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rebuilding front suspension
#1
I think its time to rebuild my front suspension, since everything looks to be almost 40 years old. Should I try to rebuild the factory A arms or buy some of those $49 dollar ones that are all over the internets.
I need to keep this on a low budget, but I dont have a press, so pressing bushings may may be a deciding factor for the lowers. If so are the Available arms as good as original or made in china cheap stuff.
Any one that has done this recently please help, I have not done this imany years.

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1972 Mustang Convertible 351C 4V
1966 Ford Galaxie 7 litre-4speed

Jorge
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#2
i believe www.laurelmountainmustang.com sells an entire rebuild kit for 300ish.
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#3
I am doing the same thing right now. But 90% the stuff under mine was already new except for a few items so I just bought what I needed.

From Ohio Mustang :
http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_p...temid=2358
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Tnfastbk;9341 Wrote:I am doing the same thing right now. But 90% the stuff under mine was already new except for a few items so I just bought what I needed.

From Ohio Mustang :
http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_p...temid=2358

i just purchased all my last replacement external parts from don at ohio mustang and i keep on forgetting that we buy from our forum sponsors. i'm going to make sure i stay on the ohio mustang train for now on.

Big GrinIdea
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xoliex;9353 Wrote:
Tnfastbk;9341 Wrote:I am doing the same thing right now. But 90% the stuff under mine was already new except for a few items so I just bought what I needed.

From Ohio Mustang :
http://www.ohiomustang.com/store/order_p...temid=2358

i just purchased all my last replacement external parts from don at ohio mustang and i keep on forgetting that we buy from our forum sponsors. i'm going to make sure i stay on the ohio mustang train for now on.

Big GrinIdea

I started this project, buying from whoever whenever. Sometimes I got my parts in a decent time and other times I would wait weeks then call, to be told oh thats back ordered. Thats the one main thing I like about OMS if its not available you cant order it. Also Don has always done me right. If I call he takes the time to answer my question and just shoot the bull in general. You dont find that to often anymore and his prices are fair also. Not a add for OMS but just sharing my experience with them so far
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#6
It all started when all I wanted to do is have a nice set of wheels and tires on the ol girl. Well, then I decided to take the fender off and OMG the work started from there.

   

Ended up tearing everything out, sanding, rattle can paint it, and buy all the parts from NPD. Didn't know this site existed back then in '04. The parts all worked great. The hardest part was that darn spring compressor.

   

1973 Mach 1 - Medium Bright Yellow - (in restoration mode)
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#7
Oh forgot about that, its the "while i'am at it" disease.

[Image: mustangnight010.jpg]
1972 Mustang Convertible 351C 4V
1966 Ford Galaxie 7 litre-4speed

Jorge
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#8
I rebuilt my uppers and replaced the lowers (they came with the car). Rebuilding the uppers was a challenge, the shafts have a coarse thread like pattern and a matching pattern inside the bushing "nut". The outside of the nut has a fine thread that goes into the arm. the different pitches make installation a pain. It is a good "character builder". LOL Big Grin

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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jorgem2;9405 Wrote:Oh forgot about that, its the "while i'am at it" disease.

You got that disease to. LOL
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#10
I got to get mine closer to rolling around this weekend. Turned on some football in the garage and everything went together pretty good.    

Jay
73 mach1
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