Originally Posted by Albackus36
Okay, these cars use a parallelogram steering setup with mulitple joints that develop play in them over the years. When you add up the play in each of the joints from the tie-rod ends to the steering box, there can be quite a large amount of play after 40-some years. It really couldn't hurt to rebuild the front end of your gal. Performance Suspension Technology (the add the back of a lot of car mags) has a rebuild kit for many big fords. Their kit is pretty easy for even a beginner. Lowering the lower control arms can be a bit daunting or you could just have a shop do it. If they've never been replaced, the ball-joints, inner/outer tie-rods, idler arm bushings, and control arm bushings are probably all worn out. Rubber deteriorates even if not used. Check it out.
ive actually seen some kits on summitracing, i believe they are made of polyurethane or semething like that. Is there a kit or something close to that that you guys know of, so i can buy it and replace the bushings on the car?
Have you actually purchase new ones for you gal?
ill like to change all that on the front end to get it right at the first time..
Thank you for your post.
I wold like to know more of it. And it would be grear if i can replace everything i can...