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« on: June 01, 2016, 04:50:50 PM »
i have`nt been here in a day or two and it took me forever to find how to open a thread .. i looked and found plenty of threads about ball joints but could not open any .. anyway can someone tell me the difference between 73 ball joints and later ones ,,  the only thing i can see is the bolt holes are a few thousands off . i have both on hand .. believe me i can open up a bolt hole on a 27 $ 1975 ball joint easy enuff to keep from paying 127 $ for a 1973 ball joint ...

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Re: ball joints
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 06:34:48 PM »
Beyond the math word problem (answer, $102) I'd say to check the taper and depth there of. The proper fitment to the spindle would be critical.  Also, do the mounting holes (or modifying the holes) offset the ball joint as it mounts on the arm? That could throw the camber out to a point it can't adjust back to spec. but otherwise I agree that if the part is adaptable use it.  all the 71-73 suspension stuff is expensive due to its age and smaller sample application.  In my mind people should be snagging every decent rotor they can find because I believe they are over $100 too..

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Re: ball joints
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2016, 07:25:02 PM »
 ahh 1  new math .. it confuses me .. 127 - 27 is now 102 .. no wonder i cant make the joints fit ( but i did ) ...

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Re: ball joints
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2016, 11:54:13 PM »
My bad. Thought the 27 was 25 must have caught that from the "5" in the 1975. Why was it that I always saw the error AFTER the paper was corrected??? So how did they fit? Or better said what did you do to make them fit?