Drop spindles

barry malibu

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I have been busy with the drop spindles only the weel-bearing does not fit over the shaft.
the axis of the drop spindle is larger
I added the pictures for the difference.
Does anyone have a solution?
the malibu is original a v6
 

melloelky

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the 78 had the different bearing size than the later model years,the dropped spindles might be cast'd for the more popular 79-87 size bearing.
 
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If I'm not mistaken, '78 spindles used different size bearings. I think it was a one year only deal. I'm sure the new drop spindles would be sized for '79+.
You might need to pick up '79+ bearings.

*Looks like you beat me to the punch, Chris.
 

barry malibu

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Okay, thank you
I did not know that there is a difference in 78 and 79.
Thanks
 

pagrunt

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The '78's also have a different rotors too cause of the bearings. You'll need the bearings ('79 up) and rotors ('79-'81 with inch studs) to make those drop spindles work.
 
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The '78's also have a different rotors too cause of the bearings. You'll need the bearings ('79 up) and rotors ('79-'81 with inch studs) to make those drop spindles work.
Yep, we forgot the corresponding brake rotors. Good catch.
 

barry malibu

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Verzonden: maandag 15 januari 2018 16:41
Aan: barry willemsen
Onderwerp: Re: Your order: 11837

Barry,
The problem is you 78 malibu is a A-body not a G-Body. These spindle only fit the G-body cars.

The mail I received
 

pagrunt

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Van:
airslamit - travis <[email protected]>
Verzonden: maandag 15 januari 2018 16:41
Aan: barry willemsen
Onderwerp: Re: Your order: 11837

Barry,
The problem is you 78 malibu is a A-body not a G-Body. These spindle only fit the G-body cars.

The mail I received
A & G bodies for '78-'88 mid-size GM's are the same platform. The parts (spindles) do interchage/fit. That person in the email you recieved does not know of the GM changing od A toG in '82. As we have noted you'll need to just get the rotors & bearings for the '79-'81 Malibu's to make those spindels work. You could even use '82 & newer rotors (using the '79 & newer bearings as they are the same) but they'll have 12mm wheel studs compaired to the 7/16" studs your Malibu have. Go to http://www.rockauto.com/ and use their catalog listings to cross reference parts for your car. This fourm will be your best resource to help find & guide you to the parts you can use. I've had my Monte since '90 & found info I didn't know from this fourm.
 

barry malibu

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A & G bodies for '78-'88 mid-size GM's are the same platform. The parts (spindles) do interchage/fit. That person in the email you recieved does not know of the GM changing od A toG in '82. As we have noted you'll need to just get the rotors & bearings for the '79-'81 Malibu's to make those spindels work. You could even use '82 & newer rotors (using the '79 & newer bearings as they are the same) but they'll have 12mm wheel studs compaired to the 7/16" studs your Malibu have. Go to http://www.rockauto.com/ and use their catalog listings to cross reference parts for your car. This fourm will be your best resource to help find & guide you to the parts you can use. I've had my Monte since '90 & found info I didn't know from this fourm.

Can you please show me what I need at rockauto.com?
part numbers or photos?
my English is very bad, I do everything with Google Translator:mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
 

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