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1959 Apache spindles #1324709 Tue Sep 03 2019 05:18 PM
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Roadking53 Offline OP
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Well fellas more trouble found.
Dis assembled the right front drum brake, found two short shoes.

discovered left side bearing spun. had to use gear puller to remove left front drum. Two long shoes hiding in there!

Spindle has grove worn underneath where bearing race sits. Bearing is destroyed. Need original spindle. All I see is 2in drop spindles. Anyone have spares laying around from lowering thiers?

Thanks


1959 Apache swb stepside
Atlanta Ga.
Re: 1959 Apache spindles [Re: Roadking53] #1324720 Tue Sep 03 2019 06:07 PM
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First find out what year and model range those spindles fit.
Then post a wanted ad in the swap meet section. The more info you provide the easier for someone to figure out if their old used whatever part is useful to you.


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1948 Chevrolet 6400 - Detroit Diesel 4-53T - Roadranger 10 speed overdrive - 4 wheel disc brakes
1952 Chevrolet 3800 pickup
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Re: 1959 Apache spindles [Re: Roadking53] #1325934 Thu Sep 12 2019 09:19 PM
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Van
well looks like 57-59 only


1959 Apache swb stepside
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Re: 1959 Apache spindles [Re: Roadking53] #1326037 Fri Sep 13 2019 03:57 PM
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I am not aware of any dropped spindles for TF trucks. The ones I have seen are for cars which are completely different. There are dropped axles available however. I suggest that you try to locate a complete front axle from someone that has converted to an independent suspension. That way you can get all the parts you need. You will more than likely have to replace the king pins regardless of what you find.
Fred

Re: 1959 Apache spindles [Re: Roadking53] #1326162 Sat Sep 14 2019 07:45 PM
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Roadking53 Offline OP
Van
I found a spindle that is NOS and looks correct, but lists for many year models most notable a corvette. My 1959 model year truck is not listed but I'm tempted to buy it but I have no way of knowing if it fits.

Anyone know?

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1959 Apache swb stepside
Atlanta Ga.
Re: 1959 Apache spindles [Re: Roadking53] #1326175 Sat Sep 14 2019 11:01 PM
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Chevy cars prior to 55 used an "A" arm suspension with king pins. Corvette also used that style front end in the first series. I'm willing to bet it won't work on a truck.
Fred

Re: 1959 Apache spindles [Re: Roadking53] #1326351 Mon Sep 16 2019 12:49 PM
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Have you sorced a salvage yard? There is a vintage yard in Waycross, he has a good selection of older trucks. PM me if you want the contact info. wink


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