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Old 03-05-2006, 12:51 PM   #21
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Get BOTH rears and carefully inspect the fronts, too.

Save the bushings for me from your donor arm if you get it. I'll want measurements and pics.
cant aford both right now... but i will save any good bushings...
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Spank you very much, sir. I'd appreciate it. I'm trying to figure out some performance/polyurethane options for us.
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Spank you very much, sir. I'd appreciate it. I'm trying to figure out some performance/polyurethane options for us.
k cool, no problem, anything to help improve are cars i have no problem helping out with
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There was only one assembly there but I think it is for the left. The orientation of the sway bar mount leads me to believe that it'* the left side. Check out the pic and verify.

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There was only one assembly there but I think it is for the left. The orientation of the sway bar mount leads me to believe that it'* the left side. Check out the pic and verify.

yup i need the left one, it looks the same as mine...
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Was that lower ball joint frozen . If so it could have ftigued that control arm causing it to fail.
That is really scary looking. You are very lucky you didn't lose it.
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Seee Seeeee....I knew right where he left them. Odd...both were behind the red car last time I was up there with Randy.

Bandit.. That looks like a case of long term rust. While it should be a strongpoint... rust eats any metal and once it starts..gooooooodbye
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i think its part of the rust but also something else made it brake, cuz my 88 Celebrity has 248,000 miles on it and none of its suspension parts are that bad... bad as in fall off

but alwell now i know to look at that part when i get my next Bonne in a 2-3years(SSEi)

also now everyone in the forums that live in a Salty place should take a look at that on there cars so this doesn't happen to them :(
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Just because your celeb didn't do it means nothing. Each car and each batch of metal can be slightly different...

Really it comes down to stuff happens...
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NEW PICS. my brother (doppleganger) and my dad took it apart while i was at worka nd took some pics..






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