View Full Version : Do I have drop spindles?
11-02-2007, 05:49 PM
I only recently bought the car and don't yet know it well. Can you tell from this picture if I have drop spindles? I initially thought so, but the rotors are small (10"), and most descriptions of drop spindles I've seen say they require the larger rotors.
11-02-2007, 06:15 PM
I'd say you do have dropped spindles.
11-02-2007, 06:38 PM
YES!!!! They may be McGaugheys. That's what I have and they take the SAME rotor
11-02-2007, 07:53 PM
Yes, I agree. Actually most of the dropped spindles take a slightly small rotor than the rotors that fit a stock spindle.
11-02-2007, 08:42 PM
Right on! There's $500 I can re-direct to a pocket kit. :tu
11-05-2007, 04:07 PM
I have a question for all, on drop spindles, My father (being a 60's greaser) had a number of these tri-5s and they used to raise the front ends up w/out tube framing and straight axle, He calls those drop-spindles , they used to take two sets and make one, i would like to raise my 55 up a little but I don't want to butcher the frame and I don't want to straight axle it, all thoughts are appreciated!!
11-05-2007, 04:44 PM
What you're referring to is the opposite of today's dropped spindles.
I've never seen one of that type that looked safe enough to drive, let alone drive fast.
11-05-2007, 05:02 PM
There is some spring extenders on e-bay. Do a search on "55 chevy front lift" in E-bay motors. Don't know how good they work or how safe they are. :confused:
11-05-2007, 05:50 PM
These are not for the average welder. Two stock spindles welded together to make one raised spindle.
11-05-2007, 07:25 PM
Holy ****! :eek:
11-06-2007, 01:09 PM
But do they sell such any where???? Thats cool!!!
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