Forty Year Old Rubber

Jul 5, 2011 update on Nitroracer's 1968 Ford Fairlane 500

While rust hasn’t taken over on my fairlane quite yet (although Pennsylvania is starting to leave its mark..) then next biggest issue I have to face is a slew of worn suspension bushings. Everything from leaf spring bushings to control arm bushings and sway bar end links. They’re all shot and need to be replaced before I can get the car road-legal for the first time since 2007. The good news is everything is available and relatively inexpensive. The bad news is bushings are labor intensive to replace and I may not get it done before the end of the summer.


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