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1964 wagonaire kingpins

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  • Steering: 1964 wagonaire kingpins

    I was replacing front end bushings etc. and was just curious as to why a bushing was used in the top end of kingpin and bearing on the bottom. What was the reasoning behind this ? Seems like bearings would have been better on both ends.

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    I'm guessing cost here since the bearing is the load carrier whereas the bushing/washer is used to 'center' the kingpin.

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