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#1071629 - 08/16/21 02:57 AM Old Hotchkis upper A-arms  
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Nice Sunny Hawaii
Aloha guys. I'm doing some house cleaning because we plan to move some time next year. While I was under the house, found these. I had these for a while and forgot about it. It was for Black SS I had but it's long gone, so I don't need it. This is the old style upper A-arms, so it does require to use B-body spindles. I think I have these as well, but if I do, it's pretty much a rusted hunk of steel. Besides, weight will be so much that shipping will be killer.

Anyway, anybody interested in these? I'll keep this here for about a month or so, then I'll try it on evilbay.

Asking $175 + shipping, but I just found these so I don't have a box to go with so I don't have dimension of the box as well as total weight, so I can't tell you what the shipping will be. As soon as I get a box, I'll box it up and let you guys know the weight of it. My zip here is 96816, so it will be rather expensive, and will take little longer to get there.

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1986 Silver MCSS - Poly bushing and Hotchkis spring w/Bilstein, Posi w/3.73, MSD 6-AL, E-Brock 600cfm, Aluminum 2-row radiator.
1986 Black MCSS - R.I.P............Finally.
#1071646 - 08/16/21 10:31 PM Re: Old Hotchkis upper A-arms [Re: FinallySS]  
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Can the B-body spindles be used? I'd be interested in the arms with the spindles. You know where I live!

#1071652 - 08/17/21 05:33 AM Re: Old Hotchkis upper A-arms [Re: FinallySS]  
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Nice Sunny Hawaii
Stew, PM sent.


1986 Silver MCSS - Poly bushing and Hotchkis spring w/Bilstein, Posi w/3.73, MSD 6-AL, E-Brock 600cfm, Aluminum 2-row radiator.
1986 Black MCSS - R.I.P............Finally.
#1071653 - 08/17/21 05:35 AM Re: Old Hotchkis upper A-arms [Re: FinallySS]  
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Nice Sunny Hawaii
I forgot to add. Ball joints seems to be still OK. I never install them, so I can only move it with my hand but feels pretty tight. Bushings are tight as well. They're poly anyway.


1986 Silver MCSS - Poly bushing and Hotchkis spring w/Bilstein, Posi w/3.73, MSD 6-AL, E-Brock 600cfm, Aluminum 2-row radiator.
1986 Black MCSS - R.I.P............Finally.
#1071781 - 08/23/21 09:14 PM Re: Old Hotchkis upper A-arms [Re: FinallySS]  
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Soooo...turns out I'm the new owner of these arms but now in the hunt for 12" spindles. Which in hindsight, I should have looked before I leaped. Found some on-line but shipping to Hawaii is cost prohibitive well at least to me. I know this is an old upgrade from yesteryear and the question that arose, in trying to procure used/new spindles, is there any aftermarket offerings that actually may help improve the bump steer issue since I might have to pay "new" prices. What about alternative knuckles that the upper ball joint could be swapped out for something bigger? Looking for any feedback from all you knowledgeable folks!

#1071782 - 08/23/21 09:22 PM Re: Old Hotchkis upper A-arms [Re: FinallySS]  
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I used to run them with Global West upper arms. Braking was nice especially with the b-body booster and master cylinder swapped on. Not sure if there is any aftermarket ones for that era B-Body. I do still have the calipers and even Hawk's pads and backing plates from that setup, I'd let go very cheap. The spindles I sold to another board member here.


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#1071786 - 08/24/21 12:15 AM Re: Old Hotchkis upper A-arms [Re: FinallySS]  
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There are new B spindles available.
http://pro-touringf-body.com/

I have a brand new set of those spindles, never used, sitting, boxed, ready to ship at the right price.
Let's take this to a PM if interested.
Bob


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