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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 01, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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I recently swapped disk brakes onto my 69 chevelle from a 72-74 camaro. Upon installing I noticed that the ball joint studs would not come up high enough to permit the cotter pin to be pushed through. I bought new ones for the 72-74 set up but they turned out to be about an 1/8 too big around. Can they be machined to fit and would this be safe? Has anyone remedied this problem in another fashion? I would sure appreciate any opinons and ideas.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 01, 06:51 PM
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I think machining the spindle would be better than modifiying the ball joint stud.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 01, 03:54 PM
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Iv'e seen reamers for altering the size of the hole in the spindles.


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 01, 04:13 PM
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There are two articles in one of the mag's called "Knuckle Sandwich" and Knuckle Sandwich Two" that tell everything you ever wanted to know about putting different spindles on the A-bodies and second gen. Camaro cars. I think they have you covered with what to do!

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 01, 04:41 PM
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I'm not sure what is done to make it work. There may be a later style lower ball joint that has turned down OD to fit the A frame.
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