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dan

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« on: July 07, 2008, 12:02:57 PM »
Any one got any ideas on replacement ball joint for the pilot A-arms, is there a way to replace them?

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008, 06:14:38 PM »
The only practical way to replace the ball joint on a stock arm is to cut  the existing ball joint out of the arm and weld in a threaded bung. Use a  threaded ball joint from somewhere like lonestar, or If I remember correctly a tie-rod end off of an early 70's VW bug will fit as well. I am thinking it was the RH inner tie-rod end. You'd have to check the ends to make sure though.

You might also be able to send your arms to ATV Racing in Phoenix for them to repair. 623-516-8640

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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008, 05:43:06 AM »
Yeah i understand what you mean, looks like the only way as you said.
I got a link to ricky-stator who supply ball joints http://www.rickystator.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_25&products_id=41
are these ok or do you have a link to the lonestar ones.

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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2008, 05:57:11 AM »
Sorry i forgot to say that im in the uk and would likt to get the joint A.S.A.P and getting them from the US is going to take some time, but  what i can get are the VW Beetle track/tie rod ends, but could you find out the year? Will these one do their for a 68-80 year http://www.amsteer.co.uk/index.php?cPath=72_73.
Does the right han and left hand make a difference, i guess they are only sided for thread?

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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2008, 10:45:28 PM »
Take your spindle into the local automotive shop and have a look at the inner tie-rod ends from a beetle. Find the one with the correct taper, and then choose the one that has standard threads.

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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2008, 11:09:00 PM »
OK a quick search revealed that these 2 part numbers should work.

MOOG part # for Laegar's A-arm ball joints. It is ES419R (made by many manufacturers), or a ES2074R. The should run you around $12.00 US each.

You should be able to cross reference off of those numbers.

More Info. Cross of the above part ES419R:

VOLKSWAGEN   CAMPMOBILE   (1968 - 1979)
VOLKSWAGEN   FASTBACK   (1968 - 1973)
VOLKSWAGEN   KARMANN GHIA   (1968 - 1974)
VOLKSWAGEN   SQUAREBACK   (1968 - 1973)
VOLKSWAGEN   SUPER BEETLE   (1971 - 1979)
VOLKSWAGEN   THING   (1973 - 1974)
VOLKSWAGEN   TRANSPORTER   (1968 - 1979)
VOLKSWAGEN   TRANSPORTER 211   (1971 - 1974)
VOLKSWAGEN   TRANSPORTER 215   (1971 - 1973)
VOLKSWAGEN   TRANSPORTER 261   1971
VOLKSWAGEN   TRANSPORTER 265   1971