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54 Ford Lower ball Joint relocation

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dropped70, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. dropped70
    Joined: Jan 31, 2010
    Posts: 20

    from Ohio

    I have heard of moving the lower ball joint to the top of the lower control arm in order to lower the front end and still have suspension travel. I have a 1954 Ford Mainline and I lowered the spring perch in the control arm 2 inches. Love the looks but I have frame hitting issues. Just hoping to start a good descussion.
    I have read about different springs and Granada spindles, but I have a budget and want to use my witts not just a parts catalog
    I can post pics but all I did was weld two pieces of 1x1 square stock togther, drilled them and bolted them between the lower pearch and the control arm.
  2. lonestar54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 13


    The Granada spindles involve machining the taper to accept the lower ball joint. They worked great on my 54 Costomline. The best part was that I bought the whole Granada for $300, saving money over a kit already, got everything I needed for the suspension and brakes, plus a running sbf, trans, and rearend, scrapped the body and got $120 of it back!
  3. old lady's mad
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 173

    old lady's mad

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