1958-60 Spindles on a 64

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1958-60 Spindles on a 64

Post by hopp150 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:50 am

Ok, this may seem backwards but I'm wondering if I can fit 1958-1960 front spindles and lower control arm will fit onto a 1964. The reason I want to do this is I want the wilwood brake kit they make for the 58-60 on my 1964. I know that I can put 65 brakes and I know they make other bolt on options I can buy for the 64. I'm just exploring all options right now that will allow me to fit the wilwood brakes.
http://www.wilwood.com/BrakeKits/BrakeK ... option=All



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Re: 1958-60 Spindles on a 64

Post by paulr » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:08 am

It's like Star Trek--where no man has gone before! You're not just changing out the front end physics, you're modifying your steering geometry in totally unknown ways. Tell us how your car steers after this.

If you don't need to have the Wilwood name at a premium, check out Kanter. Keep your suspension and your wheels. https://www.kanter.com/productdetail.as ... er=Catalog Sorry, I noticed this pretty late. Good luck with the project.
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Re: 1958-60 Spindles on a 64

Post by tbird430 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:26 am

No, will not work....
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Re: 1958-60 Spindles on a 64

Post by RedBird64 » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:33 pm

I did the 65/66 swap on my 64. The only real problem is there are no quality brake pads available.
The best I could find were the cheap, Centix metalic pads for $17.95 and they have lousy bite.
I don't like the kits they're offering these days for various reasons.

I sure wish Wilwood would make a kit for us!
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