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Old 05-10-2007, 12:01 AM
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I'm in desperate need of help.

Hi, just started on my 50 ford tudor and ran into a huge kink. the previous owner of this car snapped the front passenger spindle and then welded it back together. I want to put front disc brakes on the car but can't afford the price right now, is there anything out there that will cross match and give me disc brakes and also fit in between the A arms????? please HELP FRANKEN50

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...sigh...

If on a budget, it might be best to find another spindle (unique as these had pins instead of ball joints) and buy one of those disc brake conversions that mount GM on the stock spindle.

...i can't believe i said this...
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Here's description of the installation of a kit:

http://www.customrodder.com/tech/051...nsion_upgrade/
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Welded a spindle back together? I would not drive that accident to the end of my drive way!!!

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Welded a spindle back together? I would not drive that accident to the end of my drive way!!!

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That was my thought, but I didn't say anything. I've used eighth inch plate to bring together inner and outer halves of sheet metal A-arms, but that's a lot different from welding a spindle.
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Yeah, the previous owner was a real magician. I'm suprised he's still alive! Thanks for the help. If you have anymore ideas, I'm open to anything!
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Welded spindle! You saved the life of the previous owner by buying the car. He should buy you a new spindle for doing so.
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re: I'm in desperate need of help.

Not sure I understand where you're headed, but maybe this is the first step.
Bob at Owens Salvage in Wellinton Texas. Has lots of old car stuff. Just sent me drums/hubs for a 52 Pontiac ( a direct bolt in swap for my original 41's, but heavier/wider/stronger). Bet he can find your spindle, or an interchange. Prices were very reasonable, recieved in 3 days.
they have a toll free number 800-798-2581
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