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Old 04-07-2012, 05:28 PM
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Default Front suspension fun

Are we having fun yet? Well, I guess I should say am "I" having fun yet....not really. Arms are off and off to the shop to have the old stuff pressed out, then off to the body shop to be sand blasted and then painted with Bill Hirsh super chassis black paint. Then, back to the shop to have the new stuff put in, and then back on the car. I am going to clean up the front frame and paint it while they are out. Upper ball joints were originals, and the shocks look like they have been on there forever. Yes, Paul, I saved the upper washers to re-use on the new shocks.

Going to put in new center drag link, tie rod ends, sleeves, idler arm and springs as well. It should drive like a new one, I hope.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:22 PM
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How is the car going to be moved without the front suspension and wheels????? Nah... I don't think that I really want to know..
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you just put he floor jack in the center and away you go. but I have to say better you then me. I hate playing with the heavy Iron, she will look good when you done .
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How is the car going to be moved without the front suspension and wheels????? Nah... I don't think that I really want to know..
A long, long time ago I know of a car that was moved using the method Ed described. It worked, I didn't say it was smart or safe.....I said it worked.
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Be careful putting it back together, I had a friend loose his fingers putting in the springs, still don't know how he did it, he don't even know, it happened so fast.
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Have you bought the parts yet Shawn? If not try here, www.p-s-t.com. This is where I got my front end kits for my 73 M-M last year.
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Have you bought the parts yet Shawn? If not try here, www.p-s-t.com. This is where I got my front end kits for my 73 M-M last year.
Yep, have all the parts. I bought the new center drag link, tie rod ends, sleeves and idler arm from PST. The bushings, ball joints, shocks and springs came from USA Parts Supply.
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Be careful putting it back together, I had a friend loose his fingers putting in the springs, still don't know how he did it, he don't even know, it happened so fast.
That is one of the reasons that I have a qualified mechanic doing most of the work. He lives right across the road from my parent's, where the car is presently living until it gets put back together.
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Got my control arms back yesterday. They look a little better than when they left. Got them put back in tonight....motor soon!
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Better just needing to replace parts than deal with what Dave in Toronto just got himself into.

See Freak accident in Toronto thread for photos !

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