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Old 09-27-2021, 10:51 PM   #1
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Default Threaded 'VS' welded steering arm balls

I have a pair of 32 spindles with out balls on them, and the holes at the end of the arms are tapered for a threaded ball - much the same as a typical,

but later tie rod end. Does anyone know where I can locate "threaded"
ball studs for these? I looked at Brattons and Snyders, but all they list
in their catalogs are the welded in studs. Thanks, Steve
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Old 09-28-2021, 10:52 AM   #3
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I got NOS ones from Fred at Southside Obsolete. http://www.southsideobsolete.com/Sou...e/Welcome.html
He goes by Barnfind08 on the early V8 forum.
I read that the taper on some of the new ones are not correct.
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Old 09-28-2021, 02:58 PM   #4
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Hello Steve,
I was in the same boat until I found a pair of spindles that looked like new, searched-high low and found them at CW Ford, Orange County Ca. (800) 322-1932.
I just ordered a pair, dont forget to order the nuts if you dont have any.
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Thanks for all the suggestions, and I'll start calling them tomorrow. ��
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Old 09-28-2021, 04:46 PM   #6
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Heck, forgot all about California being 2 hours behind us back here - just ordered the parts I needed and they're on the way!
Thanks for the help.
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The taper problem was fixed long ago I gather. The Macs ones are USA made and the correct iron oxide finish and hopefully hardened.
I've got 32 guts in my RHD two tooth.
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