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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-13-2009, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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where to get front end rebuild kit?

Were is the best place to get a complete rebuild kit for my 61's front end?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-14-2009, 08:53 PM
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Front end kit

I used a polyplus front end kit from CCP, it has all the pieces and comes either with poly bushings or OEM rubber. I like the poly bushings, I also added a 1in. sway bar and helped the handling a lot.

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or........Kanter Auto. They do original rubber for tons of old cars.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 01:36 PM
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I get stuff from Global West and Energy Suspension. Moog and Eaton can be your friend as well.

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I would agree with BA about Kanter, reputable and been in business many many years.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-15-2009, 11:50 PM
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By the way Speedway has a catalog full of roundy-round car parts that use B-body control arms and other suspension parts from the full size and light pick-up truck lines for use in mid sized race cars (circle track) so they have a lot of HD Impala parts that can be addapted to your rebuild if you recognize the part in the catalog for what you are looking for.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-17-2009, 12:48 AM
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There is a company on Ebay selling a complete front end kit. Not sure of quality but have heard decent things from them. Can't go wrong with GW or Energy Suspension

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-21-2009, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks,

I ended up ordering from Performance Suspension Components.

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poly bushings or rubber?
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-24-2009, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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I got the poly bushings.

1961 4 door belair all stock
1955 belair pro street race car
1988 IROCZ 10.5" race car
1992 RS heritage daily driver
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-25-2009, 10:58 PM
 
 
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I bought most of mine from rockautoparts. except for the poly bushings which were energy suspension. The kits are mostly over priced
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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I got a complete kit with inner and outer tie rods, idler arm, etc.. for $380.

Looked like the best deal I saw.

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Hey Jeremy, I'd be very interested to hear your thoughts about ride quality after you get those installed and run them for awhile.
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Will do.

The only thing is I am starting with a 100% stock car, down to the stock shocks. It is very very floaty right now.

I am rebuilding the front, adding new shocks, v8 springs in the front and new stock springs in the rear.

I will be starting a 'build' thread soon, and will definatliy keep it updated.

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