RE: front suspension
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RE: front suspension



Have you considered going up a size in torsion bars.....  These cars are way under sprung.  I went from .88 dia stock to .92 dia (Mopar Performance P5249157)

 

http://www.allpar.com/history/mopar/front-end-alignment.html

 

http://www.hotrod.com/articles/mopp-1210-stock-suspension-upgrades/

 

Items I don’t see on your list:

Bump stops upper and lower

Idler arm

Pitman arm

LCA pivot shafts

Torsion bar adjusters/seals/clips

 

And then there is always those tired rear leaf springs............  ; )

 

 

 

From: 'Paul L. http://1962to1965mopar.ornocar.org/ml-le' via The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse [mailto:1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 6:11 AM
To: The 1962 to 1965 Mopar Mail List Clubhouse <1962to1965mopars@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: front suspension

 

Update:  I've finally got all of the new suspension parts install that I'm going to tackle, ball joints upper and lower, upper control arm bushings, and inner/outer tie rod ends.  Tried to do a shade tree alignment to see if I could get it close enough to safely drive it to the shop that is going to do the rest of the work with less that optimal results.  A trip around the block revealed a distinct pull to the left and small changes with the steering wheel produced squeals from the tires. So it looks like it will make the trip to the shop on a trailer for lower control arm bushing, strut rod bushings, and finally an alignment.

Paul L.

On Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 8:16:02 PM UTC-5, Paul L. http://1962to1965mopar.ornocar.org/ml-le wrote:

I took my 63 to the shop today for a front end alignment.  I had turned up the torsion bars for  more ground clearance.  Well they told me I need new ball joints upper and lower and new tie rod ends, plus a radius arm bushing (?).  They estimated the job at $1200.  I'm thinking I can do most of the work myself and save $$$$.  I've priced the parts on Rock Auto and they are probably less than $200.  Any pitfalls in doing this work?

Paul L.

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