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Hello to all, quick question about spindles. did a search and didnt get an exact answer so thought I would post. Typically spend my time reading and not writing, so lets see how this goes.

I have a 68 with 4 wheel drums. The drums are 5 lug and I have been told that I can just swap to disc hardware if I find caliper brackets. Is this correct information or is the actual spindle different from drum to disc set up? Thanks in advance and happy holidays to all.
 

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I believe that the factory Ford spindles are
different, drum versus disc on a 68. There are some
aftermarket kits that use an adaptor plate to
convert drum spindles to aftermarket disc brakes.
 

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And that is what I thought, 68 drums vs disc spindles were different. However I belive you can use 67 disc set up on 68 drum spindles. The spindles on 68 drums (I think) are the same as the 67 setup which can use disc or drum. Just looking for clarification on this. Thanks for the reply.
 

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DVM04 said:
And that is what I thought, 68 drums vs disc spindles were different. However I belive you can use 67 disc set up on 68 drum spindles. The spindles on 68 drums (I think) are the same as the 67 setup which can use disc or drum. Just looking for clarification on this. Thanks for the reply.
This is correct.
 

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+1, it is correct.

I did this on my fastback, 68 drum spindles, 67 SSBC conversion kit. Worked great while I used it.

While the car is down for restoration I'm going to use Mustang Steve's kit for the new calipers and rotors.
 

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You could also use the after market conversion kits. Rod and Custom Motorsports and Scracebird are two low cost options.

John Harvey
 

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So on a 67 you can just swap the disc and drum brake parts and not change the spindles, right?
 
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