Live Axle - Basic Single Top Link Suspension-Ball Joint

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Live Axle - Basic Single Top Link Suspension-Ball Joint

With the single top link suspension the ball joint appears to be an integral part of the link.

Am I correct in assuming that if the ball joint wear is excessive a complete new top link is required?

or is there a modification - I understand new links are no longer produced although Chris a Redline may hold a stock.

Could be an expensive job for the sake of a ball joint.

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Replacing the whole arm is common on lots of cars - on my porsche the lower arms are £250 each and there are four :-0. Thats plus vat!

Try redline. There is also the option of fitting the bracket for the extra forward link and using an upper wishbone from a later car. Perhaps call Bruce at Arch motors who should be able to talk you through the possibilities.

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Thank Ian

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I know that you can replace the ball only, however where to find the right part i don't know.

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Rimmer Bros may be a source.

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Given he upright/hub carrier is Triumph it's fair to assume?? a Triumph ball joint- however how do you replace it-is it even possible.

Has anyone ever replaced the ball joint and if so how.

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I have a feeling it’s based on a ford part so might be worth looking at late 50’s fords