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Need info on Hi boy spindles for a 1955 chevy

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dirtyball, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. dirtyball
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    I have two sets of them.:D They are 6 1/2 inches taller then stock. Im just wondering what they are worth
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    at least 50 bucks a pair , send em to me
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    They still have the backing plates on them. One set i found in the trunk an the other set is still on the car.
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    Ive tried looking and cant find any info on these
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    There were some on a '57 Nomad I had years ago, I thought they were hokey and home-made (and dangerous!). I took them off and pitched them. I'm a dumba$$.
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    Something like this
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    yep thats it they were called hike ups. built by bobby brown in okc...(classic chevy on north potland avenue
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    Im probaly going to sell these. Im wanting 2" drop spindles
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    and how much to buy said spindles?:cool:
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    make me a good offer. Im going to be at the hamb friday and saturday and could deliver
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    Those are done very well compared to some I've seen.
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    id go 100 bucks for a pair of em. or two for two pair im in okc, dont go to the hamb drags, wont let me race my henry j there... sam
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    There was a guy in Northern California making those spindles in the '60s, "Al's Automotive". A guy I knew had a '55 Chevy with them on it, an ill-handling ride above 45 MPH. (some negative caster)
    His pal had a '69 Charger that had been 'raised up' the same way.

    Another friend of theirs had a '55 Chevy 210 that had 6" pieces of 3/4" galvanized pipe 'spacers' above the frame at the body mounts! You could see daylight thru the space between the body and frame as he drove by.
    He touted his cleverness at 'Being all raised up' with the stock ride.

    That 'spindle trick' is like the Scottish Pole balance. Ride-along lawn mowers use that geometry for their front spindles.
    A good tube axle makes way more sense.
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    I found out there was a guy selling these over on the trifive web site for 500$ a pair. which i know i will never get that out of these.
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    i would be interested in the one set of spindles that are on the car.how much?

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