It's official! We've received our U.S. Patent for the Fab Series® Steering System and couldn't be more excited.
Recently we wrote about how the Fab Series® steering received its U.S. patent, but we wanted to share a little backstory behind how the cartridge system came to be. Marshall Giorgi, our Vice President and the brain behind its creation, took an off-road trip with his Jeep and had a revelation on that day when he realized that there was a faster and better way to replace tie rod ends and or drag link ends while on the trail.
Manufacturing the highest quality steering and suspension parts on the market requires not just the knowledge of hundreds of car makes and models; it also takes a strong background in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
From 1962 to 1970, we now carry parts for several Datsun Roadster generations including the center link and ball joints.
It was once coined as "the car of the future" with only 51 made in the 1940s. We carry parts specifically redesigned for the Tucker 48, a true rarity in the classic world.
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.
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.