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Rob Molloy

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« on: May 10, 2013, 12:55:49 PM »

With the shimmy and shake of the steering wheel, and the front of the car in general, I think it's about time to replace stock bushings and all that jazz. The only problem is, I don't know what all I need. I'm looking at something like this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Performance-front-end-kit-1959-1961-Chrysler-Windsor-/200516726849?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2eafba7041&vxp=mtr
Would this be something worth looking into? (I know it's ebay, I'm just trying to get an idea of what I would need. Thanks!!!)
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 01:09:14 PM »


 
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013, 07:55:06 PM »

http://www.p-s-t.com/s.nl/it.A/id.44/.f?sc=12

I have had good luck with these guys, Performance Suspention Technology, almost sounds like the same kit, but you have all the rebound bumpers, then the only thing missing is the two inner tie-rods and idler arm if you want that, bushings for it should suffice (not positive of the design here compared to A and B bodies). I have used these guys a dozen times over the years, never a problem, reasonable prices. Steve, couldn't find a full kit from Just Suspensions.
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 08:59:03 AM »

JS used to have the full kit.  If they still do I would recommend using them.  I've used PST on 3 cars.  By the time you add in the inner tie-rods, idler arm, and bushings (if you do swap them) the price is equal to or more than JS.  There is also a question of the quality of the parts from PST vs those from JS.  I did have an upper ball joint go bad on one of the kits form PST.


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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 10:59:34 AM »


And the JS is not repackaged Moog.  Way back we had an article posted on the difference in the parts.
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2013, 05:01:23 PM »

Thanks for the input guys! I'm patiently waiting for some moneies that the Navy owes me, and I will be getting a kit on order. She's scaring me a little bit when driving. Figure its about due anyway.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2013, 07:25:28 PM »

Well, at this point, check the ball joints (grab the top of the wheel and push and pull), check the tie-rod ends, might find something that needs to be changed to save your life now.
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2013, 09:43:52 PM »

Are you driving on bias-ply tires?  If so they will exaggerate movement, especially if you have bad ball joints.
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2013, 03:16:00 PM »

Rebuild kit on order, and p-s-t (thus far) is awesome, no shipping, and I ordered the kit last night, and it's already been shipped!
 
Snotty, I'm running cheap radials right now. It's just old and stock still. LOL.
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2013, 07:03:13 PM »

Good job. Now the fun begins. You familiar with the removal of things?
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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2013, 07:48:02 AM »

Nope. My coworker does and he will be helping me out. It will be a good learning experience for me.
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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2013, 09:33:48 AM »

If your '59 is like the later Mopes, you/your Buddy will need some special sockets to remove the top ball-joint.  Those suckers are huge!!
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« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2013, 11:45:59 AM »

Good to know!
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« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2013, 03:00:59 PM »

Just suspension has them and you can find them on eBay.  Be careful with eBay though
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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2013, 09:42:07 AM »

I borrowed one from my Buddy Chris Fredricksen.  Here's a shot from my '70:



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