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 Post Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 3:49 pm 
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Hello I purchased some drop spindles from a swap meet for my 1980 malibu. They were advertised as g body drop spindles. The spindles look exactly like stock except dropped of course but there is a difference in the ball joint holes on the lowers. The new spindles seem to have a larger ball joint hole/taper when when trying to install. The only identification it says on spindles is "RHLH 64-74 "stamped . Other thing I noticed is dust cover holes are different threads but I'm already tapped them to metrics to use factory bolt. What do I do about lower ball joint hole being different?

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 Post Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 4:57 pm 
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Unfortunately, it sounds like the wrong part to me due to the dates on them. Pontiac & Chevy had a G body back then...

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 Post Posted: Sun May 20, 2018 7:09 pm 
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Everything else is the same but the hole that was taper bored into lower spindle. Bummer there is no special ball joint.

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 Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:24 pm 
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So no special ball joint to make this work ?

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