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I am starting the 6 cy to V8 conversion on a 1966. These are the parts I have; what am I forgetting?
Springs
Shocks
Upper Control Arms
Lower Control Arms
New Strut Rods
Inner and outer Tie rods.
Heavier sway bar
Pitman and Idler arms
spindle assembly
new brake lines and hoses
5 bolt rims

Seems like that should be everything. :p
 

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I agree with Al, centerlink/draglink......
You should have it all back together BEFORE the September project day? ::
 

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With the way some of these bolts are rusted, I hope I have it all apart by then. ::
 

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note to self...oil up air chisel, sharpen bits/spade, band-aids, iodine, suture kit :: ;)
 

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Those are part of projects B & C. I'll do rear suspension next.
 

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The UCAs, LCAs, and Strut Rods are the same for 6 and 8 cars. The only reason to replace the CAs is if the bushings and/or ball joints are bad/damaged. Unless the strut rods are damaged you should only replace the bushing if it's shot.
 

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Make sure torch is on your tool needed list :)
 

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These parts are original to the 6. The passenger side lower control arm has a couple rust holes through it. :: So replace all just to be safe.
 

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I'm using the Baer Tracker bump steer tie rods; they don't need the sleeves. Thanks though
 
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