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  1. I am putting in new kingpins and bushings on my 1932 Pontiac. Does anybody have any tips on accomplishing this job. Since I don't have any of the special tools shown in the repair manual I have to improvise. Anybody have any experience and tips? What do you use to ream the bushing out and fit the kingpin? Happy for any help you can give.
  2. Sorry but another post, this one relating to the kingpins. I dropped off both complete spindle assemblies and a new kingpin set to a local machine shop last Thursday with them saying they would get to them today or tomorrow. The strange thing is, they said they didn't need both pins and only needed the bushings and one pin. They said they would drive out the old bushings, drive in the new one and only needed on pin to check with. They left me with the other pin and the shims (they said it needed to be shimmed on the car) and other parts as they didn't need them...? I have not dealt with kingpins before and, perhaps naively, pretty much thought they would hand me back the complete spindle assembly with new pins installed. They seem to be indicating they will be installing new bushings and the remainder of the assembly is easy, down to me and wont require special tools etc. Is this right?? I don't want to pay $95 (which itself sounded expensive!) only to find a job done a) wrong or half done. I will be happy once this suspension is back together...hopefully she wont steer and handle like the Lucitania afterwards! Paul
  3. Got the front suspension off a 79,000 mile car. Replacing springs and shocks are spent. Looking at kingpins. 1 has no play at all, the other has very little (holding it in my hand). It had no noticeable play while on the car. I had almost the same play in new kingpins the time I had them done on a Model A. I am very rural (South Dakota) and 1 machine shop is backed up a month. Another says they'll give it a shot, but have never done kingpins before. Does the age and the little play warrant redoing? Or do I know what I got now and the chances of getting it worse in a re-do too great? Any help is appreciated.