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post #31 of 120 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 09, 9:41 PM Thread Starter
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Re: PST Front End Kit install, dialup warning

ever notice how close things can get when the steering is at full lock?


A little more room on this side, no steering shaft running through the middle of everything.


upper out of the way

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Re: PST Front End Kit install, dialup warning

more pickle forkin


foolishly decided to save some time and tie ros end boot by leaving the spindle/hub ass'y hooked up. bad idea, it turned out later.

making progress


nekkid as a jaybird.

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post #33 of 120 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 09, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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going back together. as noted previously, the new LCAs with new bushings seemed to be a little wider, a real bear getting them in. eventually applied the Large Ford Tool to this side also. you'll notice there seems to be a little paint missing off the end of the arm.


bolts in, up and down a couple times to make sure there's no binding

spring on this side has not been "adjusted" like the drivers side, had to use a spring compressor to get it in. more paint loss, grrrr.

more progress


second verse same as the first on the upper. check the "diverse" collection of stuff in the bottom of the tool cart.


back together. in this pic you can how scratched up the arm got getting the spring in. even with the spring compresssor it was a pain.

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post #34 of 120 (permalink) Old Jun 19th, 09, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Re: PST Front End Kit install, dialup warning

a couple more to come tomorrow. interesting unexpected result, replacing all the worn out junk in my front end raised the ride height about 3/4". used to have to lift up on the bumper or really ram the floor jack to get it under the crossmember, now it goes in with at 1/2" to spare. Yes the springs are properly located.

for new guys, check the two small holes in the spring pocket of the LCA:


notice they are not at the end of the spring pocket where it looks like the end of the spring would go. The blunt end of the spring is supposed to be between those two holes. Looking up from the bottom you should be able to see spring in one hole, not in the other. I'll see if I can get a pic in the morning.

The Large Ford Tool, also known as a BFH in some circles. Any Ford guys that see this, just kidding, you can think of it as a Large Chevy Tool.

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post #35 of 120 (permalink) Old Jun 24th, 09, 7:31 PM
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Re: PST Front End Kit install, dialup warning

Great pics, great post Tom! You mentioned that you car sits higher now - did you tighten the C/A bushings before the car was on it tires on the ground?

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post #36 of 120 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 09, 6:19 PM Thread Starter
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Re: PST Front End Kit install, dialup warning

nah, I learned about that many years ago. I think it was because the LCA bushings were so worn out it allowed the geometry to change. car had the oval rear bushings.

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post #37 of 120 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 09, 1:04 PM
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Re: PST Front End Kit install, dialup warning

Great post Tom, fwiw, I installed their polygraphite bushings front & rear on the '65 Camino, also 1" drop front springs. The parts were bought quite awhile back (hint: the catalog was more of a 20 page flyer back then), and the car has seen the driveway but not the road just yet, but as far as fit, finish, and quality of service goes, I recommend these guys without reservation.

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Re: PST Front End Kit install, dialup warning

none of the photo bucket pics are showing!!

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none of the photo bucket pics are showing!!
yeah, i msg'ed tom about a week ago about this... and he said he was going to try to fix it. but doesn't look like he has
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Greetings from Arizona
I installed thier bushings in Bj's 67 Elcamino rear arms after I
boxed the arms and painted them as I was putting new 12 bolt
in. I must say there were little hard to get in untill I figured out the process...but well worth doing..quiet and rear traction is great
Its not finished all the wat but has couple hundred miles.
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Re: PST Front End Kit install, dialup warning

Tom,

Just found your post we were talking about today. NO WONDER you don't want to mess with that again. That must have taken a couple days to do? Helps to have the right tools for the job too i guess.

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post #43 of 120 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 09, 7:49 PM Thread Starter
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Re: PST Front End Kit install, dialup warning

Well dang. I did fix those once. Wonder what happened now.

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fixed again. or re-fixed. or whatever.

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Re: PST suspension kit install, dialup warning

Tom,

I plan on upgrading my front end come springtime and I've been looking at PST's products. In your opinion is adding tubular control arms worth the added expense?

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