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Old 11-21-2007, 11:40 AM
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Suspension rebuild parts but not Kanters

Im getting ready to rebuild my 54 mercs front end. I wont deal with Kanters(Long story) Is there anyone else i could try. Thanks Mike
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:49 AM
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A lot of the Items you need may be available from stock car products..or you local NAPA store..I am not at all sure just what you need but that is what we do when we cannot find what we need...

Good luck...Send pics maybe some of the other guys have some ideas..

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Old 11-22-2007, 04:47 AM
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Try Rare Parts.
http://www.rareparts.com/
They should have what you need if you cant get it locally. Dearborne Classics http://www.dearbornclassics.com/ should have what you need also. I believe Rare Parts supplies most of these places with the parts because they make them so you may be better off getting them from the source.
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Old 11-22-2007, 04:51 AM
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Forget about Dearborne Classics for your Merc. I looked at your user name and was thinking you needed parts for a 62 Galaxie . Rare Parts should still be good.
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Ford Parts Store has a lot of reproduction stuff, primarily focussed on the Crown Vic's and T-birds, but that carries over to the Merc's. Ford and Mercury suspension is pretty much the same, off the top of my head without doing a part-by-part review. Looking at their online catalogue, they may not have suspension bushings though... They have bump stops and stabilizer bar bushings, but I didn't see A-arm bushings.

http://www.fordpartsstore.com/products.htm

I think on the suspension where I have redone the bushings, I may have used Kanters. I know for my rear leaf springs on the '56 I got urethane bushings with the new springs, which I bought from J&M:

http://www.jamcosuspension.com/products_suspension.html

In my case I was using Montego spindles in front for the disc brake conversion, which gave a 1" drop, so I ordered 1" drop springs in front and 2" in the back.

I've used Concours Parts, I know they have the ball-joints at least:
http://www.concoursparts.com/showpag...e=catalogs.htm

Mac's I was able to find the bushings, I haven't used them myself but I'm pretty sure my dad has. http://www.macsautoparts.com/pass.html

There's always JC Whitney~
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dennis-carpenter.com should have what you need and everything i've seen from them is top quality.
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Suspension

Hey I would try Concourse auto parts, Obsolete auto parts, or macs. I have a 58 fairlane and they deal with 49 through 59 ford lincoln and merc parts. Give em a try.
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