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Old 04-17-2008, 12:07 AM
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Unhappy Front suspension parts

Hey guys, I am putting together my front end and seem to be missing one of the lower control arm pivot pins. They are the long pins that the the bolt goes into to put together the lower control arms. I also seem to be missing the spacers too (both sides). Are these available anywhere? Anyone have an extra?

Another question, there wee two rubber doughnuts that sat against the frame between the washer and the frame. Are these neccessary? Doesn't look like there is room with the new bushings. Heeelllllpppppp!!!!!
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:01 AM
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Rich:

Here is a link to the front end rebuild photos that Doug (dgs) did:
http://www.salguod.net/gallery/squar...nsion-rebuild/

I don't see anything except bolts in the "lower A-Arm". Do you mean "upper A-Arm"? Here is a view of all of the parts:
http://www.salguod.net/gallery/squar...ger_side_9.php

I have a set of the Upper A-Arm shafts if you need them.
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Old 04-17-2008, 11:37 AM
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I have 2 extra lower-control-arm shaft-bolts left from my rebuild. They are not new (don't make em' anymore).

One goes through the front frame and the other through engine cross-member....and slide into the lower control-arm bushings, and then a bolt is entered.
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:08 PM
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That would be great. Are they reusable? Were you able to find new ones? Please email me at clasen@fidalgo.net

Are the pins different for front and back? Do you have an extra set of spacers?

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Old 04-17-2008, 01:45 PM
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Rich -- I didn't see that yours is a 59. I quess that there is a difference from 59 to 60.
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Old 04-17-2008, 02:49 PM
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That would be great. Are they reusable? Were you able to find new ones? Please email me at clasen@fidalgo.net

Are the pins different for front and back? Do you have an extra set of spacers?

Rich
Yes, they are in good shape. I don't have the spacers, but in my 1960 shop manual parts-listing, it shows 3 spacers on the passenger side against the frame, between the control-arm bushing and the frame (not the engine-crossmember.) and that is correct as to what I removed from mine.

I think the spacers can be possibly be substituted for properly sized and thick washers, but I don't know. Looking at them, that is what they seem to be....gigantor washers.

I will try to get some photos of the shafts this evening and post them.

I paid $12 each from them from Pat Wilson's. Mine were seized in the frame and cross-member and nothing would budge a couple of them...not even heat and a 15lb sledge-hammer. (had to do some cutting) but I bought a whole set of 4 just in case. I have one-each for the frame and the cross-member.
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... in my 1960 shop manual parts-listing, it shows 3 spacers on the passenger side against the frame, between the control-arm bushing and the frame (not the engine-crossmember.) ...
I think had 3 spacer's on the driver's side (2 thick and 1 thin) and the passenger side had only the 2 thick. The picture linked above is the passenger side, showing only 2 spacers. I was able to get them all back in, but it didn't look like I would be able to at first. Took some fenagling.
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Old 04-18-2008, 10:37 AM
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I think had 3 spacer's on the driver's side (2 thick and 1 thin) and the passenger side had only the 2 thick. The picture linked above is the passenger side, showing only 2 spacers. I was able to get them all back in, but it didn't look like I would be able to at first. Took some fenagling.
Hmmm, mine had ONE (thin) on the driver's side and 3 (thick) on the pass side.

I guess that they can be different per production?
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I guess I dont know which spacers you are talking about. These arent the alignment shims are they? Rectangular with slots at the bottom?
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I guess I dont know which spacers you are talking about. These arent the alignment shims are they? Rectangular with slots at the bottom?
Thanks Grant

Lower control arm...where the shaft slides into the bushings...through the front frame and through the engine cross-member. There are thick and thin shims/spacers that resemble large washers simply because they slip around a shaft.
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