Welcome to the THE H.A.M.B. forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Go Back   THE H.A.M.B. > General Discussion > The Hokey Ass Message Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-30-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
openwheel44
FNG
 
openwheel44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 7
Default Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

Does anyone know of someone or some company that is making the "raised" spindles for the 55-57 chevys like they did years ago? I had a set that raised the car around 6-6 1/2 inches. Bought a set, made a jig, kept it for many, many years and then evidently threw it away. Idiot.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
Mr. Sinister
Member
 
Mr. Sinister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fair Hill, MD.
Posts: 918
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

http://www.racingjunk.com/Chevrolet/...-SPINDLES.html

Not sure of anyone making them currently.

Going gasser style?
__________________
Bill -
55 Chevy 210
68 Caddy Coupe DeVille

Broken Rods CC
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 12:49 PM   #3
moose
Grenade Inspector
 
moose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Hanover, MA
Posts: 323
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

You should check with Nate-- jnt1957. His father in law was going to make something like that I think.

Quote:
Originally Posted by openwheel44 View Post
Does anyone know of someone or some company that is making the "raised" spindles for the 55-57 chevys like they did years ago? I had a set that raised the car around 6-6 1/2 inches. Bought a set, made a jig, kept it for many, many years and then evidently threw it away. Idiot.
__________________
Moose

Manifolds by Moose
http://www.manifoldsbymoose.com/
offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 04-30-2012, 03:15 PM   #4
openwheel44
FNG
 
openwheel44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 7
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

Already gone crazy with "gasser style." My two street gassers, 41 Willys and 55 Chevy both have straight axles. Love'em both. This is for a friend that doesn't want to dive off the deep end and go "all straight axle insane" but wants the gasser stance. Thanks for the responses........I had already found the Ft. Worth set and passed that on but I am sure the set I had raised it much farther.

Anybody else got any suggestions?

How do I get ahold of the "Nate?"
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #5
Johnny Gee
Old School HAMBer
 
Johnny Gee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 2.7 miles East of the Broiler on SR42 Downey, Ca
Posts: 4,099
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Sinister View Post
http://www.racingjunk.com/Chevrolet/...-SPINDLES.html

Not sure of anyone making them currently.

Going gasser style?
Wow!, is it just me or did they alter the camber angle?

As far as more suggestion's I would go with taller spring's and upper ball joint extention's. Not the Alum. type extention but the "C" style. That's good for 4 plus inch's of lift over stock and more traditional that Street Freak high in the sky stance.
__________________
Mussels with French Fries and Mayonaise
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 06:45 PM   #6
nwbhotrod
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: wash state
Posts: 1,028
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

What the Hell why would you raise the car. You must mean lower Iam sure thats what you mean
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Incoming Pictures 068.jpg
Views:	43
Size:	77.3 KB
ID:	1627434  
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 06:51 PM   #7
Johnny Gee
Old School HAMBer
 
Johnny Gee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 2.7 miles East of the Broiler on SR42 Downey, Ca
Posts: 4,099
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

Went back looking and found what I was looking for. Click and see http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...20&postcount=3
__________________
Mussels with French Fries and Mayonaise
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 06:58 PM   #8
GassersGarage
Old School HAMBer
 
GassersGarage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Torrance, Ca
Posts: 4,829
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

Perhaps spindles for an S10 might work. I think it was "Pimp My Ride", they used raised spindles for an S10 pre-runner to built a Monte Carlo/Olds Cutlas with 24" rims.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 07:02 PM   #9
Johnny Gee
Old School HAMBer
 
Johnny Gee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 2.7 miles East of the Broiler on SR42 Downey, Ca
Posts: 4,099
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

Quote:
Originally Posted by GassersGarage View Post
Perhaps spindles for an S10 might work. I think it was "Pimp My Ride", they used raised spindles for an S10 pre-runner to built a Monte Carlo/Olds Cutlas with 24" rims.
Do the lower ball joints on a s10 pre-runner point downward like a TriFive?
__________________
Mussels with French Fries and Mayonaise
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 08:03 PM   #10
Mr. Sinister
Member
 
Mr. Sinister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fair Hill, MD.
Posts: 918
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Gee View Post
Wow!, is it just me or did they alter the camber angle?

As far as more suggestion's I would go with taller spring's and upper ball joint extention's. Not the Alum. type extention but the "C" style. That's good for 4 plus inch's of lift over stock and more traditional that Street Freak high in the sky stance.
Well, nobody makes the lift spindles anymore because they got a nasty reputation for being unsafe.

openwheel44: Should he go this route, tell your buddy plenty of gassers "back in the day" didn't run straight axles, no matter how many hipsters try to tell you different.
__________________
Bill -
55 Chevy 210
68 Caddy Coupe DeVille

Broken Rods CC
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 09:02 PM   #11
moose
Grenade Inspector
 
moose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Hanover, MA
Posts: 323
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

Quote:
Originally Posted by openwheel44 View Post
Already gone crazy with "gasser style." My two street gassers, 41 Willys and 55 Chevy both have straight axles. Love'em both. This is for a friend that doesn't want to dive off the deep end and go "all straight axle insane" but wants the gasser stance. Thanks for the responses........I had already found the Ft. Worth set and passed that on but I am sure the set I had raised it much farther.

Anybody else got any suggestions?

How do I get ahold of the "Nate?"
Search jnt1957 in the members section. Tell him Moose sent you.
__________________
Moose

Manifolds by Moose
http://www.manifoldsbymoose.com/
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 09:29 PM   #12
KoolKat-57
Senior Member
 
KoolKat-57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Dublin, OH
Posts: 1,192
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

I think he should lower the car too, that way he can be unique too!
KK
__________________
"Spectating without Participation will lead to Cynicism"
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 09:36 PM   #13
Johnny Gee
Old School HAMBer
 
Johnny Gee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 2.7 miles East of the Broiler on SR42 Downey, Ca
Posts: 4,099
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Sinister View Post
Well, nobody makes the lift spindles anymore because they got a nasty reputation for being unsafe.
Not all that true. All you need is 2 set's of spindles and a welder that knows how to weld them correctly. I don't care for them because the wider track you get from them.
__________________
Mussels with French Fries and Mayonaise
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 09:45 PM   #14
lippy
Old School HAMBer
 
lippy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Ks
Posts: 3,089
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

Johnny, I agree about the wider track. Looks like an eagle. I had two friends that had the welded spindles on their cars, both 55 2dr hdtps. They put the springs on top of the rearends and swapped the shock mounts side to side on the rear. Looked really spooky to me. One went back to stock and the other still sits in the shed since 1970. Lippy
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 07:35 AM   #15
Mr. Sinister
Member
 
Mr. Sinister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fair Hill, MD.
Posts: 918
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny Gee View Post
Not all that true. All you need is 2 set's of spindles and a welder that knows how to weld them correctly. I don't care for them because the wider track you get from them.
Just repeating what I've been told by some guys who used to race these cars. Personally, I'd just go straight axle, if I were to go gasser.
That puts a lot of stress on the spindles I would imagine. With as popular as gassers are now, I've got to think there's a reason they're not being made anymore.
__________________
Bill -
55 Chevy 210
68 Caddy Coupe DeVille

Broken Rods CC
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 08:21 AM   #16
Chevy55
Member
 
Chevy55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 430
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

I have looked at these spindles on a car at a show. No way would the lower ball joint hold up to the leverage that these will put on them. Ball joint extensions and 63 impala 409 wagon springs are the trick I am going to try on my next one.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 08:43 AM   #17
openwheel44
FNG
 
openwheel44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 7
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

Years ago, when I was in high school, I owned a 57 chevy. I tried the longer springs and upper ball joint extentions. No doubt the springs I used were probably wrong.....to stiff even though I had put a 396-375hp in it. Front end was a bitch to align since it swung the lower arms in as they went down. Didn't like the system at all. About the time the "reworked spindles" became available. I bought the set as mentioned above. Yes, they set the wheels out but nothing like those shown here. Plus they raised the car 6 inches....not 3 1/4 inches. They were professionally done. Nice heavy gussets and excellent welding. Drove the car for years. Never had a problem one with the spindles or any alignment issues. I raised the ass end by changing to coils and my own special trailing arms/sway bar. Being a kid....I hot rodded the hell out of the car everywhere and it did just fine. I lived to tell about it........amazingly.

Thanks for all the responses guys. But "lower" the car? Seriously? That is so "yesterday." LOL Pictures of my two gassers are on www.openwheel44.com if anyone is interested.
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 08:53 AM   #18
33hotrod
Grenade Inspector
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 105
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

Way kool, the 2 most ultimate gassers! Willys, and 55 chevy, they both look great! Stan
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 06:23 PM   #19
Johnny Gee
Old School HAMBer
 
Johnny Gee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 2.7 miles East of the Broiler on SR42 Downey, Ca
Posts: 4,099
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

Quote:
Originally Posted by openwheel44 View Post
Years ago, when I was in high school, I owned a 57 chevy. I tried the longer springs and upper ball joint extentions. Front end was a bitch to align since it swung the lower arms in as they went down. Didn't like the system at all.
Before I comment here, what type of ball joint extention did you use? The Alum. spacer type that fits between the balljoint and upper A-frame or the "C" style that fits between the upper balljoint and the top of the spindle.
__________________
Mussels with French Fries and Mayonaise
offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 11:13 AM   #20
openwheel44
FNG
 
openwheel44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 7
Default Re: Raised Spindles for 55-57 Chevys

My old system had the C shape upper fixture. It apparantly offset the holes to compensate for the front end alignment but it didn't get it like it should be. At least not back then. Maybe the new ones are layed out better to allow for easier front end alignments?? At any rate, the guy I was asking this all for has decided to go the Leggett Machine route. Spacers and extenders. Says the car will go up 4-6 inches depends on small block or big block. His car has a big block so he is considering "heavier" springs due to the additional weight.

Thanks guys for the comments.......
offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:07 AM.