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Old 02-17-2004, 06:46 PM
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chevy guys, spindle interchange??

i need dropped spindles for a 87 caprice and they dont exist.
what spindle can i swap to for a 2" drop

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Old 02-20-2004, 06:17 PM
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Maybe some G-body spindles will fit?
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Or possibly 2nd gen Camaro spindles. Might check with the people at Global West, they might know what swaps with what.
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There is a 2" dropped spindle for the Astro vans. $168.00 a pair at AIM.
The spindles are the same between the "B" bodies and the Astro/Safari vans other then the lower ball joint is larger in the van application(mostly). If you upgrade to the 94-96 9C1/wagon/Impala SS lower ball stud in your Caprice you can use the Astro spindle. This would also involve a swap to the later Caprice lower control arm to fit the larger ball stud.
If you just went with a 2" spring it would be much simplier...

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Old 02-24-2004, 07:09 AM
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Mark, do u have a web address for AIM
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Here you go... http://www.truckn.com
You might want to pick up a Truckin' or Sport Truck mag. They have ads in them and you can usually get a better price on shipping by calling instead of ordering online...
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They make drop spindles for the ~96 Impalla SS. They use the 12" rotors like the cop/wagon caprices so if you have 11" brakes you will have to buy new rotors as well. The rotors will be 5on5...can't remember what pattern the 11" rotors have. If they are 5on4.75 you can use ~91 Camero 1LE rotors (12" and have the 5on4.75 bolt pattern...they also cost 2x as much $$$).

I found all that info while searching for info on the 12" B-body brake swap into a s10 (same suspension as a G-body). I haven't tried it out but that is what I heard.
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Old topic I know, but did you ever manage to find a viable set of drop spindles? Looking for something for my 80 as well. Thanks

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There are some part #'s and prices listed here.
http://v8s10.org/forum/viewtopic.php...ef1114752c944d

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Jegs - 146-2105 $299.99

Summit - BEL-2105 $299.95
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Those spindles are for the newer caprices. I contacted belltech before and they said they don't have anything that will fit my application.

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Those spindles are for the newer caprices. I contacted belltech before and they said they don't have anything that will fit my application.

Jason
Actually I don't think belltech makes any car parts and that they are actually for a full size truck...

He used them on his truck with parts that were ment to be used with the spindles of your year of car. From what I understand the only difference with the later B-bodies is the addition of ABS which you won't have to worry about anyways.

I suggest you call someone that knows a bit more...like global west or someone that does work on the SS's
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hi hopfally you can answer my ? I got a 1972 Chevy El Cameno and i wount to put power steering and switch from drum to disk brakes on it do you know off of what car/ truck i could take it off of that it would work off of or if you dont if you can give me some info on how to find out the answer to my ? thenk you dan
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hi hopfally you can answer my ? I got a 1972 Chevy El Cameno and i wount to put power steering and switch from drum to disk brakes on it do you know off of what car/ truck i could take it off of that it would work off of or if you dont if you can give me some info on how to find out the answer to my ? thenk you dan
http://www.skullmobile.com/brakes.htm
http://www.globalwest.net/1964-72%20A-BODIES.htm

not that that is the only way to do it...
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power steering and disk brakes

hi hopefully you can answer my ? I got a 1972 Chevy El Cameno and i won't to put power steering and switch from drum to disk brakes on it do you know off of what car/ truck i could take it off of that it would work off of or if you don't if you can give me some info on how to find out the answer to my ? thank you dan
ps: i was wondering if any one know's if theres like a way i could go to a junk yard and grab it off of a car/truck and it would work and if so what kind of car year/make model
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