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Old May 28th, 2018, 05:18 AM   #1  
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Sloppy steering 1963 Olds F 85

The ball Joints in the center link are worn, so I would need a replacement. I have already searched the usual sources, to no avail. Can someone help? Would it be possible to replace the ball joints?

The rules and regulations are very strict here in Switzerland and I would hate to take a otherwise perfectly runnig car of the street.

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The ball Joints in the center link are worn, so I would need a replacement. I have already searched the usual sources, to no avail. Can someone help? Would it be possible to replace the ball joints?

The rules and regulations are very strict here in Switzerland and I would hate to take a otherwise perfectly runnig car of the street.

Thanks, Peter

Kanter sells all the front end parts.
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Kanter sells all the front end parts.
I found parts for the full size cars only in the Kanter catalogue and nothing for the 1963 F 85. I've sent them a email and am now hoping for the best
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I found parts for the full size cars only in the Kanter catalogue and nothing for the 1963 F 85. I've sent them a email and am now hoping for the best

Kanter's front end kit for a 1963 F-85

Kanter Idler Arm for 1963 F-85 (second one down)


The center link uses integral adjustable ball fittings that are not replaced. You use a drag link socket to adjust them.
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Kanter's front end kit for a 1963 F-85

Kanter Idler Arm for 1963 F-85 (second one down)


The center link uses integral adjustable ball fittings that are not replaced. You use a drag link socket to adjust them.
Thank you for the advice
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Old July 30th, 2018, 07:59 AM   #6  
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I found a refurbished part at usapartssupply.com and it fits perfectly.

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