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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Big Bird Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20-February-2014 at 12:59PM
You probably could. We used to get the whole assembly and swap it. when we were doing this, torinos were fairly new and usually had good ball joints, bushings, etc. This kept all the parts single source for replacement down the road, and the ball joints LOOKED different so...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-February-2014 at 10:33AM
clarify please;

1975 LTD spindles on a 72 Torino will use 74+ Torino 10.7" rotors

1975 LTD caliper brackets on 1972 Torino spindles will use 1972 T-bird 11.8" rotors
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On a 1972 torino, a 1975 spindle will allow use of any big bearing rotor. (5x4.5 bolt pattern 10.7 rotors OR 5x5 bolt pattern 11.8 rotors)
spindles are the same as follows - 1973 up to 1978 in fullsize ford, 1973 to 1979 intermediate. (Reportedly SOME early 1973 models may use the earlier spindles/bearings)
caliper brackets from 1972-1976 Thunderbird/Mark IV, 1977-79 Mark V with 4 wheel disc, or 1973-1978 fullsize will bolt on and allow use of big rotors. If you use 1972 spindles, you can use 1972 thunderbird rotors and have a 5x4.5 bolt pattern.
1975 LTD caliper brackets will allow use of 1972 torino spindles with 1972 thunderbird rotors. (as would 1972 thunderbird caliper brackets)
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I hope that's a Yes cuz I just pulled the trigger on these

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181308663596?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

with my small brackets & 75 spindles I can run $30 rotors    

with the big brackets & 72 spindles I can run $120 rotors

so far I like this deal, Blueoval wants $220 for just the big brackets




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I did the same. Started with a hole-saw to loosen the rubber. Heated them with a torch and then sandblasted the sleeves. Inserted the poly bushings.
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