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Old 08-25-2017, 09:20 PM   #1
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Front end rebuild kits?

So last kit I got I purchased from a board member, one he wasn't using. I think it was all Moog (?). I have no idea where he came up with it.

Is getting a rebuild kit the best way to go? Or piece it together? Looking to rebuild the front end on a 72 C10. Prefer to use quality parts. Read some threads here where people have gotten the shaft. Non Moog parts in Moog boxes etc.
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:35 PM   #2
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Re: Front end rebuild kits?

Moog was bought out be Federal Mogul, not sure about their ball joint and tie rod quality declining but the front hub I bought for my 4x4 F250 didn't last a month.....
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:23 PM   #3
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Re: Front end rebuild kits?

Just looked under the truck & stuff is shot, so it’s rebuild time for me too. Curious as to other replies to your question. Found this http://www.moog-suspension-parts.com...packagedeal146 Opinions? Thanks
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:45 PM   #4
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Re: Front end rebuild kits?

Amazon is the best deal. Just bought all new components last week.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:35 PM   #5
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Any additional parts recommended other than Ball Joints, Tie Rod Ends & Adjusting Sleeves?
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:41 PM   #6
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Re: Front end rebuild kits?

Idler arm, pitman arm, upper/lower control arm shafts and bushings. That covers everything.
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:13 AM   #7
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Re: Front end rebuild kits?

I pieced my front end together as well and rebuilt the ENTIRE thing with Moog parts. Some I picked up locally and others I picked up online. The one thing I bought that wasn't Moog, but made by Dorman, was the lower control arm shaft U-bolts. I upgraded to the grade 8, 9/16" U-bolts and got them from Summit Racing for 16 bucks for both sides.

The Moog ball joints were top quality. My truck is a 1972 GMC C15.

Here is the thread post with the link to Summit Racing for the U-bolts.

http://www.67-72chevytrucks.com/vboa...4&postcount=14

You might have to drill out the holes in the cross member just a tad to get them to fit, but they are a great upgrade. Mine fit through the holes without any drilling.

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Old 10-13-2017, 10:23 AM   #8
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Applications for the bolts only goes back to 1973. Think they’d work on ’72 C10?
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:38 PM   #9
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They are the same. They are bolted into my 1972 C15.

http://www.67-72chevytrucks.com/vboa...&postcount=139

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I love using vacuum gauges as part of the carb tuning process. I hook the gauge to the inside of my garbage can and leave it there.
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Remember Murphys 2nd law of mechanical relationships... "OPPOSING COMPONENTS ATTEMPTING TO OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE, AT THE SAME TIME, GENERALLY END UP OCCUPYING ADJOINING SPACE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OIL PAN"

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Old 10-13-2017, 03:01 PM   #10
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Re: Front end rebuild kits?

Does anyone have a parts list for all the parts you need???
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Old 10-13-2017, 03:06 PM   #11
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Any additional parts recommended other than Ball Joints, Tie Rod Ends & Adjusting Sleeves?
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Idler arm, pitman arm, upper/lower control arm shafts and bushings. That covers everything.


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My 1972 GMC 1500 Super Custom (Creeping Death) "long term" build thread.

The Rebuild of Creeping Death after the wreck

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I would never rebuild a 305.
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I love using vacuum gauges as part of the carb tuning process. I hook the gauge to the inside of my garbage can and leave it there.
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Remember Murphys 2nd law of mechanical relationships... "OPPOSING COMPONENTS ATTEMPTING TO OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE, AT THE SAME TIME, GENERALLY END UP OCCUPYING ADJOINING SPACE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OIL PAN"
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