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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:12 am 
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Car Model*: 1962 Valiant R Series - Australian (1961 in USA.)
G'day guys,

just curious if anyone knows of any lower control arm bushes for the 60/61 Vals.

They're different to the other Vals. Wondering if it's easier to simply put in later model control arms, but hoping to keep it original.

Thanks,

Peter
Sydney, Australia.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:16 am 
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Peter, I am pretty sure your K member is different from the 62 up cars.
I have been told a 62 K frame will bolt in your car, but don't know that and it would be a Major modification.
Steering box, engine mounts, just off the top of my head.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:14 am 
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I would sure like to see a picture of those early control arms.. I have never seen one.

I doubt that I will be helpful at all in your search.

Good luck,


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:04 pm 
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Lower control arm.
Hundreds of bushings on ebay, not sure if they are correct, but bushings might be the easy way out!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:10 am 
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hyper_pak wrote:
Lower control arm.
Hundreds of bushings on ebay, not sure if they are correct, but bushings might be the easy way out!


No mate.....the ones on Ebay are for 62 and up. Any that are there (and that's very rare) end up costing sometimes $100 EACH after currency conversion.

I'll have to ask around about the K frame.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:34 pm 
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Rare Parts has them but they are expensive.
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https://rareparts.com/classic


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:55 pm 
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Those look like 57-64 full size car control arms. Is yours a compact, B body or full size? That's what would have been available in the US. If it's a full size car it's definitely something you'll have to get from rare parts. Many of the aftermarket parts catalogs have these listed incorrectly for the early models like this. Best thing to do is to measure the dimensions of your old bushing and call rare parts so they can verify.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:29 am 
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69val6 wrote:
Those look like 57-64 full size car control arms. Is yours a compact, B body or full size? That's what would have been available in the US. If it's a full size car it's definitely something you'll have to get from rare parts. Many of the aftermarket parts catalogs have these listed incorrectly for the early models like this. Best thing to do is to measure the dimensions of your old bushing and call rare parts so they can verify.


My Val is what's classed as an A body - certainly not full sized.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:39 am 
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Doctor Dodge wrote:
Rare Parts has them but they are expensive.
DD

https://rareparts.com/classic



I just checked them out. They look right, but I may have to wait till the Aussie dollar picks up a bit.....on current exchange rates, they will be $110 AUS for EACH bush.....not including postage.

Only a few years back our dollar was equal.
Thanks for the link though.....never heard of them, but I'll keep it handy now.

Peter

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:26 pm 
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I recently purchased these bushings. They are correct for 1960-61 Valiant and a Lancer.
They’re a bit more difficult to replace than 62 up. The pin has a nut and cotter pin torqued at 90lbft that has to be dealt with.

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