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Old 04-02-2019, 06:11 AM   #1
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Anyone know of an old school mechanic in the Philadelphia area that can install King Pins correctly on a 1949 Ford Custom?
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:05 AM   #2
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If your NAPA has a machine shop ask them, my local NAPA said they can.
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Posted in the wrong thread

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Looks like a new superslide spring?


Hope you didn't trash can the spring covers.
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Looks like a new superslide spring?


Hope you didn't trash can the spring covers.
Yes sir!
I still have the stock spring, covers intact.

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Yes sir!
I still have the stock spring, covers intact.


I have supersides reverse eye springs on my truck on the rear. Don't sh*tcan the covers, at least give them away for shipping cost. pay it forward as the young folks say.
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I have supersides reverse eye springs on my truck on the rear. Don't sh*tcan the covers, at least give them away for shipping cost. pay it forward as the young folks say.
Will do.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:01 AM   #8
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Two names come to mind Mickey's alignment and Carlsons. Mickey was ( I've been absent 20 years ) West Philly. Carlsons was Langhorne on what used to be Rte. 1. Should hope they are still in operation. I'm certain anyone associated with them could steer you straight.

As a kid I managed to do them on a '53, Then had to do it twice to get the fit right.
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As a kid I managed to do them on a '53, Then had to do it twice to get the fit right.

53 kingpins? Truck?
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Anyone know of an old school mechanic in the Philadelphia area that can install King Pins correctly on a 1949 Ford Custom?
First; king pins are not old school, every truck not pickup toys, have king pins.
you need a local machine shop, and they could care less about a 49 Ford,
they mic the pin and hone or ream the bushings to fit the pin.. so walk in any
machine shop and just say here's the spindle with new bushings, and here's the pin,
bushings needs to be honed or reamed to fit the pins.....Remember honing / reaming
is high school freshman elementary. (stuff) and this has been done under a tree with
a drill and a brake hone - lol its been done!

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