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Old 06-21-2005, 04:35 PM
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Yet another MII drop spindle question

Seller told me that the spindles I bought are forged steel one piece american made, but now that they have arrived I don't think so. I believe they are 2 piece, but still maybe forged because of the wide parting line [kind of like a parting line on a cast vs steel crank shaft] on them. My question is should I try and make him make good on the deal, or just use these? These are my first set of drop spindles, so I am not sure how safe these will be.

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"One-piece" spindles??

It is a mystery to me, this description of "one-piece" unless perhaps they are considering the spindle as only the ball joint to ball joint forged piece and the inserted piece a stub axle(a UK-style description).
As far as I know all aftermarket spindles are made this way.
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Old 06-21-2005, 06:52 PM
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I have seen them advertised as 1 piece and I have heard some made of cast iron with pressed in stub, instead of forged steel. It's confusing to me, but as long as these are forged steel I guess they should be OK. I still think the wide parting line confirms these are forged but I am not 100% sure and if forged why not one piece?

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Someone on another board say these look like cast instead of forged. Can anyone explain to me the difference in appearance between cast iron and forged steel.
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My spindels

All of mine look like what you have and they are the stock ford spindles..as far as the 2 piece is concerned..that is the way they are made..the steel required for the "axle stub" is a different thing than what is required for the "spindle"

You can run a Spark Test to help you determine just what kind of metal the spindle is..

As far as how they look in the picture, they look very similar to what I have here and I know mine are the stock ford spindles..

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Thanks for the reply. There are some one piece forged spindles being made and thats what I was told these were. I would feel better if I knew if atleast they are forged steel and not cast iron. I looked up spark test on google and couldn't come up with anything. I don't know that much about drop spindles, so maybe I am being paranoid, but I will have my life riding on then.
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