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In days of old when rodders were bold

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 61bone, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. 61bone
    Joined: Feb 12, 2005
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    61bone
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    Dropped spindles have been around since long before Speedway. Anybody know or should I say remember how it was done?:)
     
  2. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    They were manufactured new for the Model T for the aftermarket just as those today are done.
    There were also individuals who cut and welded spindles just as there are today.
     
  3. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
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    Bruce Lancaster
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    There were also elaborate kits of fairly simple bracketry that simply moved stock uprights upward, typically by adding links the length of the drop between upright and lower bushings (this is pre-balljoint) and a spacer to move up top A-arm. This kits typically contained no parts much more complicated than short pieces of strap steel with a couple of holes...
    early GM's used A-arms that looked like bolt together assemblages of erector set parts... these could be lowered another way by bolting in spacers between the part that held the spring and the girders around the edge.
    Ford made its own drop spindles for T's--I think there were a couple of different heights here, and some lower ones in the UK. There were also bolt-on drop kits that were essentially suicide mounts for the front spring.
     

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