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16 Aug 2016 16:57 #2803 by oestek
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nytling92 wrote: I'm sending off the big nut things to have a bolt installed to get rid of the "wandering" offset shaft.


Progress in pieces. Who is going to eliminate the offset control arm shaft for you? I'd like to see how this goes.

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16 Aug 2016 19:52 - 16 Aug 2016 23:08 #2804 by nytling92
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I found a couple places on line but Born Again Classics are Galaxie people. I'll post pics as soon as I get them back. Oh and I almost forgot they use 3/4" bolts where one I saw used 5/8" bolts with a sleeve to take up the space.
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02 Sep 2016 19:44 - 02 Sep 2016 19:46 #2819 by nytling92
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I got the offset eliminators back from Born Again Classics. I think Mark did a great job. They charge $232 and Rare Parts charges $400. So I used parts I have already. Here is a pic of one assembled and one unassembled. Now to get some front suspension mocked up. :)
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08 Sep 2016 08:51 #2821 by oestek
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I believe those are going to be a great upgrade. For those who are unfamiliar... the '63 and '64s have a funky eccentric lower control arm bushing setup that causes problems. From the Born Again Classics site:

"1963-1964 Offset Shaft Conversion kit If you are rebuilding the front end of your 1963 or 1964 Galaxie, you will most likely, unless you knew, forget to rebuild the concentric off set shaft nuts and replace the offset shafts that are located in the front of the frame and are connected to the front of your lower control arms. If you DON'T rebuild these, you WILL have problems with alignment and tire wear. AND even if you do rebuild them and do not obtain a toe in stabilizer bar from Greg Donahue, you will have problems with the car "darting" on uneven pavement as well as uneven tire wear. The solution to the problem is to rebuild your concentric nuts, buy new offset shafts and toe in stabilizer bar from Greg Donahue. If you are wanting to stay 100% original you should follow that procedure. The total cost will be close to $450. Otherwise as an alternative you can purchase our offset shaft conversion kit and totally do away with the offset shafts! We need your old concentric nuts as a core exchange and we will send you out a kit that has been designed to do away with the offset shafts thereby locking the front end solid with no movement in the front of the control arms whatsoever without the need of the toe in stabilizer bar. Our kit is $232.00 including shipping to the U.S. The core charge, if you do not send in your exchange is $50.00 There will be a $10 cleaning fee assessed against your core charge if the cores are not returned degreased and cleaned up. These are easy to install and will stiffen up the front end tremendously."


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12 Sep 2016 15:10 - 12 Sep 2016 15:16 #2824 by nytling92
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Thank you Kevin.

OK, I'm doing a little when I can. I'm waiting on some parts for the front end so I started looking at things that aren't so cool but need to be done. I cut out the floor crossmember that goes across and holds the front of the buckets that the seat mount to. I knew I didn't want to leave the ends just hanging out there. So I took a piece of 1/2" square stock and cut relief cuts and contoured it to the crossmember I cut out. Then I welded it to together and ground it. Then I welded it to the crossmember. I cut out the excess, used pieces from the part I cut out to form the edges to meet back together. I like to try and make it looks like it belongs. I cleaned everything around the edges and coated with black Chassis Saver. I welded it back in and angled the edges of the original flange to give it a natural flow. Wal'la, instant(yeah right) Gearvendor OD floor fit. I cut out a little more of the tunnel, in fact I cut it back to the other crossmember so that when I make the new tunnel I can rest it on the front and rear flanges of the floor crossmembers. Next, tunnel.












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12 Sep 2016 15:13 - 12 Sep 2016 15:15 #2825 by nytling92
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