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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Help finding ball joint in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Could someone tell where i can find this? This came out of a friends 1972 coupe deville, but we had ...
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    Help finding ball joint

    Could someone tell where i can find this?

    This came out of a friends 1972 coupe deville, but we had no lucky on finding this one either o ROCK AUTO or EBAY...
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    Re: Help finding ball joint

    None of the ball joints on Rockauto are correct? Sometimes the parts look a little different, but they fit the same. I assume that's a lower ball joint?

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    Re: Help finding ball joint

    none of them fits, i already ordered from rockauto no luck.
    whos ever saw this? anyone with a 72 deville?

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    Re: Help finding ball joint

    Have you tried a local store like Auto Zone? They're not always the biggest help. If you have a privately owned Mom & Pop auto parts store, you should try them, too. You'd be surprised what they have in the back room sometimes.

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    Re: Help finding ball joint

    well here is what i found.

    http://www.carpartsdiscount.com/auto/parts/70/cadillac/deville/alignment/camber_eccentric.html?3593=36134

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    am from Brasil, the nearest autozone from me 7000 miles away.

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    Re: Help finding ball joint

    If the parts from rockauto didn't fit them i'd assume he doesn't have the stock set up? See if you can find a part # on the part or something.

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    Re: Help finding ball joint

    Quote Originally Posted by outsider View Post
    If the parts from rockauto didn't fit them i'd assume he doesn't have the stock set up? See if you can find a part # on the part or something.
    i tried already, parts are clean as hell, no part numbers on it.
    this is the exact same control arm as mine same exact ball joint as mine, but on rockauto or ebay the sellers sell a different ball joint.

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    Re: Help finding ball joint

    I took a look at rockouto to see if they were using generic photos and looked up my 70 Impala and they showed the exact balljoint. I looked up the 72 Coupe and Raybestos 5051014 looks almost exactly like yours I think. If there is a difference then it may have been some update over the years. Is that the one you already looked at?

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    Re: Help finding ball joint

    If you cannot locate one, I'll check my surplus, parts from my parts store. All new old stock.

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    Re: Help finding ball joint

    See if older Cadillacs use the same number. IIRC that front end went back to 1962.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deVille33
    If you cannot locate one, I'll check my surplus, parts from my parts store. All new old stock.
    I will, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cadillac_al
    I took a look at rockouto to see if they were using generic photos and looked up my 70 Impala and they showed the exact balljoint. I looked up the 72 Coupe and Raybestos 5051014 looks almost exactly like yours I think. If there is a difference then it may have been some update over the years. Is that the one you already looked at?
    This is the same as RockAuto sent me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carnut
    Checking right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carnut
    The picture shows the same as RockAuto sent me!

    Won't fit the control arm!

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