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UH?......my front wheels can actually turn?
 
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Originally posted by cggrob cggrob wrote:

Originally posted by aquartlow aquartlow wrote:

Originally posted by cggrob cggrob wrote:

UH?......my front wheels can actually turn?
 
My ride ain't no trailer queen! Thumbs Up
LOL!!!
 
Sorry, I should have said this before. REAL NICE ride you have there, sounds and looks like the updated parts/installation were great choices. I realize it looks like my Ranchero can only go in straight lines LOL,  but the tires don't hit or even rub(gotta love the 77-79 wheelwell flare and the Moog 80100 854 in lb front spring rate). I am not running nowhere near as wide a tire as you either, only 245's but the big block keeps the fronts planted nicely Wink. Post more pics of your cool ride and the mods done. Todd
 


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Originally posted by aquartlow aquartlow wrote:

Originally posted by cggrob cggrob wrote:

Originally posted by aquartlow aquartlow wrote:

Originally posted by cggrob cggrob wrote:

UH?......my front wheels can actually turn?
 
My ride ain't no trailer queen! Thumbs Up
LOL!!!
 
Sorry, I should have said this before. REAL NICE ride you have there, sounds and looks like the updated parts/installation were great choices. I realize it looks like my Ranchero can only go in straight lines LOL,  but the tires don't hit or even rub(gotta love the 77-79 wheelwell flare and the Moog 80100 854 in lb front spring rate). I am not running nowhere near as wide a tire as you either, only 245's but the big block keeps the fronts planted nicely Wink. Post more pics of your cool ride and the mods done. Todd
 
 
No offense taken...all in good fun!  Your Ranchero is nice...even if half of the car is missing!
 
When this is done I will do a write-up.  I do not really have any build pics - I am almost afraid to keep track of it all!
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Originally posted by cggrob cggrob wrote:

Originally posted by aquartlow aquartlow wrote:

Originally posted by cggrob cggrob wrote:

Originally posted by aquartlow aquartlow wrote:

Originally posted by cggrob cggrob wrote:

UH?......my front wheels can actually turn?
 
My ride ain't no trailer queen! Thumbs Up
LOL!!!
 
Sorry, I should have said this before. REAL NICE ride you have there, sounds and looks like the updated parts/installation were great choices. I realize it looks like my Ranchero can only go in straight lines LOL,  but the tires don't hit or even rub(gotta love the 77-79 wheelwell flare and the Moog 80100 854 in lb front spring rate). I am not running nowhere near as wide a tire as you either, only 245's but the big block keeps the fronts planted nicely Wink. Post more pics of your cool ride and the mods done. Todd
 
 
No offense taken...all in good fun!  Your Ranchero is nice...even if half of the car is missing!
 
When this is done I will do a write-up.  I do not really have any build pics - I am almost afraid to keep track of it all!
 
Quote-"I am almost afraid to keep track of it all!"  Oh, so you're married. LOL 
 Thank you for the positive comment. Post pics when available.
Sorry to have hijacked this thread....my firesuit is on. Wink
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Bringing this back from the dead. Any pics of the spindles/wilwood installed? Part numbers?
I checked online and it seems you have to run granada rotors ad camaro calipers to make everything fit.
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Seems weird to me that it's listed for 1965-73, when 1972-73 has a completely different suspension. But it seems two people have installed them.  I'd be interested in seeing some pics too just to know they actually exist.
 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-January-2018 at 4:50AM
Fatman does make drop spindles for the Fulsize Ford and Thunderbird thru 78-79. It could be that they are sending those out when 73 torinos are requested.
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I'd still like to see this setup on intermediate chassis as well. Not really worried about the Wilwood part but the spindle is a real mystery at this point.
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The company pure vision designs in california used fatman fabrication drop spindles on a '72 gran torino. They modified the front control arms and installed Custom adjustable QA1 coilovers. Unfortunately there are no good pictures of the spindles before they installed them on the car.
 
 


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There are more pictures of the spindles as you scroll down towards the bottom of the page.
 
 


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