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Manufacturing Monday’s Featured Product: Adjustable Drag Links

This week’s Manufacturing Mondays featured product is our adjustable drag links – Part#: RP29132. Order one today for your motorhome and feel the difference!

Drag links, the steering components that convert the circular motion of the steering column and Pitman arm to useful linear motion, are subject to a good deal of stress. And that translates into wear and tear in their moving parts that can manifest in older vehicles, especially if they’ve been driven hard over uneven terrain.

Rare Parts’ newly introduced adjustable drag link, manufactured with the company’s patented Fab Series® technology, isolates and compartmentalizes that wear in separate, replaceable cartridges that can be selected for precise fit. In addition, these drag links spare you the need to realign steering after initial alignment upon installation. 

Rare Parts’ drag links fit GM vehicles with P30/32 chassis. That includes 1-ton and up Chevy/GMC trucks as well as motor homes built from 1973 through 1999 and some RVs using the P32 chassis:

Allegro
American/Cobra
Barth
Beaver
Catalina
Fleetwood
Holiday Rambler

Itasca
Kountry Star
Mobile Traveler
Southwind
Vogue
Winnebago
Workhorse
And more 

Don’t see your make and model? Don’t worry! We guarantee that we got the part you need in stock or we’ll make it.  Just give us a call at 800.621.2005 – we’re here to help!

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Manufacturing Monday’s Featured Product: Coil Spring Seat Bushings

This week’s Manufacturing Monday’s featured product is our coil spring seat bushings – Part#: RP15151. Order a set today and feel the difference!

American Motors is now only a blast-from-the-past make, but many of its unique models are still lovingly maintained by devotees who also love to drive them, including the lithe Javelin pony car, the Matador muscle car and more sedate models.
However, coil spring seat bushings for these cars have been obsolete and unavailable for some time. Given the rubber-encased steel design favored by AMC, the original equipment may be well overdue for replacement after more than four decades.

Rare Parts is stepping in with its Diamond Series® version, an improvement on the original with a heavy-duty greaseable steel-on-steel design that includes a case-hardened shell and cross pin. This should be the last replacement for this purpose your AMC will ever need – and they’re made in the USA.

Here are the models these bushings will fit, names that should conjure some fond memories.

 Fits These Models:

AMERICAN MOTORS: AMBASSADOR 1970-74
AMERICAN MOTORS: AMX 1970
AMERICAN MOTORS: AMX 1978-79
AMERICAN MOTORS: CONCORD 1978-79
AMERICAN MOTORS: GREMLIN 1970-78
AMERICAN MOTORS: HORNET 1970-77
AMERICAN MOTORS: JAVELIN 1970-74
AMERICAN MOTORS: MATADOR 1971-78
AMERICAN MOTORS: REBEL 1970
AMERICAN MOTORS: SPIRIT 1979
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Manufacturing Monday’s Featured Product: Front Track Bar Bushings

This week’s Manufacturing Monday’s featured product is our Front Track Bar Bushings  – Part#: RP22442. Order a set today and feel the difference!

Track bars keep your vehicle laterally stable and manageable while the suspension does its job. But it’s a tough task, especially handling the greater mass of work vehicles. The bar’s points of connection are critical, and that’s where bushings take a battering. The constant push, pull and strain while under way, especially over rough surfaces, takes its toll, as do the ordinary factors of age and time that compromise the strength and performance of the original materials used.

Rare Parts’ front track bar bushings for the Ram 2500 series offer a substantial upgrade in both performance and durability with their superior and exclusive synthetic elastomer material, a sound alternative to urethane. But they sacrifice nothing in terms of the characteristics of original equipment.

Our bushings are in stock and ready to ship, fitting these 4-wheel drive models: Dodge Truck 3/4-ton Ram 2500 pickup 08-10; Dodge Truck 1-ton Ram 3500 pickup 08-10; Ram Truck 2500 11-12, and Ram Truck 3500 11-12.

Don’t see your make and model? Don’t worry! We guarantee that we got the part you need in stock or we’ll make it.  Just give us a call at 800.621.2005 – we’re here to help!

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Manufacturing Monday’s Featured Product Control Arm Bumpers for Checker Marathons

This week’s Manufacturing Monday’s featured product is our control arm bumper — Part #RP18301. Order one today for your Checker Marathon and feel the difference!

Checker Motors, the Manufacturer of Checker Marathons, produced Marathons for over two decades. The popular 4-door and 5-door sedans were originally marketed as passenger cars for consumers, but due to the model’s lack of yearly changes to the styling, it is best known as the iconic New York City taxicab during the 1960s-1970s. Marathons are also frequently used on movie sets to depict the Soviet-made Chaika 13 (GAZ 13) vehicles. Films such as Gorky Park and the original Mission: Impossible television series use the vehicle to depict the Soviet Union and other Eastern Bloc countries.

Checker Motors never had a nationwide dealership and sold most of its vehicles to fleet dealerships. Despite the vehicles long production years, control arm bumpers for the vehicle are no longer being produced.

Fortunately for Marathon enthusiasts, Rare Parts reproduced the molds for this vehicle’s control arm bumper. Rare Part’s control arm bumper for the Marathon is composed of polyurethane, is UV and oil resistant, and is made right here in the USA. If you’re looking to restore a Checker Marathon give us a call at 800.621.2005 and we’ll be happy to assist. 

Fits These Models:

Checker Marathon ’59-’81
Checker Superba 60′-63′