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Old 12-31-2005, 08:33 AM
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Lowering a 65 Galaxie

Wanting to lower a 1965 galaxie.Don't seem to be able to find drop spindles for this year. Any help or ideas?

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Old 12-31-2005, 09:39 AM
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I have a few friends with mid 60's Fords and they end up changing springs to lower them . A few cut a coil or two off the original spring.

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If you want to keep the original geometry and springs, you can always cut the A-arms and offset with plates and gussets. (This would be the equivalent of that unavailable dropped spindle.) Really not all that difficult if you know what you're doing with a welder. Go to my photo gallery and you'll find a picture (not too difficult since it's the only picture there). In this case, a Pinto outer tip is being adapted to a British Sprite lower arm so I could use the Pinto spindles and brakes. Since the Sprite uses the shock absorber for the upper control arm, a custom tubular upper arm is shown in the picture. In your case, the same procedure would be used on both arms.
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