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Old 06-12-2015, 01:45 PM
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Default Re-Bushed My Car

Yesterday I had the Bear shop in Covina replace the bushings in the front of my '59 T-Bird -- and now it finally feels streetable. I bought all the parts on Ebay ($157). I can't guarantee that the parts were all American but the shop owner said the part numbers on the boxes look like Moog numbers. Labor cost ($500 + $50 for alignment) was less than expected.
With new KYB shocks in the front, new air shocks in the back, new Diamondback radials, and new leaf springs, the car feels very comfortable on the road .... too soft a ride, but I think that's how they were made. I'm probably done with suspension issues, although I may consider adding front and rear sway bars, if the mushy ride is too bothersome .... and if I can afford it.
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