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Matt Hagan

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Location : East Peoria, IL
Registration date : 2008-05-28

King Pins and other replacement steering parts

Post by Matt Hagan on Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:49 pm

I need to replace king pins and other steering parts. Where to get them? Rolling Eyes
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donivan65
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Registration date : 2008-05-12

Re: King Pins and other replacement steering parts

Post by donivan65 on Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:57 pm

If you got a G-10 and want bronze bushings, Rare Parts probably charges $137 for the kit,,,,,,,I got drag and center links for a G-10
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VANagain

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Age : 57
Registration date : 2008-05-16

Re: King Pins and other replacement steering parts

Post by VANagain on Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:20 pm

I took the easy route and went with the nylon bushings on my new king pins. That's what they came with. I'm sure the bronze ones are better but I hear they may need some machining to be properly fit.

Here's more info on king pins:

http://vintage-vans.forumotion.com/t909-king-pins-bushings#2404
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Matt Hagan

Number of posts : 48
Location : East Peoria, IL
Registration date : 2008-05-28

Thanks

Post by Matt Hagan on Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:15 pm

Looks like I need to save some money! Thanks everyone for your 2 cents.
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donivan65
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Re: King Pins and other replacement steering parts

Post by donivan65 on Mon Mar 07, 2016 2:45 pm

,,,it wont be too bad if you go with the $45 Moog 8494N Nylon bushings that came in the vans,,,,,

ChevyVanMan1

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Re: King Pins and other replacement steering parts

Post by ChevyVanMan1 on Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:24 pm

Although I'm oldschool and prefer bronze over nylon (Delrin actually a space age polymer) the old plastic spacers probably lasted for decades. Hence, as the bronze kits were so hard and expensive to get I went with plastic. However, I only use White Lithium Grease to lube my kingpins and other front end parts. I'm no chemist, yet I know WLG does not dissolve plastic and rubber like regular grease will over time. Hence, maybe the new set will last even longer--surely past my and my van's lifetime.
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jrinaman

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Re: King Pins and other replacement steering parts

Post by jrinaman on Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:43 pm

recently replaced mine, used the nylon and took a couple hours or less. wanted bronze but they need machined. local spring shop quoted $800.00 for bronze if I carry in the axle.

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