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Username Post: 1967 Spindles        (Topic#351733)
67 Al 
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Reg: 06-26-18
06-26-18 06:41 AM - Post#2738214    

I was going to put my 67 back to stock height and when I bought it has 2 inch dropped spindles. It has disc brakes on the front. Not sure if stock or after market. How can you tell the difference? The reason I am asking a guy has two stock spindles to sell from a 64 with new drums and shoes and cylinders. Are the spindles the same for disc and drums? I would like to keep the disc brakes in front.Thanks.

Edited by 67 Al on 06-26-18 08:30 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


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06-26-18 08:36 AM - Post#2738220    
    In response to 67 Al

Factory disc brakes on a 67 used D3 pads, which are made for a 4 piston caliper. AFAIK, these pads were not used with aftermarket spindles. They look like this:

Stock spindles are different for discs and drums. If you want to go back to stock height, get drum brake spindles and an aftermarket disc conversion kit. These kits come with special brackets which allow you to mount the calipers. The conversion parts are easier to find than stock disc brake spindles.


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67 Al 
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06-26-18 10:03 AM - Post#2738224    
    In response to raycow

Thanks Ray for the info. I dont think they are a four piston brake. Must be after market which might fit on the stock drum spindles the guy has for sale. I changed my 55 Chev over to disc using the same spindles and it works great. Thanks again. Really appreciate.

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08-25-18 06:39 PM - Post#2744387    
    In response to 67 Al

Most aftermarket spindles and disc conversion kits will use a commonly available later model factory brake parts. Ones like for early 80s Camaro or even S10 parts. That way you can go to any parts store and get replacement parts.

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67 Al 
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Reg: 06-26-18
09-02-18 09:35 AM - Post#2745074    
    In response to wagonman100

Thanks for the info. I bought new front spindles for after market disc brakes that were already on the truck. Went together fine.Thanks again.


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