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Also interested if using stock cross shaft.  My car is a 1972.  How about lower arms?
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Basic plan of details: 

- tubular version of the factory control arm
- made to fit the factory cross-shaft
- lasered plate ball joint receiver 
- DOM tubing, 1.5 OD x .125 wall
- Urethane frame-side bushings, tapped for grease fittings
- balljoint moved towards rear to allow for higher caster angle (2-4 deg)

We can offer them raw and also powdercoated fine textured black for an additional $35 per set. (this is a choice we use for most suspension parts, looks good and is more rugged than other finishes)

We would make this an item on our website www.littleshopmfg.com, and set it for a $100 deposit for raw, and $135 for powdercoated. Each deposit made will lower the price for the group. We can report back every couple of days while it's happening with an updated list of who has made a deposit. There will be an agreed deadline for deposits, and that will set the price for everyone's parts.

Once deposits are made, we will build the sets. It's difficult to nail down exact times for various suppliers and stages of fabrication, but from the hip I'd guess something like this could be done start-to-finish in 4-6 weeks. 

Shipping would be a flat rate of $30.

Here's the schedule I have in mind. Prices are for 1 pair of control arms, ready to accept a new or existing balljoint.

1 - 450
2 - 445
3 - 440
4 - 435
5 - 430
6 - 425
7 - 420
8 - 415
9 - 410
10 - 405
11 - 400
12 - 395
13 - 390
14 - 385
15 - 380
16 - 375
17 - 370
18 - 365
19 - 360
20 - 355
21 - 350
22 - 345
23 - 340
24 - 335
25 - 330
26 - 325
27 - 320
28 - 315
29 - 310
30 - 305
31 - 300
32 - 295
33 - 290
34 - 285
35 - 280
36 - 275
37 - 270
38 - 265
39+ - 250


Let me know what they think about doing this, and what they think about time frame. I feel like this is a very competitive pricing structure considering these are a specialty low-volume part. 


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No thanks, I'm out!
No where near enough benefit to warrant that cost!
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Keep this thread just for those who want to purchase the arms. Moved other post to a new topic about a arm tech. Thanks Allan.  I am getting two sets of the control arms made for myself. The main motivation behind getting this group  buy was to save myself some money because the bigger the order cheaper the parts. Many had expressed interest in the past about these arms and complained that no one would make them for our cars. The reason no one makes them is because there are not enough people to buy them. I wanted to try to change that! If you are interested but think 450 is two much, spread the word on other sites etc. that you frequent. These would also fit full size galaxies rancheros and many other fords. If we can get the word out and get 30 sets sold that makes them only 250 per set, which is very competitive to prices of other arms of big company's that fit generic motors! We have a company willing to make them and possibly branch off into lower arms and adjustable  strut rods if we can get the interest. If you are still interested at the price schedule above post a reply we are up to  two sets sold (mine). Thanks Allan

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Nice.. That's fine. Thumbs Up I'm still interested in contributing by buying a set if it makes or breaks the deal. I'd say $400 is a little high personally but I'll stand by to see how things unfold. Big smile
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Is the for the uppers and lowers....one price for both...
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Originally posted by torinojon torinojon wrote:

Is the for the uppers and lowers....one price for both...
just uppers
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I'm in. Went to the little shop web site but couldn't find a way to do my deposit.

Did I miss something or are they doing it over the phone only?
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It is not on the website yet, just getting this going, I will contact him tomorrow and find out when deposits can start. Thanks Allan
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Anyone else in now that we have pricing? More in, cheaper for everyone, Thanks Allan

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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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