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Knuckle And Spindle Assembled

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Next we assembled a complete Reid knuckle with a spindle and bearings from Offroad Design along with a hub and rotor from Tom’s Bronco Parts. We wanted a 5-on-51⁄2 bolt pattern so we went with all late ’70s F-150 parts from the ball joints out, though you can also use Chevy components. We determined it was 61⁄2 inches from the center of the ball joint to the wheel mount surface. With 533⁄4 inches from ball joint to ball joint, we were looking at a 663⁄4-inch-wide axle precutting.

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