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Do dropped spindles work with 15" wheels?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Swedesled66, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Had a search for other threads but couldn't find anything to fit the bill.

    I have a 53 GMC truck that has a Nova rear steer clip in it (fairly sure it is Nova and not Camaro), but I want to drop it in the weeds and need some advise on drop spindles.

    All the write ups for drop spindles I read about talk about being able to upgrade to 13" disc brakes, but I want to run 15" wheels. I am thinking of keeping the standard finned drums for the looks (I don't really race it) but I have heard that drop spindles can cause clearance issues with steering arms.

    Any help greatly appreciated.
  2. lead54chrysler
    Joined: Feb 4, 2010
    Posts: 46


    What year nova front clip are you useing
  3. I think the clip is around a 69-70 era, though not exactly sure, based upon photos of a 1970 Nova it is about the closest match.

    Not sure why you would choose a clip with drum brakes to weld in rather than one with discs brakes.:rolleyes:
  4. Is it that there is a danger of interference with the lower control arm on 15" wheels? I know I read somewhere that there could be problems.

  5. leorilla
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 69


    I have a 73/74 Nova clip in my 46 ford coupe. I am running corvette Steelies on mr car. I am running power drum brakes . That's the way it came. I stop on a dime and it gives me all kinds of change.


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