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New 1968/69 Javelin/AMX/Rambler suspension upgrade

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Below Is the lower mount, it ties together with the control arm, strut rod and ball-joint attachment point.




You use your stock lower ball joint.

The A-arm is fully TIG-welded .095 wall DOM tubing and uses FK Rod ends (FKB-RSMX8T). It mimics the design and construction of several other arms available for other cars. Primarily the magnum force A-Body MFR161041-A arm.
I've had the arms on my car for several thousand miles, and have disassembled and inspected the assembly many times.
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This looks very nice! I am interested in this for my 64' American. Have you test fit these items on an American? I cant remember if everything is exactly the same or not? When do you think you will be ready for shipping this stuff? Will you be making these in batches depending on how fast they sell? Or just pre-sell and make in batches etc?
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Thank you, I'll be making them in batches, only unknown is how big the batches need to be.

I think it will fit a bunch of Pre-'67 cars, perhaps even big body cars too? I don't honestly know much about AMC/Rambler cars earlier than '67. Knowing how AMC resisted changing any platform designs, I suspect this would fit on several ramblers in addition to the AMX/Javelins/Remblers, but I can't say for certain.
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Do you have any finished product ready to ship? Are the finished ones powder coated? I have fabbed some brackets to use the 13" 2012 Mustang front brakes on my car. I can't imagine any reason they wouldn't still be able to be used when installing this set up? It just bolts on with the stock factory spindle etc.
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I 'had' finished product that I've recently shipped. I kept one remaining set on-hand to show in Kenosha.

The arms are painted, not powder coated. Powder coating would add cost. It may be an option in the future, but I have my hands full for now.

The 4-bolt holes that attach the steering knuckle to the spindle are dimensionally the same, so your brackets should be fine.
I'll be starting the next batch in August.
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Ok, I am interested in a set. You can leave them un-coated and I will have them powder coated.
As long as we can verify that they will fit on my 64' American first. Put me on the list.
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I had a question on the upper bracket. Here is a picture of the brackets installed in my car. The Brackets I have are pre-production parts, and a bit ugly. The actual brackets are laser cut, painted, and look much better than what I have.
The kit can also be welded in, but it's imperative it's tight to the chassis.
Inside the car 6 button head bolts are visible.

The design places spring load onto the same chassis structure as the stock spring.

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Great stuff. Do you have an email address were we can discuss this?
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Thanks, send any questions to dairylandfab@tds.net.
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Very interested in these. I crushed another original bushing, it's time to replace them all...maybe with a better handling upgrade.

'66 American 440 Convertible 290/WC M-37/AMC 20 3.15
'97 Jeep Wrangler 4.0 5sp
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