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Dropped Spindles for a 57-58 Ranchero??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HIGG, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. Do they make dropped spindles for a 57-58 ranchero or fairlane or???
    Any advice to lower my rig before I torch the springs?????
    Thanx HIGG
    www.ekustom.net
     
  2. How about go for a 2 for 1 special...go get you some front discs off a 74-ish Torino or Ranchero. They bolt right on...and I think you get a 2 inch drop too...

    Your seat is still in Bend Ore. maybe a HAMBer is passing through for one of the events here this month...

    Lets see some pics of the beast!!
     
  3. shoebox72
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    I got mine from Fatman Fabrication.

    Billy
     
  4. SimonSez
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  5. Granada will go on, but you need to ream out the ball joint holes in the spindle..they dont seat properly...about 60-75 bucks..theres a few machine shops that specialize in that in So Cal..
     
  6. DrJ
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  7. abe lugo
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    I have versailles spindles, the lower balljoint hole is large and doesn't need so much reaming. also I think a coil and a half are chopped on the front. The rear I took two leafs off and have 2" lowering blocks
     

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  8. abe lugo
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    Another thing, I think I told you already, if you want to run cheap steelie after the disc swap you must go to the junkyard and find a victoria taxi cab, those rims fit you new hub hole. your old rims won't fit because the only fit drum brake hubs.
     
  9. Gettin the info - Thanx... Desrt when its time you got that spindle setup dont you? _ Also the 58 gettin ready for some base coat - All body work done and there was plenty of it,, Tryin for someting like this - but w/diff wheels etc.... Abe your rig lookin good also sent you aan email about some product.. HIG
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  10. What is that grill insert?
    TZ
     
  11. Looks like the bumper and grill insert are from a square bird ('58-'60 Tbird). Not sure though.
     
  12. chota5
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    from Nor Cal

    Gonna try to revive a 6yr old tread here. I too am looking for a source for drop spindles for a '57 Ranchero. And where I live Granadas and Torinos were crushed many years ago. Our junkyards are filled with 90 and up cars. Does anyone make drop spindles/disc conversion for a '57? And no I'm not even interested in a MII kit.
     
  13. WhoDoYouFink
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    try ebay for granada spindles then source the calibers and rotors and such from your local parts house. just a suggestion, or try a thread in the wanted section of the classifieds.
     
  14. XL-FE
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    Spindles from a 70´s fullsize FoMoCo (Lincoln´s, T-bird, LTD and so on) fits perfect, it also has the correct steering arm geometry. It doesn´t drop much, though, only 1/2" and it has the 5 on 5" wheel pattern with 3" hub. Another thing to think about is that when going to disc brakes you need more leverage on the brake pedal. I altered the geometry by moving up the pushrods joint.
     

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  15. GinettaG12P
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    The grille is a stock 1958 Meteor Rideau grille.
     
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