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63 F85 control arm bushings.

Old December 28th, 2018, 05:25 AM
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63 F85 control arm bushings.

I've been piling up the parts to replace my suspension bushings for a while now, and it looks like it will be soon. I've got a buddy with a garage lift who is willing to do the work in exchange for an old bronco I have. I have heard that the Rare Parts rear control arm bushing bolt holes are slightly undersized, so they may need to be reamed. Does any one else have any helpful info/lessons learned about this project, either front or rear? Also, I'll likely get around to pulling and rebuilding the steering gear while he has it up in the air. Get rid of that dang leak!
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Old December 28th, 2018, 05:30 AM
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I have yet to do any suspension work on the 61-63 model but I will be soon on a 62. I have everything NOS for the front end but I don't have anything for the back. Where did you get the rear bushings from? Looks like auto zone has them but not sure how good they are or if there is a better source.
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Old December 29th, 2018, 03:32 AM
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My rear control arm bushings came from Rare Parts, via Ebay. They were what I was talking about in regards to possibly having to ream the bolt holes. Expensive, as well. Looking at the prices on ebay, they varied a fair bit for the same parts, so I picked one of the cheaper prices. All went well, parts got here quick. As I recall, the vendor was called Discount Car parts?
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