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Username Post: Drop spindles w/drum brakes        (Topic#373677)
BA5door 
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Reg: 04-02-13
08-23-23 02:16 PM - Post#2861863    

I don't want to change my front wheels to accommodate discs.
I know it's been done but I'd like to know more about the process.
Can someone enlighten me?



 


Rick_L 
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Loc: Katy, Tx, USA
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08-23-23 03:20 PM - Post#2861865    
    In response to BA5door

No way without a lot of engineering and machine work, for a net negative result compared to discs.



 
BA5door 
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08-24-23 05:16 PM - Post#2861894    
    In response to Rick_L

Still hoping for a response to my question.



 
Rick_L 
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08-24-23 08:51 PM - Post#2861899    
    In response to BA5door

The biggest problem is that none of the dropped spindles have a boss for the anchor pin that the top end of the brake shoes ride against. It's difficult to provide, and must be strong because that pin provides the reaction force for the brake shoes.



 
irishsteve 
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Reg: 08-05-22
01-26-24 08:32 PM - Post#2866341    
    In response to BA5door

Cut one coil off your front springs.That will bring you down about 1.5 inches.



 
55MAS 
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01-27-24 06:44 AM - Post#2866347    
    In response to irishsteve

Agree with the above post.



 
5Larry7 
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Loc: Dallas, TX
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01-27-24 11:12 AM - Post#2866349    
    In response to BA5door

I thought there were disc brake kits out there that would fit stock wheels. Try a Google search.

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bobb 
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01-28-24 09:44 AM - Post#2866373    
    In response to irishsteve

sometimes there isnt enough alignment adjustment when doing that. must check first.

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docjns1 
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docjns1
Loc: upstate NY
Reg: 11-12-19
02-06-24 04:16 PM - Post#2866652    
    In response to bobb

If not looking to lower the front end, just convert to discs, you'll have to investigate disc kits and verify you can run your wheels (original 14"?), if so next issue might be they'll push the wheel outward a bit and could cause interference with fenders when turning. On my '65 I was lucky to find a kit that used my original spindles but did move hub/wheel outward about 1/2" if I remember. Mine also required minimum 15" vs o.e. 14" wheels

Steve
*********
'65 Impala SS, Crocus Yellow/blk
327 / 300 L74
M11 3 on the tree
12 bolt 3.31 open dif


 
docjns1 
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Loc: upstate NY
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02-06-24 05:29 PM - Post#2866658    
    In response to docjns1

Sorry all, guess I misunderstood the question here...in the words of Emily Litella.." never mind"

Steve
*********
'65 Impala SS, Crocus Yellow/blk
327 / 300 L74
M11 3 on the tree
12 bolt 3.31 open dif


 


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