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« on: March 03, 2010, 12:58:54 AM »

same as above
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 06:26:11 PM »

I still have my original ball joints.  I'm sure many others do too.  They are rivited.
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 09:40:13 PM »

I am also curious where to get original style front end rebuild kits.  I am in the process of rebuilding my subframe and front end and wonder what kit is most original.  any suggestions?
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 01:24:18 AM »

I talked to Jim at Heartbeatcity.he said he has original type ball joints that will use rivets.MADE IN TURKEY?HuhHuhHuh? I think I will pass.if my well falls over because of the ball joint.that wont be cool Cry   I might just use ac delco stuff and see how it goes.
                         
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 09:36:00 AM »

Thanks, I see many companies that sell complete rebuild kits for front ends.  My guess is that any of them could be riveted instead of bolted, I could be wrong though.  I would like to buy a full rebuild kit that has the proper look of original.  Anyone use a kit that looked correct regardless of rivets?  Can you buy the rivets seperately?
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 10:17:37 AM »

You might want to talk to Brian at Bair's in Linesville, PA, (814) 683-4223; they have been riveting '63-'82 Corvette upper and lower ball joints for decades, and may have a line on where to get ball joints with the rivet-sized holes in them.
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010, 11:59:41 PM »

I called Bairs,the ball joints that they use are made by Dana.he couldnt help for Camaro ball joints. Sad
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2010, 11:30:44 AM »

Has anybody had any luck with the complete kits like classic industries, Kanter, etc?  Any suggestions as to which looks most like original?  I realize they are bolt on ball joints but I want to rebuild my complete front suspension and subframe and none of my research has yielded a preferred brand. 
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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2010, 06:19:08 PM »

TRW and Moog are 2 of the more popular suspension component companies, their products are good quality.  You may find that some of the chassis mount bushings are still available from GM. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2010, 01:37:59 PM »

moog bushings also makes a replacement
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2010, 03:22:36 PM »

Heres an ancient discussion on Yenkos.net about riveted ball Joints, sizes of the rivets and heads, suppliers etc.

http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=UBB10&Number=174017&Searchpage=1&Main=173929&Words=rivets&topic=&Search=true#Post174017
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2010, 07:55:44 PM »

Rich,

I suggest you contact Jerry MacNiesh or Ken Lucas. They both install original style riveted ball joints that are accepted by concours judges.
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« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2010, 11:51:56 PM »

Im not looking to install the rivets.Im looking for correct looking ball joints for a 69
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