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Old 03-05-2017, 01:28 PM   #1
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Default 1932 wishbone rubber ball help.

Hello y'all,

I will be rebuilding my stock 32 front end with new rubber balls that go on the end of the wishbone and friction shocks. Do I grease them? And if so with what type of grease? Also should I grease the perch pin bushings. Also who makes the best spring and perch pin bushings? I thought about making my own out of delron stock that I have. But they might be to hard. I also have graphite stock. Is rubber the only way to go. I can make them quick and easy on my lathe. Has anyone here every used other than rubber to make their own bushings? Thanks for all the help. I guess I shouldn't say stock front end as I'm having the axel dropped and the stock spindles bent to match with new kings pins installed. Thanks.
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Old 03-05-2017, 01:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1932 wishbone rubber ball help.

Not grease, but rather spray-on silicone for the rubber parts.
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Default Re: 1932 wishbone rubber ball help.

I made some bushings out of aluminum. No problems so far, 700-1000 miles, but had I known of the commercially available varieties, urethane, etc., at the time, I would have gone that way. The rubber ball on my 39 popped right on with a little soap/water.
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Default Re: 1932 wishbone rubber ball help.

I have the ball on I'm just talking about, do they run dry or grease/silicone spray for keeping them from squeaking and wearing because they are dry? Thank you guys
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Default Re: 1932 wishbone rubber ball help.

If you are not stock go with the urethane bushings. You can buy the bushing and shackle kits at most any V-8 parts dealers or hotrod shops.
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:05 PM   #6
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Well I don't want it to look like a brand new shinny shackle kit. My car is a period/era correct 40s hotrod so I don't want it to look like I just bought new parts and installed them so I will still use my old shackles just looking to replace the rubber/urethane bushings. And I don't want them to say drake on them like ones I have seen. So I guess I'm looking for more of a stock looking bushing if anyone makes them.
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Well I don't want it to look like a brand new shinny shackle kit. My car is a period/era correct 40s hotrod so I don't want it to look like I just bought new parts and installed them so I will still use my old shackles just looking to replace the rubber/urethane bushings. And I don't want them to say drake on them like ones I have seen. So I guess I'm looking for more of a stock looking bushing if anyone makes them.
Paint them satin black and they won't look bright and shiny.
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