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Old 02-09-2009, 08:33 PM
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Hi Gents. I am tinkering with a 29 nash frame and somewhat of a body.[the body mods come later]I am doing it on the cheap [like everyone],so i am making use of parts i have laying around. I have a 50 model Chevy pickup front axle that i will use in a Radius Rod ,single spring type front end. I have no problem fabricating all the brackets and makeing them look good.The problem is i want disc fronts on the stock axle.I can't seem to locate these aftermarket. A mod. to what i have would be all the better.I have a disc rear and it would be a little too different to have drum front and disc rear.I would like to find rotors- w/bearings to fit my spindles or disc spindles to fit my axle that use 5 3/4" Chevy car wheel pattern.Any help would be appreciated.

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That's probably what's going to happen Willys.Looks like you have a nice ride.I don't know what i was thinking,trying to look at the directions before i put it together[lol] Anyway happy roddin to you.
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You might check with speedway.

Anyone know of any rotors that will fit on 53 dodge 1/2 ton spindles?
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:48 PM
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Speedway don't have them. Thanks anyway but it sounds like were in the same boat.I like my machinist anyway. Happy roddin to ya
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Speedway has a hat and rotor system that may help you..Consists of a hat that goes on the spindle hub which then supports a rotor..(2 piece system). the you would have to make a bracket to support the calipers..

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/DISC-H...FSET,1366.html

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you might check out using 4 x 4 rotors that use a seperate hub. mabe use your stock hub and machine it or find some others. then flat plate like 36 willys did. I did a ford wagon drums to the front of my willys years ago... all backyard ..the willys used the same bolt pattern as the ford. ...the willys had rivet on drums... just a grinder and longer studs for the wheels... the ford drums went over the hub like rear brakes do ..matching wagon fronts and the brakes on the ford 9 In rear.
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You might chedk out using other GM spindles, pass car to truck. or the chevy truck sites for mor info.
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I don't know what i was thinking,trying to look at the directions before i put it together[lol] Anyway happy roddin to you.
Watch out. Talk like that can get your man-card pulled. NEVER look at directions.
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Thanks for all the good ideas guys. I think it's the torch and welder for me.
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sounds like its time to chuck those spindles up in a lathe to me....
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