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Old 08-05-2006, 10:58 AM
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I lost a bolt.

And it was a special bolt.
Upper control arm bolt for the 68 chrysler imperial. I have looked for it by application at the parts store and several websites and come up with nothing.

I looked at the specialty chassis components catalog and ordered some that looked correct, but 27.00 later having them in my hand they look like something all together different

It is 5/8" diameter, with a 2" eccentric welded to the head end, length from under the head is 2 3/4".

it has a hex formed in the threaded end so you can turn the eccentric while aligning the front end. I guess this was because the heads are somewhat inacessable.

Does anyone know of anything that is the same or even close?
I can make one if I have to but would rather just find one.

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Thanks for looking, mikey

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67 - 73 full size Chrysler Corp are very similar under the front end.

Dodge Chrysler Plymouth----Might even look into the pickup or van lines

Years ago---the hot rod 300 I had was also equipped with the 4-piston fixed caliper discs,--These special cars had their own lower ball joints, control arms & rotor and caliper replacement in the 80s would have dented even the Rockefeller's wallet.

Took the whole front end from a 73 Fury-rotor, caliper, lower Arms.
Now I have a car with redily available ball joints, calipers & rotors + the replacement parts are not all that pricey

Sure do miss that car----even had the teeny tiny Chrys hubcaps
when I got that car back the third time--EVERYTHING 300 specific was gone.
And even as the car was not "OLD" at the time (less than 20 yr) I could not find anything to pull parts from---even the glass was gone---
I dont think I have even seen another 67 300 since.

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Old 08-05-2006, 01:18 PM
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67 - 73 full size Chrysler Corp are very similar under the front end.

Dodge Chrysler Plymouth----Might even look into the pickup or van lines

Years ago---the hot rod 300 I had was also equipped with the 4-piston fixed caliper discs,--These special cars had their own lower ball joints, control arms & rotor and caliper replacement in the 80s would have dented even the Rockefeller's wallet.

Took the whole front end from a 73 Fury-rotor, caliper, lower Arms.
Now I have a car with redily available ball joints, calipers & rotors + the replacement parts are not all that pricey

Sure do miss that car----even had the teeny tiny Chrys hubcaps
when I got that car back the third time--EVERYTHING 300 specific was gone.
And even as the car was not "OLD" at the time (less than 20 yr) I could not find anything to pull parts from---even the glass was gone---
I dont think I have even seen another 67 300 since.

Bryan
Thanks Bryan, The control arm bolts I ordered were for a van. I didn't see anything else for those in that catalog but I'll look again.

We thought about the Fury conversion, but then I called around and there were none to be found, at least not around here. There were also some other issues, which I can't remember rigt now.

Those 4 piston Budd calipers are strange birds indeed. They weren't in the caliper business long, from what I understand. 67-68 was it. Thier main business is making wheels for boxcars!!! They made the rotors also. I found a set used for .....Get this...500.00. and they weren't but one surface turning away from the trash bin.
You can also convert the brakes to big toyota supra or celica, but it just wouldnt seem right.

We're going to get some 12" or 13" rotors and hats , and some calipers from ssbc and make brackets. This ocean liner is going to get 20" wheels (at least 18") , so we need to fill up the opening with rotor so it won't look like a donk.
Thanks for reading,
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