'69-'72 Spindles or '73 Spindles?

Early C Bodies - The Slab Side Years

  1. TroyCo

    TroyCo Member

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    So a while back I picked up a bunch of disc brake components for a good price. I got pretty much everything needed, minus the proper booster.

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    I was able to snag spindles, calipers, brackets, 2 brand new rotors, 2 sets of new NOS pads (which I won't be using unfortunately due to them containing asbestos) and I took a chance on a power booster that was there as well.

    As it turns out, I got skunked on the booster (drum booster), but it looks like I may have lucked out on the spindles.

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    It appears as though I may have scored 73 spindles. Measurements seem to line up with data found on this forum, although I couldn't find '69-'72 spindle dimensions. Thoughts?
     
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    446acuda New Member

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    Your 1.375" measurement would be 1.250" if they were '69-'72 spindles. I would have no problem using the asbestos brake pads- they probably are better than anything available today.
     
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  3. TroyCo

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    Sweet. Some good news. Thanks.

    I've pondered using the pads off and on, the only thing I worry about at this point is not so much the brake dust, but whether they will still hold up without crumbling to pieces after all these years. Asbestos isn't actually totally banned here in Canada, believe it or not.
     
  4. CBODY67

    CBODY67 Old Man with a Hat

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    The other verification would be to check the ID on the front wheel bearings as to model year, via aftermarket brand listings as OEM Chrysler part numbers will not yield that information.

    Enjoy!
    CBODY67