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Old 03-03-2017, 05:14 PM   #11
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Here use this calculator to figure tire size. Just click on "Front Tire Calc' do the measurements and plug them in.
http://tri-5.chevyrides.com/front_tire.php
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:57 AM   #13
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X2 on what acardon said. Dropped spindles don't have the anchor bolt provision at the top.
Rick, are you saying that the mounting bolt at the top of the William Chassis Works spindle indicates it's not a drop spindles? I'm not sure if I'm interpreting your response correctly.


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You really should use measurement "A" for the ride height. Factory is 9.41".

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You really should use measurement "A" for the ride height. Factory is 9.41".

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And from the picture, it looks factory to me.
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Greetings. My "new to me" '55 crossmember shows 6 1/4" from front edge of crossmember to floor with BFG 205/60/15 tires up front. Rear are 295/50/15.
I was told by former owner it had 2" drop spindles, but I'm wondering if maybe just low profile front tires? Center of wheel opening to floor is 25 5/8" and tires just about 24" diameter.
Question is do members think I might be able to put a taller tire up front without rubbing anywhere in the fender? Thinking a 205/65 maybe.
From what I'm reading cars with 2" drop spindles seem to have much less crossmember clearance than mine (6+"), tire diameter depending of course.

Turns out I don't have dropped spindles after all, simply cut coil-springs. Two coils it seems. Replacing with Moog 638's. Looking forward to getting the front end together this week and see where it sits. I'll decide about a taller front tire than the 205/60/15's currently on.
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I am running 205/70R15 with 2 inch spindles and one coil cut no rubbing at all room for more tire if needed
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We finally got around to getting at the front suspension on my '55. Turns out only the coils had been cut in order to drop the front and not true "drop spindles" as previous owner said. I used Moog 638 coils which brought the front end up nicely (in my opinion). I like how it sits, but driverside is 1" lower than passengerside. Ok for now, but like to have it even. Question is how? Add spacer to driverside or cut passengerside coil?
I'm thinking of replacing the 205/60/15 front tires with 205/70/15's so maybe best to do that first and check for clearance....Hmmmmm. Think I'm over analyzing this a little.

I'll get a front pic later.
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Looking at your pics, it looks to me like your passenger rear is lower then the drivers rear, judging by the amount of wheel exposed on both rear wheels.

It might be an optical illusion however. If what I see is true, that would effect the ride height it front.
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From this front pic and by eyeball it looks pretty level to me though measures about an inch higher on passenger side.

Measures about 1/2 inch higher at rear passenger side.
Think I can live with that.
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