Chassis Components

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What is your preference on "rod ends?
I have a 32' chassis by Pete & Jakes. It is equipped with urethane bushed rod ends on the hair pins, ladder bars, and panhard bars.
I also have a roadster that is equipped with heim joints on all of the road ends. What is your preference and why? I appreciate any and all opinions.

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  • jimmothershead
    Nov 12, 2017 at 5:12 PM

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    If you are building a vintage period perfect Hot Rod = heim joints in your hair pins.
    If a millenium Hot Rod= teflon bushings in your four link. In 10 years they will crack in your coil over shocks. Then go to
    I agree with Bill33
    Jim, bangin' on old cars since 1957
    410 535 1933

  • dwalters
    Nov 12, 2017 at 10:32 AM

  • Good information. Thanks!

  • Bill33
    Oct 30, 2017 at 6:51 PM

  • I prefer the heim ends because it will allow movement in all directions and don't get the squeaking you can normally get from the urethane bushings.
    Check your heim ends to be sure you have a washer behind the nut, big enough to stop the heim end from coming off the bolt if the centre fails. If the ball fails, the end can slip right off.

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