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Old 03-28-2010, 11:59 AM
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Default C3 dropped spindle options?

Are these the only dropped spindles out there for a C3? Not really looking for a 2 inch drop. 1 inch would be good.

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Old 03-28-2010, 01:26 PM
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Get in touch with Global West Suspensions, they did the parts on my '70 Lemans/GTO front end, I did a junkyard source for '80 Caddy front spindles to drop it some distance....

this is all about '89 or so when it took place, so my mammory is a bit hazy on just what, but I think they did something on the sharks too....

IMO..no one tools up to make spindles, they are a spindle off another car, trouble is, to find the right one....the old sharks maybe a problem because it's the only car I have seen with that weird upside down lower BJ....

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Yes, as far as I know those are the only available.
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What about making custom offset inner arm pivots that move the pivot center up 1"?
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I spoke to Hot Rod USA about their dropped spindles...if I remember rightly they are from an Impala, require the use of a different hub/bearings and brake rotor and will mess up the offset of any current wheels you may have....didn't take it any further.

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Nick,

The Impala spindles pictured at Hotrod USA are the same picture as the Corvette spindles but they have different part numbers. I guess they could be the same but who knows. The 2 inch drop is a little more than I am looking for.

I am speculating here, but I think raising the inner pivot for the lower control arm could be done and has some benefits as well (camber gain similar to a raised upper ball joint). I don't know, just started thinking this through.
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Was it Norval that cut and welded his spindles?
I think he cut and made them longer to raise the upper ball joint , not sure
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Was it Norval that cut and welded his spindles?
I think he cut and made them longer to raise the upper ball joint , not sure
YUP, sure was, not that I understand the theory, but it sounded cool....

about all I can do to understand SLA theory, but when adding in another card to the trick pile....I start short circuiting....

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He cut them to raise the upper BJ, this won't drop the spindle. Moving the axle shaft upward in respect to the lower BJ will
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:32 AM
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I know it didnt drop the car, but not sure about the reason, I know he explained it.
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