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« on: August 27, 2008, 10:25:30 AM »
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Here's a link I found to be very interesting! I like the way they added strength to the set-up.

Have any of you done them this way? If so, pros & cons please!

I hope you all enjoy!

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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2008, 11:26:16 AM »
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That's definitely "different"
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2008, 06:24:49 AM »
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That's Deffinately not a helpfull post... LOL!

Come on... tell me how you really feel about the way they did it? It looks superiour to some "other ways" I have seen them done!
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2008, 02:58:14 PM »
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That's Deffinately not a helpfull post... LOL!

Come on... tell me how you really feel about the way they did it? It looks superiour to some "other ways" I have seen them done!


Better...yes. Overkill....yes. People have been flipping spindles the same way for 30 years(maybe longer). If it didn't work or was unsafe people would not do it.

In all theory the only "correct" dropped spindle would be a welded non-flipped version.
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2008, 06:14:07 PM »
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 Nate at Wagenwest makes welded drop spindles and last time I talked to him he had a jig to do them with only one pair. He does 4",5" and 6"
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2008, 05:54:02 PM »
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Welded spindles have been around too but you must understand that a spindle is forged. A welded spindle is not a strong but done correctly should not be a problem.
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2010, 09:51:08 PM »
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will my 57 dropped spindles fit on the beam of my 63 camper? like to see if it will work to lower one and slam the other
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2010, 02:12:09 AM »
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will my 57 dropped spindles fit on the beam of my 63 camper? like to see if it will work to lower one and slam the other

As long as they are using the same link pin they will work.
Brakes can be different on a late '63, but you can swap the brakes over as well if need be and you'll be set.
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2010, 09:17:06 AM »
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Was my post deleted? I thought I responded to this.
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2010, 01:01:30 PM »
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Nothing in the recycle bin.
You need to get off the Reno herb....
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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2010, 03:16:31 PM »
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Maybe it timed out or something. I know I responded. Pretty much the same as yours with a lot of rambling.
 I dont think I have ever gotten bud grown here.
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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2010, 04:08:05 PM »
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Is it posible to have a 2 or 2.5" drop rather than the more popular 3.5" drop spindle?
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« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2010, 07:23:40 PM »
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 I would guess that the only way to get 2-2.5" would be welded.
 Why not just put adjusters on the beam?
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2010, 07:23:44 AM »
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  Why not just put adjusters on the beam?

I was originally thinking that this would be the direction I would take.  However, I open to alternatives.  I really don't have access to a decent welder.  Thought about purchasing a beam already modified, but the "play funds" aren't there right now.  So initially I may flip the spindles and see how I like it.

I think my SC will look much better low when I bolt on the new sprint stars.  I might have to get new tires, however, as the current set up has 205's out back and 195's up front.

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