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  • 1933 Ford front suspension rebuild, what parts needed?

    I have just started work on a 33 Ford and need to rebuild the front suspension. The front end shakes and jumps whenever I hit a small bump in the road so I guess its time to replace a few things to get the ride to smooth out.

    My question is do I need to get an entire kit to replace the spindle bolts/king pins, bushings, bearing, ect or do I need just few of these parts. I am sure the bushing need to be replaced but not sure about the spindle bolts. Found online the complete kit for less than $100. I have not tackled something like this before but know my way around later model cars. Would like to know how much of a job this is and what else I may as well do while I have the front apart.

    Thank you for any advice.

  • #2
    Welcome pikalpha to the VFF!!
    I would think the whole kit would be the way to go. You need to go over your complete front end to make sure there are no other issues. Your shimmy (death wobble) can be caused by many different things. Something as simple as a bent rim or a bad tire can cause a shimmy. Try rotating the wheels and tires to see if you have a change or check them for excessive run out. Air pressure is also overlooked. Maybe there is someone nearby to assist, so putting your general location in your profile can be beneficial
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    • #3
      Hey pikalpha, WELCOME to the VFF!!
      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!

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      • #4
        If bushings are worn, so are the king pins. Replace it all. $100 in this hobby is nothing.

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