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Old 06-06-2002, 05:12 PM
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Does anyone know if Herb Adams still makes Knuckles? Know anyone who does? I would like to build a suspension for rods, but don't know where to find knuckles. question number 2: could I make a spindle weldment? If I need to go to the drawing board and calculate the stresses, I guess I neeed to. would like to use what has been learned though.

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I don't know about where you live, but here there is no welding allowed on any steering component. If you die or kill someone driving your car with the modified component your insurance is void. All steering components must be forged medium carbon steel, this is an area where I would leave well enough alone unless you can find something close to what you need and modify the control arms or some other part of the suspension to accomplish what you want (funny that is not illegal?).

BTW what is it you want to do?
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Thanks, at least I can eliminate that idea.
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Bugsy What are you trying to do here. I'm alittle lost. I fab brackets and frames,I might be able to help you
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My short term intentions concerned lowering the front end of my project Dart, while keeping the geometry the same as stock. In the long run, I was hoping that a weldment was aviable option for spindles. It is a lot cheaper and easier than whittling the pieces out of a block. I had recalled that stock car builders had made spindles from weldments, but that was on a track, where the leagal requirements are different. I have plans for a scratch built rod where this would come in handy, but it may prove unfeasible.
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My best friend has a 69 mach 1 with Fat Man Fabrications dropped spindles on it. They are machined out of probably 1" plate with a hole bored for the spindle to press into. Then, if I remember correctly, the balljoint mounts are machined separatly and then welded on. The steering arm is welded on also. I kind of chuckeled when we pulled them out of the box the first time, but figured that they must be okay or they wouldn't be selling them. so now after about 6 or 7 years, they have given no trouble what-so-ever. It would be up to you but If I were to build some I would start with a billit and machine them out completley then press the spindle with a shoulder on it, from the back. good luck.
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