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Wide track vs. Impala chassis


I was talking to a guy a rare parts and he said they don't carry the 29.4 inch wide center link.


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muddy wrote:

I was talking to a guy a rare parts and he said they don't carry the 29.4 inch wide center link.


I'm not really sure what you're talking about, but I can guarantee you the one I suggested is correct for your car.  I've used 2 of them on my 70 Canadian Pontiac's, a Parisienne and a 2+2.  Same as your 68 Parisienne.



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The centre link for 67 to 70 full size Chevy and full size Canadian Pontiac is all the same, and is a Moog DS756 if that helps the search any.

And as Clint says, the 25794 is the correct one from RareParts.

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that's the part I ordered three time and was 25 so inches mine is 29.4 inches, its all better now I built my part in my shop the car has perfect steering now. RARE parts confirmed my part and said it would be custom part had to be built and explained how they rebuild them and I just did what they said and now good to go.

THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP!



-- Edited by muddy on Thursday 25th of May 2017 06:14:07 PM

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Strange.

Why would your centre link not be the same as other Canadian built 68's? Something doesn't add up.

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Is this an American Pontiac?

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He says it's a Parisienne so that's why I can't figure out why this DS756 won't fit.

muddy wrote:

I have a 68 Pariesene convertible with the real wide trac chassie.





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Just out of curiousity I went out and measured center links on  three 68  Parisiennes in the yard and they are all 29 inches pitman arm to idler arm. Measured a 68 Impala too and it is 29 inches. They're all easy to measure because the engines are out. Measured a 66 Catalina for fun and it is shorter.



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Just curious, what about the length measurement of a 69 or 70? Thanks

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I'll do some more measuring tommorrow .



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seventy2plus2 wrote:

Just curious, what about the length measurement of a 69 or 70? Thanks





My money is on it being identical...

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that is weird unless the parts are miss packaged from the supplier

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I am wondering if that is what is happening. As you say, it's just weird.

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I'm re-doing the steering, suspension & brakes on my 70 2+2 convertible this summer, and I've got a new in package Rare Parts 25794 center link. It measure 28-1/2" pitman arm to idler arm centerline to centerline.

Same measurement on the centerlink I pulled from the 70 Impala I parted out last year.

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Yes ,to be more precice , 28 1/2  center to center, 1969 and 70 as well.



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A lot can happen in 50 years, maybe some other steering parts on the car are incorrect?

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The big Poncho as new admittedly is probably a better chassis compared to the Chev, as it had a far better front end.

But we can easily overcome all the shortcomings with aftermarket compared to that "Real" Poncho.

Except for that dreaded Center Link.

Will it ever be reproduced. I think not as it's a forged part...

 



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cdnpont wrote:

Except for that dreaded Center Link.

Will it ever be reproduced. I think not as it's a forged part...

 





They reproduced them for 66-67 A body, so it's not impossible it could happen.

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