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Username Post: 66 c10 and trying to use 89 c2500 spindel ball joint problem        (Topic#361534)
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Reg: 06-21-03
06-26-20 05:00 PM - Post#2797261    

hi guys i have a 66 c10 and i am trying to use a1989 c2500 6 lug spindle but i am having a problem finding a lower ball joint that will press in the a arm and fit the larger taper.can any one help.


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06-26-20 05:46 PM - Post#2797264    
    In response to cphoenix

I think you should ditch the 1989 spindle and use 1973-1987 spindles with new 1973-1987 upper and lower ball joints.

I used 1974 spindles and new 1974 upper and lowerball joints, used 6 lug CPP rotors, also CPP custom tie rod adjuster, new 1965 C10 outer tie rods as my new inner tie rods, and new 1974 outter tie rod end as my new outter tie rods, use this combination with the custom tie rod adjuster sleeve the way the threads are cut.

Or you could buy new aftermarket spindles, not sure what's available now, it's been over 10 years since my swap.

I have never heard of anyone using 1989 spindles, maybe someone else has and I'm just not aware.

Oh I used 1974 brake calipers also, of course got rebuilt ones and new pads, all works great.

Edited by 1965C-10 on 06-26-20 05:47 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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06-28-20 11:43 AM - Post#2797377    
    In response to 1965C-10

He means to do this. Or you can order spindles from CCP.

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Edited by Chevy_Stepside on 06-28-20 11:43 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

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06-28-20 12:18 PM - Post#2797384    
    In response to cphoenix

larger taper in the spindle? there may be spagers available from stock car race parts suppliers. i had custom ones made once.

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