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Pinto5.0, where do you get the drop spindles from?
And very cool pintogirl, any pics of them?
it is a very tried-true & effective way to lower the rear of a leaf spring car to enhance handling & steer clear of excessive leverage/torque acting on the rear suspension as a result of increasing the dimension from the leaf spring mounting pad to the axle tube centerline. it works. it aint cheap, but it is a tried and true method.
On the lowering spindles, they are made for the 74-80 suspensions and will not fit the 71-73 suspension. Your former blue Pinto appears to be a 71-73 model. Not sure what you are looking to get. Racer Walsh also has a free paper catalog that is much more user friendly than their web page for this stuff.
Here is a link to my photobucket page for the bus.http://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/myhrdly/VW%20Bus/Do go to The Samba forum?
Your Bay is so cool!! I love the paint!! I just picked up a Bay today!! Here is the photobucket page on it!!! I'm so excited! http://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/myhrdly/70%20Bus/I'm justcruzin on the Samba!! Guess I can join that early Bay forum now too!
Thanks! That's a very nice '70 you got there too! So whats the plan for it? Slam? Stock? Love the slight patina! Its a fine example, make sure you get on earlybay then lol.Thanks Bruce, I'll check that out!Still need to find a car..... Pintos seem to be far and few between around FL.
Sorry, resurrecting this thread, but I think it's relevant...Has someone worked out the formula for maximum wheel/tire size with respect to stock wheel well clearance and lowering? I see a couple tire size recommendation s here based on how much the car is lowered, but would be nice to have a rule of thumb to work with. Figured into this rule would be how much clearance you need to leave for suspension travel, turning, handling characteristic s. Anyone?