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    2017-09-16 11.59.16.jpg Again year month ? 20170916_114954.jpg
    Last edited by Jim Mason; 09-16-2017, 01:00 PM.

  • #2
    Kingpin was changed in early 29. Will look up the rest today.
    "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell


    • #3
      Was off a bit on the kingpin as it was used through August of 29 instead of early 29.

      Lock pins. The one on the left was used from the beginning until April of 29. Must have been what my mind had mixed up in the earlyier statement.

      The one on the right was used from April through August of 29.

      While these parts are hard to find in usable condition I did find an accurate way to fake the look using the later king pins and lock pins. Faking the look was alot of work. When done right they look correct for judging. It does take a couple of hours of machining. At one point have a complete usable set for the rdstr pu. Sure I can scroung another set if I do indeed get the early tudor as I hate to fake things, but know it can be done. Rod
      "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell


      • #4
        I've oft wondered why those early pins are so hard to find. should be a lot around that weren't worn out.


        • Dennis
          Dennis commented
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          I could use a pair of them. Previous owner whoever installed them backwards. Thrust bearings were upside down...

      • #5
        YTook me quite awhile to come up with a usable pair. I quit looking at the one pair


        • #6
          Bought an early (not very early) front end and rear end today while on Junk Jaunt. Sure enough the lock pins are the later style so it is safe to say the king pins are also. Axle, wishbone, spindles, brake actuators and backing plates are correct. Rear end has the correct single lever backing plates and drag links, axle housings are correct, but someone has used the later re-inforced banjo housing and the speedometer drive housing is missing. Rod
          "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell


          • #7
            Point of reference. The AA locking pin is similar looking but different. Wandering a swap meet and seeing one on a table you may not initially be able to tell the difference. Ask me how I know.

            RG&JS says the AA one was used through Dec '29 and is pictured on the right in the picture.

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            • Mitch
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              Welcome Tim!

          • #8
            Hey Tim, WELCOME to the VFF.

            Great shot and reference, the more we get of those the smarter we get!
            You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


            • #9
              E28 Locking Pin and King Pins....EYE CANDY!!!!
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              • #10
                Mark, in your eye candy photos have the two king pins been machined to accept the early locking pin? I have one original and one NOS king pin. The used pin has Ford scrip on the back side of the upper area and the NOS pin does not have a Ford script. Do you have a mate to my pins as they are for the same side. Jim
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                • Mark Maron
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                  Have to check of if i have any left and no machining done jim....

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