I found that Kanter (http://www.kanter.com) has the best price on Ball Joint/Tie-rod end kits. I am returning my order from Rare Parts ($600+) after finding the same set of ball joints plus the rubber bits for the control arms and such along with outer tie rod ends for $312...
This category includes shocks, ball joints, idler arms, steering gear, brake shoes, drums, master cylinder, etc.
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- Years Owned: My first Toronado was a 1968 W-34 with the bucket seats and center console... (weeps gently) It was a New England rustbucket in 1982 after less than 14 years. So sad. But it is what infected me and before I knew it I had another '68, a '69, a '70 and eventually inherited a friend's '67 and another friends '73. After buying my brand new Grand Prix in 1988 I retired the last of my Toronados and pulled the 455 I had rebuilt along the way and put it into storage in a friend's barn where it is to this day.
In Mid September of 2010 I happened to see a repeat of the show where Jay Leno did his 66 Toronado and had an instant remission of the disease which resulted in my purchase of a 1969 in very good condition. I am now in the process of fully rehabilitating it and hope to have it on the road in the spring of 2011.
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I have my Fuel Injected Toronado. Life is good!
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1986 Pontiac Fiero
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado
Kanter also has a complete conversion kit to disc brakes for our first-gens as well, and can still use factory wheels the information isn't on the website, but it is in the catalog. Will post more specific info when I get back home.where my catalog is.
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