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Old 01-01-2019, 09:07 AM   #1
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Early classic spindles hitting tubular control arms

Anyone else have this issue? The spindles have a chunk of metal that sticks inward on the aft end ( driver and passenger sides respectively ) and it isn't driveable due to massive alignment issues. I'm about to cut the protrusions off but they were pretty expensive... figured I would pick someone elses brain first though. I will get a picture later.

I assume the piece on the spindle that is the issue is a steering stop. Heck if I know. I know it serves me no purpose and I recycled my stock control arms so I cant compare.

I will call Early Classic Industries on the 2nd if I have to but I dont see them doing anything about it other giving me their opinion on cutting the protrusion off. I have had so many delays happen with my front end rebuild I have no problem asking stupid questions to save me any more. Thanks for any help in advance.

69 C10 stock ride height. Nothing fancy but the control arms.
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:48 PM   #2
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Re: Early classic spindles hitting tubular control arms

Photos always help, but I am pretty sure if I remember right, that I had a similar problem with my lower Porterbuilt control arms & my drop spindles. I can remember grinding a rather large knob off from my spindle to keep from hitting. I was P.O'd because all of my stuff was powder-coated when I noticed the collision.

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Old 01-05-2019, 01:33 PM   #3
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Re: Early classic spindles hitting tubular control arms

Post up some pics.
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:54 AM   #4
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Re: Early classic spindles hitting tubular control arms

Make sure the control arms are on the correct side.
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