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Old 06-11-2004, 11:06 PM
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Ihave a 66 ford thats been in the family since it was bought,and I'm in the process of updating everything and I want to lower it. I was told to get drop spindles forthe front to get the drop I want and not have to keep replacing tires. Is there such a thing and if so where do I get them. I was also told that you could use rotors off 74 front end on those spindles? (HELP)

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I put disc brakes on my '65 F100 and used the complete I-beam set up from a 73 pickup. I would think you could swap just the spindle as well. Another thing about getting everything off a donor truck, I got the proportioning valve and everything I would need to do the swap.

You can get drop spindles. Pick up a Truck magazine and you'll see ads in there for companies that supply them. Fat Man Fabrications comes to mind for some reason, I don't know if they'd have them.


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I also have used later model axles in the 66 pickup for disc brakes. The safest way to drop these is to use an aftermkt dropped dual I-beam setup. The aftermkt axles are actually made of heavy wall tubing and are available in several drop increments.
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