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Post by wbaker01 on Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:40 pm

Getting ready to reassemble the front suspension and finally took a good look at my spindles today. Other than being crusty nasty after 43 years, one has a decent groove where the wheel bearing/seal would ride.

Once again, I can't seem to find any stock replacement spindles (I don't want to go with a lowering spindle) and am wondering what my replacement options are for those who have researched this subject? I'm looking for a bolt in option preferrably..

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Post by Joe73 on Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:59 pm

Bill, I'm pretty sure the 70-81 Camaro is a bolt in match.. should be easy to find.
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Post by wbaker01 on Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:29 pm

Thanks Joe..Looks like these models interchange - 1970-'79 Camaro, Firebird, 1975 Apollo, 1973-'77 Century, Chevelle, Cutlass, Grand Prix, Le Mans, Regal, Monte Carlo, El Camino/Sprint, 1975-'79 Nova, Omega, Skylark, Ventura, 1977-'79 Phoenix, 1976 Cadillac Seville with disc brakes (1977-'79 full-size Buick, Chevy, Olds and Pontiac models with 11-inch rotors will also fit).

Interesting to see how much mixing and matching GM used to do..

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Post by Joe73 on Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:32 pm

No problem. You should be able to locate one pretty easily. You might also try car-parts.com and do a quick search. Might find one local to you or most places ship. Good luck.
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Post by g3chevy on Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:21 am

I've got an extra pair in good condition that I removed from a 76 Laguna. They are heavy so I'm sure shipping will be quite a bit. I'd take $75 for the pair plus whatever the shipping would be. If you just need one I could do $40. Let me know if you're interested.
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Post by wbaker01 on Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:15 am

g3chevy - PM sent

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Post by brownbomber77 on Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:49 pm

Wait...before you do this...B body spindles work and they'll give you 12' brakes...

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Post by brownbomber77 on Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:49 pm

Not 12' brakes...that's some superpower...12" brakes...and I have a set of course...

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Post by fasrnur on Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:13 pm

If you go to this website http://www.car-part.com/ and follow the promps and make sure you have selected Colorado, there are a few that I think might be close to you Bill. I entered 73 Camaro into the car field.
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Post by wbaker01 on Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:19 am

Thanks guys, I may have found a local set..

Would be curious about that B body spindle swap, is literally just the case of bolting in the spindle with no other mods (other than the rotors)?

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Post by g3chevy on Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:29 pm

Here's some pics of the spindles I have. One of them has some marks on it but the surface is smooth and the rotors spin freely.







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Post by brownbomber77 on Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:44 pm

Hey, can you measure from the center of the back of the spindle to where the tie rod connects? I forgot to measure mine before I got rid of them.

Some people claim there would be bump steer using B body spindles, but I have yet to find evidence of it. The Trans Am guys don't have a problem, haven't heard any problems on the 73-77 A body side. The 68-72's and G bodies have bump steer problems...with a different suspension, not the same as ours...

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