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Upper and lower control arms
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Is there any value in keeping the original upper and lower control arms off a 1973 Mustang? I recently replaced them along with the the rest of the front suspension. I planned on just scrapping them, but thought I would check with you guys first. Thanks.


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Good question. I have my originals in a bin as well.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

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(10-12-2018, 04:06 PM)Andy 351C Wrote: Is there any value in keeping the original upper and lower control arms off a 1973 Mustang? I recently replaced them along with the the rest of the front suspension. I planned on just scrapping them, but thought I would check with you guys first. Thanks.


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What suspension system did you use?


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I bought the kit from CJ Pony Parts. The upper and lower control arms came with the bushings and ball joints already installed.


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If you keep them nobody will want them if you toss them somebody will be looking for them next week, lol. With so many parts cars out there I doubt you can sell. I have couple sets also.
PDB spindles are easy to sell.


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#6
I tossed mine and all of the rest.

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Good for welded metal art.....
I also have mine taking space in my garage together with pistons, rods, crank and cam.

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#8
Thanks guys. I wasn’t really thinking of making money on them as much as possibly a purist wanting them to recondition. They are original and much heavier duty than what I just replaced them with. I’ll probably just toss them. Thanks again for the input.


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For very strong control arms you can box your originals by cutting 1/8" steel plate to size and welding it to the control arms.
https://www.speedwaymotors.com/the-toolb...arms/29323



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(10-14-2018, 11:29 AM)Don C Wrote: For very strong control arms you can box your originals by cutting 1/8" steel plate to size and welding it to the control arms.
https://www.speedwaymotors.com/the-toolb...arms/29323

Very simple upgrade. I did this back in 2016 and posted a tutorial on it. Well worth the couple bucks and the time.

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-lca-...hlight=lca

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

- Jason
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