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WTB 5! Steering Arms #3876418
Posted by: JerryM ()
Date: December 05, 2017 05:11AM

WTB 5 ea. Steering Arm #3876418

needpart

Jerry - Placerville California

'63 Monza Cp. 102/ PG
'64 Rampside 140/4spd
'65 Monza Ct. 140/4spd.
'66 Corsa Cp. 140/4spd.
'57 Corvette 469C/685



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/05/2017 05:09PM by MattNall.

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Re: WTB 1 ea. Steering Arm #3876418
Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: December 05, 2017 05:42AM

Yes, me too, plus a #3876417

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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Re: WTB 1 ea. Steering Arm #3876418
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: December 05, 2017 06:42AM

I'm sure Dave Moto will sell you the one he has for a nominal "fee" smiling smiley

Lee J

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Re: WTB 1 ea. Steering Arm #3876418
Posted by: gnvair ()
Date: December 05, 2017 06:59AM

I just realized Dave needs the same arm you need.

Lee J

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Re: WTB 1 ea. Steering Arm #3876418
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: December 05, 2017 07:16AM

I know about 5 guys that need the 418 Arm including me! eye popping smiley





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1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)




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Re: WTB 1 ea. Steering Arm #3876418
Posted by: vairjunkie ()
Date: December 05, 2017 07:37AM

Dave, you won't need it any longer if you sold your 3876417 to Bob!

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Re: WTB 1 ea. Steering Arm #3876418
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: December 05, 2017 12:22PM

Unless you are after stock, make your own arms. They are only about 3/4" shorter than ordinary steering arms.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: WTB 1 ea. Steering Arm #3876418
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: December 05, 2017 01:09PM

vairmech Wrote:
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> Unless you are after stock, make your own arms.
> They are only about 3/4" shorter than ordinary
> steering arms.


How much would you charge if we supply the cores?

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Re: WTB 1 ea. Steering Arm #3876418
Posted by: JerryM ()
Date: December 05, 2017 04:30PM

Edit:

WTB 5 ea. Steering Arm #3876418

Jerry - Placerville California

'63 Monza Cp. 102/ PG
'64 Rampside 140/4spd
'65 Monza Ct. 140/4spd.
'66 Corsa Cp. 140/4spd.
'57 Corvette 469C/685

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Re: WTB 1 ea. Steering Arm #3876418
Posted by: vairmech ()
Date: December 05, 2017 05:51PM

Wagon Master Wrote:
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> vairmech Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Unless you are after stock, make your own arms.
> > They are only about 3/4" shorter than ordinary
> > steering arms.
>
>
> How much would you charge if we supply the cores?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I would think that $50-$60 per arm would be about what it would take to modify the arms. I have a pair of Arms here to pattern after.

Ken Hand
Handy Car Care
248 613 8586

Vairmech@aol.com

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Re: WTB 1 ea. Steering Arm #3876418
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: December 05, 2017 06:02PM

Ken, you need to make about 8 418 arms! there is a market! drinking smiley





Email me at: Dave Motohead

1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)




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[motoheadmall.com]
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Re: WTB 5! Steering Arms #3876418
Posted by: Mike Stillwell ()
Date: December 05, 2017 08:55PM

Bump the old thread, rather than start yet another. Like Yogi Berra said, "It's Deja Vu all over again".

Mike
YS-117

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Re: WTB 5! Steering Arms #3876418
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: December 05, 2017 09:19PM

A CVCC club member has the jig to make these arms. I had several run the last time it was done here. I shall see if he is interested in arranging for another run. He pays a certified welder to make them using the jig. I forgot the cost, but Ken's range sounds right. Of course the last time he offered a run, several people poo pooed the idea due to "I wouldn't want a welded part in my steering system"....sad smiley

Jig can be made using an OEM pair to get the hole locations and angles right.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: WTB 5! Steering Arms #3876418
Posted by: WCcorsa ()
Date: December 06, 2017 09:49AM

I wonder what the legal liabilities of the person doing the modifications are should they fail?

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Re: WTB 5! Steering Arms #3876418
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: December 06, 2017 09:57AM

When lawyers get involved, prices go up or things become unobtainium.

You pays your money and takes your chances.

Please sign this disclaimer.....smileys with beer

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: WTB 5! Steering Arms #3876418
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: December 06, 2017 11:47AM

WCcorsa Wrote:
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> I wonder what the legal liabilities of the person
> doing the modifications are should they fail?


I believe that once someone makes mention of "legal liabilities", it shuts down any and all interest in doing any modifications or reproductions. I had approached Cole Hersee about reproducing the early model 4 speed back up light switches. It got as far as them doing a manufacturing drawing along with a quote. Went to Boston to discuss the project with them, and a friend came along. During the discussion, he asked them about their liability insurance, should one break and the grease leaked out of the transmission. That ended the discussion, and they were no longer interested in doing the reproduction. That had to be 20 years ago.

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Re: WTB 5! Steering Arms #3876418
Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: December 06, 2017 12:14PM

I have done them in the past with the provision, in writing, that the modified arms are strictly for off road or road racing use.
And that any liability rights whatsoever are waived,in perpetuity.

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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Re: WTB 5! Steering Arms #3876418
Posted by: junkman ()
Date: December 06, 2017 10:02PM

Good luck if you think that the person is signing away their right to sue. Only a judge can determine if your "contract" is sufficient enough to protect you from legal liability. Personally, if I were to want to protect myself from legal liability when I modified a steering part, I would invest in a professionally prepared release of liability, and it wouldn't be one sentence, but more likely 3 or 4 pages. Then, I would also make sure that I purchased liability insurance to protect me if I were to get sued. Yes, in some instances, you can sign away your legal rights, but those cases are covered by multiple pages, describing every activity, its dangers, and consequences. I believe that this liability is probably when the vendors haven't taken on this item as a reproduction.
Anyone remember the law suit about the Corvair fuel pump that was modified for use in an airplane? That law suit took years till it was finally settled, with the plaintiff loosing, but the cost to litigate the case, was tens of thousands of dollars on both side. If it were not for liability insurance, and the deep pockets of General Motors to continue the fight, there might be one less Corvair vendor today. The average person can't afford to go without liability insurance, if they are selling something that can maim someone for life.

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Re: WTB 5! Steering Arms #3876418
Posted by: dryenko ()
Date: December 07, 2017 04:22AM

As you are a barrister I am sure you are correct.

Bob C aka Dryenko
Dobson, NC 27017

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Re: WTB 5! Steering Arms #3876418
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 07, 2017 05:00AM

""there might be one less Corvair vendor today""

Actually there is, if its the vendor I'm thinking of. He is for the most part out of business.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
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2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
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