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When We Say Rare, We Mean Rare.

Posted by Rare Parts Inc. on Jun 23, 2016 11:17:39 AM

We love a good challenge at Rare Parts. Which is why we take it upon ourselves to remake hard to find parts that are either obsolete or need a more rugged design to get the job done.

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Heavy Duty Pitman Arms. Don't Go Offroading Without Them.

Posted by Rare Parts Inc. on May 31, 2016 9:06:35 AM
 
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Calling All Cadillac STS owners

Posted by Rare Parts Inc. on May 17, 2016 10:01:41 AM

If you drive a first generation Cadillac STS with variable steering*, I have some good and bad news for you. 

The bad news first - GM has discontinued their rack and pinion tie rod end (GM# 19152532). If your inner tie rod end at the rack wears out, you would have to purchase the entire rack and pinion unit from the dealership.

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An Ode to the Scout

Posted by Rare Parts Inc. on May 2, 2016 11:24:56 AM

 5 Fast Facts about the International Scout

  • The International Harvester Scout was created to compete with Jeep
  • Scout sales surpassed all Universal Jeeps sales in the 1960s
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Changing of the Guard

Posted by Rare Parts Inc. on Apr 13, 2016 12:53:20 PM

 

Let’s take a walk down memory lane. The year is 1981 in Stockton, California. Lyle Burgess began his company, Rare Parts, Inc. to make high quality, hard to find parts for people who love their cars. It’s a family passion and one that his son Danny Burgess inherited from years of working in the shop with his dad.

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Pony Up. The Toughest Mustang Auto Parts on the Planet.

Posted by Rare Parts Inc. on Feb 26, 2016 11:58:33 AM

Scroll through our listing of the rugged Mustang parts we carry including originals, Diamond Series, concours and non-concours. 

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We Now Manufacture Leaf Spring Components for 1923 Buicks

Posted by Rare Parts Inc. on Feb 24, 2016 12:16:41 PM

Part#:
RP37532 (Leaf SpringSpring Pivot Pin Kit) 
RP37533(Leaf Spring Bolt Kit, Front of Front)
RP37534(Leaf Spring Shackle, Rear of Front)
RP37535 (Leaf Spring Pivot Bolt, Rear)
RP37536 (Leaf Spring Bushing, Front of Rear)

Fits:
1923 Buick 45-50, 54 & 55

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Topics: New Old Stock

Rare Parts is Now the Only Vendor For Original Drag Links and Tie Rod Assemblies for Ford E550 Chassis Vehicles

Posted by Rare Parts Inc. on Feb 19, 2016 10:34:41 AM

Happy Friday, Rare Parts fans!

A PSA for all you Ford fans:  We currently have the only stock of original drag links and tie rod assemblies for Ford E550 chassis vehicles.

Ford Motor Company has declared these parts obsolete, and discontinued both them. We purchased what was left - they are not available anywhere else.

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Topics: tie rod ends, Made In USA, Ford, truck, aftermarket

How We've Tested the Dual Load Carrying Ball Joint System to Ensure that It's the Toughest in the Industry

Posted by Rare Parts Inc. on Jan 28, 2016 10:26:39 AM
WIth a ball joint system this solid, you'll never have to replace it again. We put it on our Jeep JK over two years ago. We've been driving it like we stole it ever since. Without a single probelm. 

We’re just glad new people become obsessed with Jeep JKs everyday, otherwise we’d be out of the ball joint business in no time.

WHY WE DID IT

I guess we just have something against OEM. 

The OEM ball joint design uses nylon bearings. The lower ball joint carries the entire load of the vehicle, and the upper ball joint is a follower, acting only as a pivot point

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The Ultimate Parts for Your First Gen Chevy Camaro

Posted by Rare Parts Inc. on Jan 28, 2016 9:54:37 AM

Our Diamond Series line would be incomplete without steering and suspension parts for first generation Camaros. We manufacture Pitman Arms and Center Links to far exceed OEM standards for Chevrolet from 1967-1972.

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