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Corvair Drop Spindles?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Al Consoli, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Al Consoli
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    Does anybody make drop spindles for a Corvair suspension?
     
  2. 1gearhead
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    Don't know of any one making drop spindles for your Corvair, but you can adapt early Camero spindles by making adapter rings to install the Camero Ball joints & spindles onto the Corvair A-arms. This will allow you to use Camero drop spindles and also adapt disc brakes. For what it's worth.
     
  3. Choptop
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    check Corvair Underground or Clarks Corvairs
     
  4. bct
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    flip them over ...they are symetrical
     
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  5. J Man
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    As far as I know they don't. I think the early Nove spindles are pretty close. Are you looking for just a drop or disc brakes as well?
     
  6. Al Consoli
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    Thanks for the help! :D The brakes work very well and the car rides good. I just wanted to drop the front a little, so I think I'll flip the spindles. I had thought about swapping to a Mustang II suspension, but I've talked to a few guys who have switched from a Corvair and they said the Corvair suspension was a better ride. This is on my 32 Plymouth by the way, not a Corvair.
     
  7. blowby
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    I'm probably the last guy on the planet with Corvair front suspension save for Corvair owners. I just looked at my spindles and they will not flip, the top ball joint mount is inboard of the bottom as one might expect. Perhaps you are thinking of steering arms.

    I may try some S10 drop spindles, which are apparently adaptable via ball joint mods. But I know Corvairs changed spindles when they went 4 to 5 lug around '65, don't know if the S10 spindles fit both iterations.
     
  8. Before the Mustang II was the front suspension of choice the Corvair front suspension reigned as the trick setup,,the Camero disc brakes and spindles were a easy swap and with the installation you receive a drop at no extra charge. HRP
     
  9. corvair63
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    If its five lug ( late model corvair ) then most everything front end wise is the same as 67 and 68 camaro


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  10. blowby
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    Sounds good, do you know what year Camaro and if it works on all year 'Vairs? Mine is the early 4 lug unfortunately.
     
  11. Well,we did this in 1979 on a Model A sedan and my old Model A pickup,,so they would have be in the late 60's early 70's,,HRP
     
  12. corvair63
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    Not sure if the early model is the same but it could be I just know that the 67 and 68 camaro were based off the 65 corvair


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  13. black 62
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    back in 61 we threw a couple of 100lb bags of gravel in the trunk---looked cool...
     
  14. Phil1934
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  15. modified1927
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    Wait a second I used Vega spindles on a 'Vair front and they just went on. Back then welded up the holes in the disks and redrilled to 5 x 4.5" because of the wheels I had were ford pattern. I think they were off 1974
     
  16. Model A Vette
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    The only stuff that will swap from 67-69 Camaros to 5 lug Corvairs are the hubs and rear brakes to the front of the Corvairs. The spindles are different as are the steering arms (wrong spacing).
     
  17. CutawayAl
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    On older cars parts like hubs, spindles, and steering arms were cast or forged steel. That has mostly changed from steel to cast malleable/ductile iron(or in some hubs even sintered metal). I believe Vega hubs were iron. Welding on malleable/ductile iron using conventional methods is a bad idea. Because you didn't have trouble doesn't mean its ok. Before I knew better I got away with doing what you described and worse.
     

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