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Manufacturing Monday's Featured Product: Control Arm Shaft Kit

Posted by Rare Parts Inc. on Nov 14, 2017 6:39:54 AM

Control Arm Shaft Kit.jpegThis week’s Manufacturing Monday's featured product is our control arm shaft kit - Part#: RP15347. Order a set today and feel the difference!

When people think of 1960s-era Fords the original "1964 1/2" Mustang may come to mind. But the company turned out a variety of memorable and collectible models under all three of its nameplates in those years and through the early '70s, including the Galaxie 500 - Torino and Ranch Wagon, and the Lincoln Mark III and  IV.

More than four decades have passed, however, and parts from that pre-downsizing period are increasingly hard to come by, including the necessary pieces for control arm assemblies. These keep wheels and chassis synchronized and the car responsive to the road and driver inputs. Worn or compromised control arm assemblies can lead to handling that feels erratic, or worse. Critical in these assemblies is the upper control arm shaft, which over decades may be compromised by stress and wear.

Demand for Rare Parts' original kits for these shafts covering a wide range of '60s-vintage Ford products eventually exhausted our New Old Stock supply. So we took the opportunity to begin manufacturing our Diamond Series® version featuring case-hardened mount pads.

The kit comes complete with bushings and all the necessary hardware and replaces Ford C5AZ3047A, Moog K8175, McQuay-Norris FA545, TRW 13174A, AC Delco 45J0001, Perfect Circle 264-3425 / 280-3425 and Raybestos 595-1001.

 Fits These Models:

FORD: COUNTRY SEDAN 1965-72
FORD: COUNTRY SQUIRE 1965-72 
FORD: CUSTOM 1965-72 
FORD: CUSTOM 500 1965-72 
FORD: GALAXIE 1965-67 
FORD: GALAXIE 500 1965-72 
FORD: GRAN TORINO 1972
FORD: LTD 1965-72 
FORD: RANCH WAGON 1965-72 
FORD: RANCHERO 1972 
FORD: THUNDERBIRD 1967-72 
FORD: TORINO 1972
LINCOLN: CONTINENTAL 1970-72 
LINCOLN: MARK III 1968-71 
LINCOLN: MARK IV 1972 
MERCURY: BROUGHAM 1967 
MERCURY: COLONY PARK 1965-72
MERCURY: COMMUTER 1965-68 
MERCURY: MARAUDER 1965-70 
MERCURY: MARQUIS 1967-72 
MERCURY: MONTCLAIR 1965-68 
MERCURY: MONTEGO 1972 
MERCURY: MONTEREY 1965-72 
MERCURY PARK LANE 1965-68

 

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