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Old 11-27-2021, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default 39 Frame- Worn wishbone socket

The front wishbone ball socket on my 39 frame is toast. I was considering using pieces of a Model A two piece socket as a repair. Does anyone sell a patch kit, or is this the suggested fix? Otherwise I'd have to fabricate one and weld it in.

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Old 11-27-2021, 07:07 AM   #2
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Could you not just use a second lower part as a new upper seat? Bolts in and a couple of decent weld beads would make sure it doesn't move. Slightly longer bolts might be needed.

Can I just check.. You do realise there is a rubber ball used in that location?

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Old 11-27-2021, 11:18 AM   #3
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Yes, I have purchased another cover and a rubber cover. I was just curious what others say.


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Can you find one off a junk frame and just replace it? Wouldn’t 35-40 ball socket all be the same?
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I guess thatís what Iím trying to do. Not many left in the rust belt.


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Can you find one off a junk frame and just replace it? Wouldn’t 35-40 ball socket all be the same?
VIN Numbers are stamped on the left frame rail...
I like the two caps idea. Or the model a parts.

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Old 11-27-2021, 12:54 PM   #7
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Don't think the Model A parts will work as they didn't use the rubber ball
like the later Ford's. The aftermarket rubber ball for the Model A's used cast
upper and lower metal parts.
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I ordered a handful of pieces. Iíll post a photo before and after when itís fixed.


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Wow. To call that Toast, insults toast. Waiting on some "after" photos.
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Wow. To call that Toast, insults toast. Waiting on some "after" photos.

They are uploaded.


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They are not showing up here.
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Old 11-29-2021, 02:33 AM   #17
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Pics in post #11 & #12 are the repairs?
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Old 11-29-2021, 03:27 AM   #18
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Default Re: 39 Frame- Worn wishbone socket

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Something we made-up from some saved scraps & a machined receiver chunk of steel. DD





























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V8COOPMAN you are an artist!


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V8: Your engineering is super nice. Does your repair change the castor angle?
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