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I'm cleaning my frame and suspension components, for painting and then I'll need all the rebuild parts (ball joints, bumpers, bushings, etc). What is the best source of these parts, preferably in 'kit form' for price... I would prefer US mfgd parts... Any suggestions appreciated.

I also need the rear suspension bushings for the spring ends, and the teflon sliders for between the springs. Are those sliders available? Suggestions appreciated.

I'm also going to install a 283 or 350 engine in a car that was originally a 6 cyl. The six cylinder springs are good. They have 10 coils. Cutting one coil off should lower the car an inch or two, as well as stiffen the suspension. Can anyone who has done this tell me if this is a good idea (or not?).. :)
 

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I'm not sure on the quality of the rebuild kits I've seen advertised. The kits I've seen do not advertise the manufacturer so I've just assumed that they are foreign made. I do know that Moogs suspension parts have a good reputation for quality. Rock auto has good prices for the parts you will need.

Good luck on the springs.
 

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Your best bet hands down is to get your Moog suspension parts from Rock Auto Parts:http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php?ck[ID]=0&ck[idlist]=0&ck[viewcurrency]=USD&ck[PHP_SESSION_ID]=0o9o54shrsfb0v5md7s5nge6i6 They are now a sponsor.....However, I've been getting my parts from them for years.
 

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It seems to be difficult to determine which parts (moog or otherwise) are really made in the US... :( I've always liked MOOG also, but prefer US made regardless of the brand.

Does anyone have an opinion (or have you used) these 'economy' tubular control arms (all built up) and the swaybar/drop spring parts from CPP? I've never used parts from that company, but it seems it would be *faster* and not much more expensive (if any at all), to just buy these parts and bolt them on. Any advice??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-1956-1...Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item58ad29fcb8

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1955-1956-1...Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item58aac974ce
 

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I can tell you with 100% certainty that the tubular A arms you listed are Chinese repops of Global West units. I have heard but not verified that Global West stuff is a lot more expensive and built offshore as well. A number of members on here have installed the repop versions and like them fine. How long the bushing will last remains to be seen.
 
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