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  1. Update. Rebuilt front shocks, pivot pins upper and lower along with intermediate arm bearing. She rides like new. We also made the rear shock links out of some old parts and some modifications of other NOS parts from WWII in addition to some ready rod. We'll see how it holds up!
  2. Update. Rebuilt front shocks, pivot pins upper and lower along with intermediate arm bearing. She rides like new. We also made the rear shock links out of some old parts and some modifications of other NOS parts from WWII in addition to some ready rod. We'll see how it holds up!
  3. Hi All, Looking for new rear shock links for my 1936 Buick Special. The correct link broke and the not correct link (someone rigged it up) broke too. Here is picture of the only broken one I have? Any suggestions? I also cleaned up and install new fluid in my shocks plus painted them. They don't leak!
  4. Nice! Where did you acquire this. Shocks to springs wanted almost $100 to make this for me (not counting hardware). I have one of these and the bottom rusted and broke. I was going to take some ready rod and make my own using the "U" at the top. Not sure if ready rod will be strong enough for the road shock.
  5. I got lucky, turns out my front shocks are toast on my '36 Special. However, the back seem to be in excellent shape! When I removed them they were not leaking and were still full of oil which I am replacing. The only problem is the links broke that connect the shock to the suspension. Can anyone provide me a picture of their '36 Special rear shocks & link setup? I'm sure over the years mine have been modified a little. My part numbers are Delco LoveJoy 1053004 1439F 2J2 and 1053005 1439E 2J2. Not even sure if these are my year. Thanks!
  6. Good point MCHinson, yes, Cars LLC was the first attempt at shock rebuilding. Since they are located in NJ, maybe they did go w/ Apple. A year ago I had the steering box rebuilt and the funny thing is if I went w/ Laress company directly, it was going to cost me about $700, but since I went through RockAuto, they gave me a price of $300 for the same service. Strange things happen, it was like a middle man in reverse w/ a discount.
  7. Okay, update today, (had some time). We installed the driver’s side lower pivot pin using a 20-ton press. Also, we installed the new “idler control arm” bearing for the steering (from Bob’s Automobilia) as well. My bad returned shocks finally came back from Cars LLC. So, I am going to forward them to “Apple Hydraulics” to either take them apart and fit them to “other Lovejoy” shocks of the period or maybe rebuild these. New inner tie rods too. So we are getting there, the whole 36 Special front end will be rebuilt since 1936….Stay tuned…
  8. Thank you yes, I got it out and found the replacement on Bobs! I'll use the old bearing to press in the new one, it was shot and I believe this to be the main cause of the death wobble. Robert
  9. Hi All, Getting ready to remove the "Intermediate Steering Arm" from my 1936 Buick Special because its shot and cause really bad death wobble. This looks like a challenge. Does anyone have any suggestions or has done this before? Any pointers would be great. Looks like there is a bracket that it's attached too. So, does this bracket get loose and slide forward/backward?
  10. Hello All, Quick question. I have a 1936 Buick Special 4dr sedan. I'm in the process of working the wooden doors and I'm looking for the door check stops. They are completely missing from an early 1980s restoration. The front doors have the nut portion, but nothing else. The back have nothing at all. (Pics) Is there anything that may come close to these perhaps from a GM, Chevy, Truck, Olds ect? Any help would be great. I'd had to see them bend all the way back. Thanks Robert P.
  11. Hello All, I just replaced rear shoes in my 1936 and 1949 Buick. Is it wise NOT to throw these in the metal recycling bin? I really would hate to just toss them. Thanks Robert
  12. Hello Let me see what I have, I have a broken casting one but has all parts.... Robert
  13. You're welcome Dan, what is the best steering gear lubrication to use. My '49 Super box is in good shape and no slop. Thanks Robert
  14. John, Thanks for the recommendation. I am going to go with Dans company as soon as I get the $$ and time to do the job of removing the steering column. The idiot I bought the car from had it about 35 years and never maintained it in any way. Ran the box dry and I’m sure the rollers are really worn. I took off the oil filer and it was dry and rusty. Car really wonders and you have to constantly over correct it. Plus death wobble, scares me. Thanks again. Robert
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