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#2609542 - 01/20/19 06:34 PM Lower ball joints for 1969 Chrysler Newport
tex013 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/09
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Loc: Sydney,Australia
Where would be the best place to buy lower ball joints for a 69 Newport ?
This does NOT have screw in lower ball joints .
The only supplier I have found is Rareparts in California , can order through Jegs . Is there anyone else ?
TIA

Tex
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#2609587 - 01/20/19 07:25 PM Re: Lower ball joints for 1969 Chrysler Newport [Re: tex013]
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You asking for a Drum brake car, or a BUDD 4 piston caliper, disc brake car?
Big difference.
On a disc brake car, the ball joint is part of the steering knuckle, and big $$$$$$$ to pay, if one can be found.
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#2609602 - 01/20/19 07:44 PM Re: Lower ball joints for 1969 Chrysler Newport [Re: tex013]
Andrewh Offline
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assuming drum.
PST was and appears to be the most reasonable.
https://p-s-t.com/i-23159115-original-performance-standard-front-end-kit.html#!year%3D1969%7C%7Cmake%3DCHRYSLER%7C%7Cmodel%3DNEWPORT

for the price of their kit, you get both ball joints vs the lowers alone from rareparts.

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#2609658 - 01/20/19 08:59 PM Re: Lower ball joints for 1969 Chrysler Newport [Re: tex013]
tex013 Offline
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Hemi ,
car has drum front brakes , knuckle/joint combined

Andrewh ,
thanks for that will discuss with owner . looks like a way better buy . Though he has supplied new upper joints already

Tex
_________________________
New best ET 10.259@129.65 .
New best MPH 130.32
Finally fitted a solid cam,
stepped it up a bit more
3690lbs through the mufflers
Power by Tex's Automotive

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#2611501 - 01/24/19 09:13 AM Re: Lower ball joints for 1969 Chrysler Newport [Re: tex013]
65pacecar Offline
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Loc: KY
Rare Parts has the C-Body suspension parts for a good price, similar to the old MOOG quality parts. I have had good luck with them.

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#2612388 - 01/25/19 10:20 PM Re: Lower ball joints for 1969 Chrysler Newport [Re: hemi71x]
Twostick Offline
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Registered: 05/20/03
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Loc: Downtown Roebuck Ont
Originally Posted By hemi71x
You asking for a Drum brake car, or a BUDD 4 piston caliper, disc brake car?
Big difference.
On a disc brake car, the ball joint is part of the steering knuckle, and big $$$$$$$ to pay, if one can be found.


On a C-body, 68 was the last year for Budd brakes.

65-73 C-bodies use the same lower ball joints for drum and single piston 69-73 disc brake spindles.

The steering arm is part of the ball joint on these too.

If you can source a set of 69-73, preferably 73 disc spindles, now would be a good time to upgrade to disc brakes.



Kevin


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#2612390 - 01/25/19 10:32 PM Re: Lower ball joints for 1969 Chrysler Newport [Re: Twostick]
hemi71x Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: Rancho Cordova, California (Sa...
Originally Posted By Twostick
Originally Posted By hemi71x
You asking for a Drum brake car, or a BUDD 4 piston caliper, disc brake car?
Big difference.
On a disc brake car, the ball joint is part of the steering knuckle, and big $$$$$$$ to pay, if one can be found.


On a C-body, 68 was the last year for Budd brakes.

65-73 C-bodies use the same lower ball joints for drum and single piston 69-73 disc brake spindles.

The steering arm is part of the ball joint on these too.

If you can source a set of 69-73, preferably 73 disc spindles, now would be a good time to upgrade to disc brakes.



Kevin


Oops, your right about the disc brakes, year.
My bad.
I knew that, got the year wrong, and you refreshed the memory banks in the old cranium.

How about Rare Suspension Parts in Stockton, California?


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#2615327 - 01/31/19 07:56 PM Re: Lower ball joints for 1969 Chrysler Newport [Re: tex013]
tex013 Offline
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Registered: 03/27/09
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Loc: Sydney,Australia
sorry for slow reply
customer ordered the PST kit . at least there will be some spare bushes , am I correct in thinking the upper ball joint is the same as a 68/69 b body ? the Newport upper takes the same ball joint tool .

Tex
_________________________
New best ET 10.259@129.65 .
New best MPH 130.32
Finally fitted a solid cam,
stepped it up a bit more
3690lbs through the mufflers
Power by Tex's Automotive

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#2615339 - 01/31/19 08:25 PM Re: Lower ball joints for 1969 Chrysler Newport [Re: tex013]
Andrewh Offline
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Registered: 02/17/03
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no, it is different, but it is the same size tool.
tool works for later a, all b and c.
there is one size smaller for early a and one larger for trucks.

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