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722wdblazer 07-20-2012 01:06 AM

f100 drop spindles
 
i am trying to find drop spindles for a 1970 ford f100 and cant find any, is there a reason, i dont know anything about i beam suspensions?:confused:

35terraplane 07-20-2012 02:49 PM

Dropped Spindle
 
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Originally Posted by 722wdblazer (Post 1575371)
i am trying to find drop spindles for a 1970 ford f100 and cant find any, is there a reason, i dont know anything about i beam suspensions?:confused:

You can use a axle out of a bigger truck, like a F-400 which would give you I think around a 4" drop.

I have never did one on that new of truck and would check first, but on the older Fords thats what we would use.

You can have your axles rebent, but that will make them weaker and more prone to break.

BOB

BOBCRMAN@aol.com 07-20-2012 03:46 PM

No dropped spindles are made for beam axle.. Many fabricated axles are sold for these.

35terraplane 07-20-2012 04:27 PM

Axle
 
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Originally Posted by BOBCRMAN@aol.com (Post 1575535)
No dropped spindles are made for beam axle.. Many fabricated axles are sold for these.

The spindles are not dropped the axle is, take a look at a f-400, when I first started in hot rods we would use f-400 axles all the time the ends go up about 4" if I remmber right.

Bob

Sgt RedMan 07-21-2012 09:49 PM

http://www.airbagit.com/dropped-lowe...580-f200.htm]I Beams,dropped[/url]

This is how you do it. If you got the bucks, it is expensive but is the right way to do the job and keep everything in alignment. You might want to read up on the I beam suspension and the engineering involved. Not a bad idea, but will explain why this is the right way to go.


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