Yeah, I made my own, so it shouldn't matter to me. But the point of the whole exercise was to show that it doesn't take a rocket scientist to fabricate something like this. The other point was to hopefully get a source for affordable arms.
I just got off the phone with Larry at Spartan Rod Works
. He contacted me with questions about the arms I made and about the tall spindle conversion. I sent him a fax with some dimensions.
We had quite a nice chat, and he's nearly ready to start the project.
His arms will take the screw-in type ball joints, so that will make life a little easier.
He said his price for a pair will probably be in the $200 range. Sounds like our work on this will pay off.
I also spoke with him about fabbing tubular lowers. I have a stock lower arm that I've been trying to figure out how to make a jig from.
He asked what the advantage of tubular lowers would be. I told him about the issues with broken lower arms. He seems interested in this too.
I told him I'd give him any and all measurements I can to make this possible.
I very much appreciate that Larry took the time to contact me about this.
Send me an email if you'd like to add any input to this. I'll call Larry once I get everyone's opinions together so he won't get 50 calls with the same issue.
He said he's not familiar with Team Chevelle, so I told him that we have over 12,000 members on the web. I think that might be good enough to get him moving quickly on this.
We may even be able to talk him into a discounted group purchase, but I wouldn't bet on it since his pricing seems very low to start with.