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Old 03-02-2013, 08:15 PM   #1
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Front Spindle

I am replacing the front disc rotors and pads on a 67. I pulled the passenger rotor and noticed some wear on the spindle. Not sure pics show enough detail. What would indicate replacing the spindle?
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When I took my 66 apart even with suspension damage in the front, those spindles never looked anything like that. I will admit I'm no expert, but if you have any unusual wear on a component that holds a wheel assembly on, I would replace it just for peace of mind. It would cost you a lot less than repairing the damage of losing a wheel while driving down the road.
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That's what mine looked like during teardown.
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That's what mine looked like during teardown.
That's what the drivers side looks like.
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I don't want to take a chance. But if its really ok, I don't want to replace something that's really ok.
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I don't want to take a chance. But if its really ok, I don't want to replace something that's really ok.

It looks like a bearing went bad then spun burred and overheated that spindle I would not take a chance on it. The drivers side looks OK and should last a long time if you keep the bearings lubed.
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Agree. You have No idea how much the spindle is stressed or fatigued without forcing it to fail. If these are the originals I wouldn't risk getting visual opinions. The cost of replacing isn't huge. Couple of hundred bucks to get a new one is worth piece of mind.
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Good call ya'll have convinced me. Thanks.
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