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deadhead
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posted 09-05-2002 01:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for deadhead   Click Here to Email deadhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
deadhead here, again, looking for advice.

I've been seriously contemplating switching over to manual steering on my '65 289/C-4 coop. I've checked eleven different Mustang parts suppliers and have found wildly different prices for the same items. Manual center links run from $40 to $100. Ties rod sleeves go for $11/pair to $16 a piece.

Now, I know the items may not be from the same manufacturers, and NOS Ford parts will be expensive. Can anyone offer advice on what worked for them, to help me save some cash? I suppose if I knew which manufacturers to look for or avoid, I could then buy from the merchant with the best prices.

Thanks,

deadhead

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69 Sportsroof
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posted 09-05-2002 02:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69 Sportsroof   Click Here to Email 69 Sportsroof     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
TRW and MOOG are brands to look for. Mustangs Plus (link at top of page) and a company called Performance Suspension Technology has suspension components also. In some of my old magazines are adds from a company called Just Suspension out of New Jersey. All of the above offer complete front suspension rebuild kits for vintage cars.

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mustangs68
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posted 09-05-2002 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
aand call your local NAPA dealer.
be surprised what they can get.
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mellowyellow
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posted 09-05-2002 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Be wary of some 'kit' prices. I did that ONCE and got inferior lower control arms that had 4 welds holding the ball joint on instead of OEM type rivets. MMonthly showed a pic of a welded one and it wasn't pretty! Napa has good stuff. Moog is the best.

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