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  • Time for Frosty to get new bushings

    Got tired of the squeak, squeak, squeak from Frosty's front suspension.
    I picked up 8 control arm bushings from SI while we were in SB for the IM.
    Finally got him on the lift yesterday for the installation.
    Hope the 'might as wells' don't get me before I can get him back off the lift. You know, since we're here we might as well address that rear main seal leak, since we have the oil pan off we might as well check those crank bearings, since we're installing new crank bearings we might as well put in some new cam bearings, etc, etc, etc.
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    Last edited by Jerry Forrester; 10-05-2012, 07:13 PM. Reason: well, so much for spellcheck ;-)
    Jerry Forrester
    Forrester's Chrome
    Douglasville, Georgia

    See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk


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    I call it "creeping elegance". It is what causes a 4 hour, $25 job into 2 weeks and $600. Never fails.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 63 R2 Hawk View Post
      I call it "creeping elegance". It is what causes a 4 hour, $25 job into 2 weeks and $600. Never fails.
      $25 wouldn't even buy one bushing nowdays.
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      • #4
        This is all I got done today. Just the bushings may be a two week job.
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        Jerry Forrester
        Forrester's Chrome
        Douglasville, Georgia

        See all of Buttercup's pictures at https://imgur.com/a/tBjGzTk

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jerry Forrester View Post
          rear mail seal leak
          I hear the USPS is working that too

          Clark in San Diego | '63 Standard (F2) "Barney" | http://studeblogger.blogspot.com

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          • #6
            Changed mine on the GT last week. I had rounded up a set of A-Frames earlier and installed the bushings. All I had to do was switch them over. The only "Might as well" It got was new shocks.
            Neil Thornton

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jerry Forrester View Post
              This is all I got done today. Just the bushings may be a two week job.
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              Dave Lester

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              • #8
                Lower bushing: I don't even bother pulling the arms down on a Stude.
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                Sold my 1962; Studeless at the moment

                Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

                "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

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                • #9
                  Earlier this year, I started out to do a "quick" kingpin bushing replacement since the right side was developing a tiny bit of play. That side went pretty well, but the "good" side, the one I thought would be easiest, turned out to be a mess. PO had turned the pin down and installed undersized bushings/bearings. Managed to find an NOS kingpin and ended up replacing some "A" arm bushings and wheel bearings plus doing some work on the disc brakes. Still, I got by with a little less than $200 USD for pretty much a complete front suspension rebuild. The car is really a joy to drive now!

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