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Old 01-30-2019, 10:02 PM   #1
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Please help to identify these drop spindles

Well, I did something I said I'd never do, buy someone else's project. But I fell in love with this sweet 1963 GMC 1000 truck. The PO did most of the suspension work, air all around, and drop spindles up front, it'll lay the frame currently. I'm trying to get some things identified for replacement ball joints, swapping over to some 6 lug rotors, and steering needs, but cannot identify these drop spindles.

The spindles appear to be 2-3" drop spindles
Both have "SFA" cast into them
the Driver side has GM87L
the Passenger side has GM87R

The rotor on the spindle has several things cast into it;
Min thick 1.215
K22
3968998 (I think)

Do these look familiar to anyone? I'm guessing that the "GM87" cast into the spindle may mean that it takes the 73-87 ball joints and steering?






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Old 01-31-2019, 04:21 AM   #2
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Re: Please help to identify these drop spindles

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Old 01-31-2019, 10:03 AM   #3
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Old 01-31-2019, 11:33 AM   #4
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Re: Please help to identify these drop spindles

They're visible but very LARGE. It makes them difficult to distinguish.
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:35 PM   #5
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Re: Please help to identify these drop spindles

Odd...I saw it when he 1st posted it last night and the pic wasn't this big.....today It won't fit on my screen...
I looked last night but I couldn't find anything with the info he gave....they do resemble the Ebay spindles though...
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:40 PM   #6
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Odd...I saw it when he 1st posted it last night and the pic wasn't this big.....today It won't fit on my screen...
I looked last night but I couldn't find anything with the info he gave....they do resemble the Ebay spindles though...
I just changed the image code so hopefully it's more manageable. I haven't posted to forums in years so getting back into the swing of things is taking some learning.

I've looked all over and can't find any markings in the typical spots that I see from CPP or ECE spindles.

The "eBay" spindles your reference, any drawbacks or negative issues with them?
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:18 PM   #7
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I have no experience with Ebay spindles...the only thing I'm going on is your pic looked very similar to the generic ones sold on ebay....
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I hope it's just temporary but what's this?
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:57 PM   #9
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I hope it's just temporary but what's this?
When I went to go look at the truck, there was no steering. The PO's dad said he would come up with something to get it onto the trailer... When I came back a few days later with the trailer, that's what was on there. I'm pretty sure it was his first time using a welder.


What, you don't think that'd hold up going 80 down the highway ?
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:21 PM   #10
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You might get to 80....haha....
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:00 AM   #11
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Re: Please help to identify these drop spindles

they look identical to my bell techs, have them out to clean and paint but I don,t know if other companys use the same casting
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