Mustang Drop Spindles

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  1. degins

    degins Member

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    The prototype is being machined. I can't hurry my vendors since this is not a high dollar project.

    The PBR bracket is fit to a Granada spindle and uses 2 piston PBRs.
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    untamable65 New Member

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    Thanks for the update. I dont need the spindle right this second anyways. I will be starting my new suspension upgrades in about a month or so. I already bought the CPP lower control arm kit and the TCP uppers and coil over mount. I just have to figure out how I am going to mount the coil overs on the CPP lowers once they arrive in about two or three weeks.
    kaleb
  3. degins

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    prototype casting

    As you can see, we've made a little progress. This is the rough casting cut from the sprue. The extra runners are there to assure a complete cast.
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    sweet, can't wait for the finished products. :nice:
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    alright looks good man, I'm with Bnickel I cant wait for the finished product.
  6. 65inworks

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    any new progress???
  7. degins

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    The first prototype is being shipped to me right now! I'll be off to SEMA/AAPEX later this week, so if it dosen't arrive by Friday, I won't see it for a week.
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    What is the material it is cast from? any treatments either?
  9. degins

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    Alloy steel. The yield strength is better than the original 70-73 spindle's material, and elongation is comparable.
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    Do you have a picture of the BACK of the spindle.. especially the middle area around the brake mounting area?
  11. degins

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    I am already working on the second iteration prototype. I'll publish pics as appropriate. If you have something in mind, let me know.
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    I am hoping that I could get a steering arm mod by cutting off the stock steering arm, and bolting one onto the lower brake mounting holes on the back side. For the arm I would try to get one machined from 3/4" plate or something similiar. Then I would have the area around the back side of the two holes machined flat to form 2 mating surfaces for the arm.

    For this to work there would need to be a good amount of steel joining the lower holes to the main spindle body.

    This was just an idea I had looking at the picture you posted. It looked like the steering arm is in line with those holes.

    This is just me thinking out loud. Now that I think about it, I might need a third hole to prevent moment on the attaching fasteners. Hrm.... should be doable.
  13. degins

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    I've considered making the steering arm removable. I may revisit the idea.

    BTW, I have limited ability to answer email right now. I'm in Vegas and have to go to the Krispy Kreme downstairs from my Hotel to get an Internet connection .
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    Removeable steering arm would be nice... but a hacksaw can do the job :D As long as you can bolt on a new one I think I would be happy.
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    Measurement question re: Krispy Kremes ;-)


    Dennis,
    I have a measurement question - how many Krispy Kremes can you fit on the steering arm without inducing stress cracks on the donut glaze? :D :rlaugh: :SNSign:
    Have fun in Vegas - is it SEMA already??

    Joe
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    SEMA starts Tuesday. I actually come here for AAPEX, the OEM parts oriented show that runs at the same time. I go to SEMA to see the restoration section and the "Overhaulin" production.
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    That would be neat. Especially if it had slotted holes, so that you can adjust bump steer. That would save the customer $150-200 for a bumpsteer kit and make the spindles even more desirable.
  18. 65inworks

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    any updates
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    I regret this project is taking so long. I'm working on revising the first prototype. The foundry really made a mess of the first casting. I've decided to integrate the caliper mount into the spindle. It will mount, without addition brackets, the KH type 4 piston caliper and my offering of the PBR 2 piston bracket/caliper along with an 11" vented rotor. I'll post pics of my revised proto when it's done (soon!).
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    what is the kh type caliper??? what does it look like

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