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Old 03-27-2020, 02:03 PM
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F250 2wd Front Suspension Bushings

So, I feel like as of late the truck has been making some groaning and occasional popping noises from the front end whenever I go over speed bumps or take a turn on an incline. Still tracks straight and no odd vibrations going on; but given that I don't think the front end has ever really been gone over, it might be a good idea to freshen it up and replace all those 42 yr old rubber bushings in the front end.

It'd be nice to find a supplier who sold all those bushings as a kit. Anyone have a line on something like that? I've looked around a bit online but I'm not finding much specific to 2wd F250's of this era.

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Old 03-28-2020, 02:23 AM
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Obsolete Parts in OK City. Nice folks. Would be my first call.

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Old 03-28-2020, 02:18 PM
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Hey thanks for the tip. Looked at their website and it's full of stuff I could eventually use; prices aren't terrible either.

I was under the truck today and shook stuff around and one of the stabilizer bar end links is loose. Will probably start with refurbishing the bar's components first.
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They are super nice folks. They have a pretty neat show room too, couple of 428 powered Mustangs, a 34 Ford panel truck, a model T, a model N, a new reproduction front clip for a 78-79 F series, cool place.

I use a local place in Albuquerque for spring and suspension, called McBrides Spring and Suspension, if you get up that way. Didn't realize we were so close.

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Old 03-29-2020, 10:31 AM
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When I went through our '77 2wd I got the parts from NAPA. Everything was available and reasonably priced but I had to order each part, there wasn't a kit with all of them together.

Might be worth looking at BroncoGraveyard or LMC truck for a kit. Although I've never bought suspension parts from either one so not sure about the quality.
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