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Old 03-04-2018, 10:14 PM   #1
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Just picked up a 70 C10 with 87 C20 Suburban spindless

The alignment currently looks like this | \.
Do i just need 87 C/20 tie rods or the center link as well?
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:40 AM   #2
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Re: Just picked up a 70 C10 with 87 C20 Suburban spindless

So why the 8 lug front? If the alignment looks like the symbols you used we need more pictures to help figure out what has been done to your truck.
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Old 03-05-2018, 03:13 PM   #3
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Re: Just picked up a 70 C10 with 87 C20 Suburban spindless

Thge 8 lug stuff was on the truck when I bought it.
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Re: Just picked up a 70 C10 with 87 C20 Suburban spindless

Is it 8 lug all round? Pictures will help.
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Old 03-12-2018, 10:54 PM   #5
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Re: Just picked up a 70 C10 with 87 C20 Suburban spindless

The outer tie rod ends are too small for the spindles. Do I just need the outer ends from the donor truck?
The spindles in the pics were in the floor board as well.
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Old 03-16-2018, 08:01 PM   #6
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Re: Just picked up a 70 C10 with 87 C20 Suburban spindless

Ive been looking on rock auto and they list the 87 tie rod adjusting sleeve as 1/16-18 and the 70 C10 sleeve as 5/8-18. I am going to check the fit of the spindles that are in the pics after work tomorrow.

"Drum to Disc" conversions 60-70 thread states:
3) The 67-70 a-arms can also be used with any other (71-72 or 73-87) spindle, with a simple ball joint change.
* The upper and lower ball joints and outer tie rods must match the correct year of spindle you choose.

IF they aren't the same thread then how can I make this work?
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Re: Just picked up a 70 C10 with 87 C20 Suburban spindless

The do make tie rod sleeves with different sizes on each end.
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Old 03-17-2018, 01:12 AM   #8
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Re: Just picked up a 70 C10 with 87 C20 Suburban spindless

Soon as I find out who "they" are i'll be set.
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Old 03-17-2018, 10:31 PM   #9
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Re: Just picked up a 70 C10 with 87 C20 Suburban spindless

The extra set of spindles are too small for the tie rod ends on the truck. they are original.
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Re: Just picked up a 70 C10 with 87 C20 Suburban spindless

So what is the goal for this truck? Do you want 5 lug all the way around? Would you like to go to the original 6 lug? What is it in the back? I have fixed a bunch of trucks over the years that were suffering POM. Previous owner mayhem. The best fix for this is to decide what the end goal is and then a path forward to get there. A 70 was a drum brake truck so the Spindles are 71, 72 or 73 and up. The 73 and up come 2 ways with either 1" or 1 1/4" rotors. On the tie rod sleeves I think CPP made them. There is a mix of inner and outer tie rod ends you had to use to get the correct left and right hand treads.
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