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Volare spindles.... raised?

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Anyone know if you can buy raised volarie spindles anywhere? Or can they be cut and rewelded? The torsion bars are cranked up as high as I feel comfortable going.

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crossmember

Doesn't the Volarie have a bolt in crossmember, put some spacers between the frame structure and the crossmember.
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Hey everyone,

Anyone know if you can buy raised volarie spindles anywhere? Or can they be cut and rewelded? The torsion bars are cranked up as high as I feel comfortable going.

Thanks
"Raised spindles" that's something you don't hear anymore. Back in the early seventies my dad found my brother a very nice 59 Chevy wagon that was raised a foot over stock! I wish I had a photo of the spindles, some shop did a masterful job making them.

They can be cut and welded but you better have a QUALIFIED welder weld them!


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timothale, I'll have to look at my manual too see but i think its welded in.

MARTINSR, they still make raised spindles for a lot of trucks on the market. It looks like I might have to find a good welder. Its probally a little more than I want to tackel with my stick welder LOL
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volare to truck swap,

I looked at a early 50's truck a while back, got down and looked under it and the guy said it unbolted, for the truck swap he trimmed the crossmember, I just checked the ford truck forum and they go thru a list of Mopar swaps into ford trucks,
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Well they unbolt from the Volare but are then welded in. At least all I have seen have the frame rails cut to shape then welded in.

I really had my hopes up. It would have been a great way to raise it. It looks like my only hope is some custom fabbed raised spindles. It looks like there are a few shops that do this kind of work but it looks like most of them want to do the same spindles they have been doing.
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