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I'm getting ready to drop my '63 wagon, and am not sure whether to cut the springs or put drop spindles on it. It still has the stock drum brakes all around, so I know that if I do the spindles I should do a disc conversion... any tips?
 
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if the funds are available i'd definitely recommend a power brake & disc swap...

one of the best i can recommend for options would be: http://classicperform.com/

their "Mini-A-Arm" kit is also a big plus ;)

i used their std height spindles, mini a arm kit and dropped springs on my '65 wagon... front was a bit stiff but not harsh.

 

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lowering > drop spindles >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> cutting spring
if you aren't taking corners really hard and want the lowered look, go drop spindles
 
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if the funds are available i'd definitely recommend a power brake & disc swap...

one of the best i can recommend for options would be: http://classicperform.com/

their "Mini-A-Arm" kit is also a big plus ;)

i used their std height spindles,upper & lower a arm kit and dropped springs on my '65 wagon... front was a bit stiff but not harsh.


this Ol'65 wagon, the "JollyRodder" has a CPP upper & lower tubular A-Arm kit installed, 4whl-discs, std height spindles, CPP drop springs, f&r KYB shocks... a slightly modified (say stock ?) 350 engine, Powerglide and a 10 bolt pegleg... i recently sold it to a friend who ran it through its paces... want some interesting reading ? well, maybe not much to read but the pics tell a story.
http://www.novas.net/forums/showthread.php?t=6143
not sayin' it's a corner carver or anything close to a roadrace car but with some suspension upgrades and brakes... even a LongRoof can surprise ya sometimes ;)
 

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I'm getting ready to drop my '63 wagon, and am not sure whether to cut the springs or put drop spindles on it. It still has the stock drum brakes all around, so I know that if I do the spindles I should do a disc conversion... any tips?
My opinion would be to use the dropped spindle. This will keep your suspension geometry closer to where it should be so as not to create any more bumpsteer.
 
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