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Old 07-23-2006, 09:44 AM
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Econoline Spindles

I have a Glassic Ind. 31 Ford roadster made in the 70's.
It has a dropped tube front axel with 1972 econoline spindles..drum ...of course.
I can't find aftermarket disc kits for this axel and before i go around the bone yards in 100 degree heat...was wondering what would have the same boss length....Pinto? F150?.....
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i'm trying to find a disc brake spindle that has the same boss size as my straight front axle
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I am running a narrowed econoline axle from about a 65 and here is a cheap way. I pulled the drums off the hubs and found that 96 Ford Crown vic rotors fit right on, many others may also fit. OK so go to your local dirt track race car store and buy weld on caliper brackets for $10 and modify the to fit. They come drilled for the older big Chevy calipers or for the metric ones. After you have everything bolted up and the calipers centered just have someone hold on the brake pedal while you weld the brackets to your spindles and you just got a disc brake conversion for about $140 with all new parts. The calipers come loaded for $38 and the rotors are about $20.
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With some swapping of wheel bearing inners and outers. I have used Granada rotors. GM calipers.
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I've got a '24 T with a narrowed Econoline axle and I adapted '37-'41 Ford spindles to it. The Econoline kingpin is smaller in diameter so I machined kingpin bushings with the correct ID-OD. The Econoline kingpin bosses are about an eigth inch shorter, but a washer under the thrust bearing took care of that. Kingpin inclination is the same. Maybe not the cheapest fix, but the brake choices are numerous.

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