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Need Help Fabricating "Steering Stops" For My 56 Customline

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Need Help Fabricating "Steering Stops" For My 56 Customline

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shadetree2187
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I upgraded the brakes on my 56 Customline to Granada discs but have now developed tire rub on the inner fender wells.  Has anyone else encountered this problem? Has anyone fabricated "stops" to correct this issue?  The spindles don't look like they have a good place on them to have a bolt or other stop point to contact.  I don't think this spindle originally had these steering stops but not sure.  I couldn't find any info on this.  Thanks
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Are you using Granada spindles?


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Yes. 1978 Granada spindles, rotors and calipers.
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Shadetree;


I don't know if you are using someone's disk brake conversion kit for our year Fords or not, but the Granada spindles need to be reamed to allow proper seating of the upper and lower ball joints. If you just bought the 78 Granada spindles with the rotors and calipers but they are not reamed to fit the ball joints, that could be the cause of your problem.

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Done all of that.  I will check spring height to see if they have sagged.  I think my options are pretty limited.  This is a pretty common conversion and I thought finding a fix for this rubbing issue would be easy. Guess I've got something else going on or something a little different.  Thanks for the suggestions. See you at the Emmett Show and Shine.
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I have the Versailles spindles with Aerostar coil springs and I haven't had any trouble. What size tire are you running? My car has 670-15's.

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I just put on 215/75-15s trying to get a little more height from the 205s I had on. I think the 1" taller tires just made the problem worse.  I just ordered new springs. The originals are on it and they may have just worn out. HA - After all these years.  I'm not discounting the need to go back to the 205/75s to get a little more clearance if the new springs don't give me all I need.
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I had the same trouble fixed it today. what is happening is the arm on tie rod is going over the top of the A frame stop. I used a 1 inch wide flat iron 3 inch long and welded it on top of factory stop. be sure it goes above stop at least 3/4 inch. it worked for me



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