have no clue. Just so you know the reason I'm asking is because the ball joints on my '60 chevy are not compatible with any models that would have disc brakes. So I'm thinking if I can switch to a later model ball joint I can also get my discs,(happy happy, joy joy) and all is right with the world. Any body got info on this? As you can tell I'm in the dark.... some body give me a light for the end of my tunnel. thnx

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Old 11-03-2003, 07:24 AM
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I can't tell just what your asking. Try the knowledge Base.
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You can get a adapter plate to use 72 chevell rotors and calpers you have to cut the spinle nut down thiner and the rest bolts right up!
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Ball joints come in many different variations and sizes. You also have to take into account the size (length) of the spindles that you are going to use etc. If too long or short, you will never be able to get it aligned. Thats alot of things to think about.
If you really want to update your suspension, you might want to get a later model frame with all the stuff that you want (discs etc) and put the body of your truck on that.
Another way, might be to graft on a front clip out of a Camaro or other Chevy with the suspension that you want.
Just my 2 cents.......
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Ball joints come in all sizes. I was trying to exactly what you are asking. 60 Chevy and all. Never could find a set up to use. A good system is to get the spindles and disk brakes from a 69/70 Chevy and use them. The only difference in the spindle is an enlarged upper bolt like all 65/70 Chevys. Use the same steering arms, etc. Parts found on Caprices and especially wagons. Good luck!!
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