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Hot Rods Help me identify this spindle

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by td9323, May 14, 2018.

  1. td9323
    Joined: Nov 25, 2007
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    Got started on my front end assembly with some old swap meet stuff I had laying around and immediately hit a snag. This appears to be a 42-48 Ford spindle but the inner bearing seat is larger than it should be, about 1.32 instead of 1.18. Larger seal also. Obviously, I have to find another one but I'm curious to know what this one is . Thanks
     

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  2. Pete Eastwood
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    from california

  3. td9323
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    My first thought too but its not a bolt-on steering arm.
     
  4. 28rp
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    Maybe it ,s a 42-48 3/4 ton pickup spindle-they look pretty much identical , but the inner bearing seat is larger.........
     
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  5. ^^^ yup, off a big pick-up. You can use F-1/F-100 brakes or the disc brake kits made for F-1/F-100 trucks.
     
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  7. seb fontana
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    Only one has the bolt on arm.
     
  8. F-1 spindles have a bolt on drivers side arm which includes the steering arm for side steer and passenger side spindle has an integral arm with only one eye.

    "Tonner" truck spindles both have integral arms (OP post shows drivers side spindle) with the passenger side arm also having a second eye for cross steer.

    You gotta look close to distinguish them from '42-'48 square-back spindles.
     
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  9. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
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    A few charts. Hope they help. 0904sr_02_z+ford_chevy_spindles+diagram.jpg axle_suspension.jpg id-spindle.gif
     
  10. roundvalley
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    28rp gets chicken dinner.
     
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  11. td9323
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    Thanks everyone. Anybody got a drivers side 42-48 car spindle they want to part with?
     
  12. trad27
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    Possibly, I know I have a spare loose square back I’ve been wondering what the hell im going to do with just a single. I’ll check when I get home if it’s pass or driver
     
  13. I have an extra 1942-1948 car spindle that I would trade for a 1937-1941 passenger side spindle.
     

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