Author Topic: 61-62 Trailing Arms  (Read 73 times)

Offline 62 Coupe

61-62 Trailing Arms
« on: August 28, 2018, 08:38:46 PM »
1959 to 1964 rear trailing arms. These are improved replacement rear trailing arms that are stiffer and come with polyurethane bushings that provide better diff control. This makes the car handle better and may reduce or eliminate drivel train vibrations. Here is a recent quote on the last set to go out...

"Yet another 63 reporting in on another web site. The new trailing arms have cured a 70 MPH vibration and squirlly rear end shimmy."

This is a link to 4 sets I have on ebay. I have 2 sets held back for direct sale and 10 more sets in the works.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/59-64-Cadillac-Trailing-Arms/153149465329?hash=item23a86b62f1%3Ag%3AeGAAAOSw83dbe4S-&fits=Year%3A1960%7CMake%3ACadillac%7CModel%3ADeVille%7CSubmodel%3ABase%7CEngine+-+Liter_Display%3A6.4L%7CTrim%3ABase%7CEngine%3A6.4L+6392CC+390Cu.+In.+V8+GAS+OHV+Naturally+Aspirated
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Offline Clewisiii

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Re: 61-62 Trailing Arms
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2018, 08:26:15 AM »
I think I should buy a set of these before I start driving my car. The disc brake conversion pushes my wheels out 3/4 of an inch. If I have to much sway in the trailing arms my wheels will hit the fender skirts.
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Offline 62 Coupe

Re: 61-62 Trailing Arms
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2018, 10:59:26 AM »
The upper control arm spherical joint locates the axle side to side but the trailing arms are really important in controlling diff rotation and yaw. When the trailing arm bushings are either soft or worn, the axle will yaw or rotate around the spherical joint. I never would have considered this if I didn't take that video of my diff while driving the car. When I drove into my back lane at an angle to the curb, the diff wobbled around like a drunken hula dancer. That made sense to me when I thought about how my car handled when pushed hard around a corner. The rear end seemed very loose and the car would "rear steer" where the rear end would step out but the tires weren't sliding, it was the diff rotating around the spherical joint. With your wheel spacers, there won't be much room for that kind of diff movement. 
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Offline cadsquatch

Re: 61-62 Trailing Arms
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 10:51:33 PM »
Ordered some last Friday from eBay, hope they fix my 4 wheel steering feeling at highway speeds.
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Re: 61-62 Trailing Arms
« Reply #4 on: Today at 12:12:25 AM »
I have had only positive feed back on the control arms. They definitely do a much better job of locating the rear axle. Let us know how you get on with the install and results. If you have any installation questions, don't hesitate to ask.
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