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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rockatansky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-December-2014 at 8:30AM
don't get me wrong the prices quoted are not that steep considering,
but sadly it looks like i'll be salvaging from my stock-pile of junk
 
i'll 2nd the motion to garner more interest from far & wide across the internet,
there is a big Galaxie crowd, does this app also cover the 70/71 Torino/Montego/Cyclone/Cougars?
 
Originally posted by Big Bird Big Bird wrote:

NASCAR used a 65 Galaxie-based front suspension for years...  
 
but 1st, are we sure this custom order doesn't duplicate something that's already in production, in stock / on the shelf?
 
I took a look on the Summit site & they have a multitude of cross shaft dimensions to pick from, my stuff is in hibernation so I can't get any measurements to research any further. Summit may not be the best place to look either, maybe a Allstar, Speedway or another dirt track vendor might have them listed
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Parts were available for the nascar-type clip back in the 80s. It was often referred to as a "Holman-Moody" suspension, but I'm not finding anything online by that name. 
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I was thinkin Holman Moody too
 
 
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Those arms in the pic don't even mount the same as a stock torino.  Dual shocks not inside the spring. Loosely based on the stock set up maybe but nothing that would work on a real stock car. I still need this thread for people interested in buying these a arms. That is why I started the other thread. Thanks Allan
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http://www.littleshopmfg.com/upper-control-arm-pair-group-buy-deposit/


Here is the link to make the deposits for the control arms. They are taking deposits until Jan 17th and will start building them on Feb 1st. This may be our only time to get these manufactured, so if you are considering please order by Jan  17th! Thanks Allan 
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so whats the bottom line on price wright now....
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Originally posted by torinojon torinojon wrote:

so whats the bottom line on price wright now....
He is gonna keep me updated on how many are ordered along the way and I will post it when he does. I don't know how many have been ordered yet.
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is the Ranchero site aware of the group buy?
 
it probably won't make a difference in whether or not a guy here jumps in or not but there might be a couple guys or more over there that are All In right from the start, it'd be nice to let them know it's going on. it could mean like getting free shipping from where GTS.org would be on it's own?
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Originally posted by Rockatansky Rockatansky wrote:

is the Ranchero site aware of the group buy?
 
it probably won't make a difference in whether or not a guy here jumps in or not but there might be a couple guys or more over there that are All In right from the start, it'd be nice to let them know it's going on. it could mean like getting free shipping from where GTS.org would be on it's own?
If you are on that site let them know please! Thanks Allan
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PM response sent... no I'm not registered there
 
hopefully aquartlow Todd can spread the word
 
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I'm interested how many orders have went through?
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He is gonna keep me updated on how many are ordered along the way and I will post it when he does. I don't know how many have been ordered yet.
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Three deposits made so far and one who is waiting to get paid. So I think we have four for sure. Anyone else that is for sure but waiting to do a deposit let me know so that others can get an Idea on the final price. Thanks Allan
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I just did my deposit this a.m. hope more peeps get on board this a great opportunity to upgrade a 40+ year old suspension! Tubular arms are nothing new the Mustang crowd and GM guys they really work! I've done this with my Mustang and it made quite an improvement in handling!
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Four have been ordered with another seriously considering. That would put the price at 435 or 430. Tomorrow the 17th is the last day to order. Cheaper than a set of Hotchkis uppers for a generic motors.

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i would like to do a set but paypal has my account missed up.i can only do 1 set but not until Tuesday or Wednesday.im waiting on money they screwed up on.  let me no what you think.....
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Originally posted by torinojon torinojon wrote:

i would like to do a set but paypal has my account missed up.i can only do 1 set but not until Tuesday or Wednesday.im waiting on money they screwed up on.  let me no what you think.....
I will see if he will extend the deadline if you are sure you want a set. Also you only have to pay the deposit amount now and the rest when they are ready. Allan
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i cant do the deposit until Tuesday or Wednesday. my paypal account is messed up.i can only do one set of  unfinished.if not my loss.thanks 
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leaving the preorder open for a few more days. we have five preordered so far.
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i just did my deposit..... 
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leaving the preorder open for a few more days. we have six preordered so far.
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Is this closed, and if so are we ready to go?
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They will start building them Feb 1st. There were six pairs preordered. Estimate to take 4 to 6 weeks to make them. They have left the preorder open in case any one wants in last minute. 

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Yes. They had my car down in their shop last week taking measurements. Once the first one is built, they will bring my car in again for test fit. once all is good on test fit they will continue building the rest.
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Spent some time over the last few weeks drawing all of the arm parts and a ficture in cad. In the past we've lasered some parts and then built a fixture by hand, but this time I thought it would be cool to laser everything possible and thus have a very accurate fixture to weld the arms in.  

We're done with the upper bushings, and went ahead and added zerk fittings for easy greasing. In order to get the factory crossshafts in, you'll have to barely "de-hump" the 4 high spots of the crossshaft shown in the pic. It was close, so little material needs to be removed here. We could increase the bushing ID but then the factory replacement Energy Susp. 4.3111G couldn't be used. So we felt like this was the better choice. 

All the lasered parts are supposed to be delivered this week. They will go together pretty fast after the first one is done and we check fitment on a factory car. 

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plate fixtures we drew up and lasered for a short run of#torino upper control arms. They move the balljoint back and allow some caster for better handling.#littleshopmfg #littleshopparts

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If this production run is done again in a year or two I may have enough to buy a set haha
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I wish I would have seen this thread earlier.
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