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Originally posted by geno8769 geno8769 wrote:

I wish I would have seen this thread earlier.
they were gonna build a few extras give em a call and see if you can get some
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Those are coming out quite nice!! Looking forward to getting them on my GTS!!!
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Got all the bar angles figured out, bent, and ready for coping on the bushing side. Finding the angle of the tube in multiple planes was pretty tricky, but after bending and fitting some samples I have these spot-on. 

The fixture was set up so that no part of the new arm sticks out past where the factory arm would be. I'll also be checking this against a stock frame to verify there's no contact anywhere thru full travel. 

Waiting on some lasered plates to cap the ends of the tube and these will be ready to weld, then drop off the ones getting powdercoated . At that time we will request the balance from everyone via email.  They'll ship in the order the final payments are received.  

Thank you everyone for being patient. This is a side project for me so I'm putting as much time in as I can between other work in the shop. 


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Some were asking about extras.  I had 2 extra sets but we were contacted by people and they have been sold. Please have the others email me directly and we will consider an additional short run for the same price, so long as there are at least 4-6 interested people. 


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I am interested as well. Just did the rear on mine and I am about to start the front.
 
Did you get a price on these yet?
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What date do you think they will ship out?
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My car is at the Little Shop today for test fit of the first arms before final welding.
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final fit on some Torino arms before we weld out 8 pairs

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Ya know what i'm kinda Hot for...
 
a set of ball joint drop spacers to allow for more droop of the upper arms
 
if you get a chance could you run that idea by the guys & see what they think they could bu$t a set out for?
 
maybe like 3" out of something strong, back in the day they made them of cast alloy & they ended up getting banned from use on the tracks, maybe some good quality billet alloy or steel if need be


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Pics of the test fit on my car before final welding.







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Looks great! Do we have part numbers for the A-arm bushings, ball joint, and bumper?
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Originally posted by cggrob cggrob wrote:

Looks great! Do we have part numbers for the A-arm bushings, ball joint, and bumper?
Yes, stock ball joint and bumper energy suspension  PN 4.3111G bushings.


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Looks like some quality work! very nice.
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If you go to their web sit they show them and mention custom build for our cars.
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Kudos to you Allan for getting these made. It looks really good, let us know how they work out for you.
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 the arms are done. The raw ones are shipping now and the powdercoated ones are getting coated.  

We've been paid by 6.  That leaves 3 that still need to pay.

I have installation notes ready that will be available with the item at  http://www.littleshopmfg.com/gran-torino-upper-control-arm-pair/   as soon as the host's FTP starts working.  (It was down yesterday and today for some reason).


For those asking, please mention that we can make more of these arms for the prices listed on that link. 


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Everyone has paid or has gotten with us to arrange payment.  Here's a shot of some of the powdercoat arms that are shipping out today.  Yall let us know if you have any installation questions that aren't already covered in the link below under "Installation Instructions"

Thanks guys for letting us do these. If anyone else is interested in a set, we've made them available at http://www.littleshopmfg.com/caster-adders-for-ford-cars/

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Got mine today.  These are works of art!!!  Can't wait to get 'em mounted.
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Originally posted by cggrob cggrob wrote:

Got mine today.  These are works of art!!!  Can't wait to get 'em mounted.
Get us some pics,Smile its gonna be awhile before I can mount mine.
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Originally posted by madmaxtorino madmaxtorino wrote:

Originally posted by cggrob cggrob wrote:

Got mine today.  These are works of art!!!  Can't wait to get 'em mounted.
Get us some pics,Smile its gonna be awhile before I can mount mine.
 
Unfortunately - I will be awhile as well.
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Has anyone installed the UCA? I'm having a figment issue with the bushings. The bushing I have measure an O.D. of 1.31. The old control arms are about 1.29. The new once are 1.24. The bushing doesn't fit! Mine are powder coated and the ID of the bushing holes are powder coated but I don't thing that's what's causing the problem. Any help would be appreciated.
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what bushings do you have?
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The numbers in it are 3085. They were purchased from performance suspension technology and fit the stock parts perfectly
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The arms were designed to work with the energy suspension poly bushings  PN 4.3111G
this is stated in the install directions in the link above.
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Crap. I had read on here that the stock bushing would work.
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I think that was me,talking about the ball joint and bumper. I didn't realize that bushing was included in that question. Autozone can get the bushings if they don't stock them.
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