Suspension Illustrations from Shop Manual
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1963-64 FRONT SUSPENSION

1963 Rear Suspension
(Note Difference in Control Links for 1964 below)

1964 Rear Suspension

Below Are More Front and Rear Suspension Component Pictures from the Shop Manual:


1963 Rear Lower Control Link
(again, Note difference from 1964 Rear Lower Control Link below)

1964 Rear Lower Control Link

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Excellent reference material for those about to embark on a total front or rear suspension rebuild. Notice the rear upper yoke and its position once installed. If you put the ball joint in upside down the yoke will almost fit. Do not make this mistake as you will fight for an hour trying to get the nut on the ball stud to no avail.

Please don't ask how I know this tidbit of information!

what would be your reason for rebuilding this... understand, i am complete novice,, what parts would you be trying to repair if you were doing a rebuild.  What would be going wrong ?

The bushings, ball joints, shocks, coil springs and other moving parts of the suspension physically wear out and need to be replaced over time.  This can cause tire wear, steering and handling issues, which in turn can become dangerous especially with these larger heavy older cars. Items that often get replaces are shocks, coil springs, upper and lower ball joints, upper and lower control arm bushings, tie-strut bushings, idler arm, center link, and tie rods. I replaced all of my front end suspension components about 10 years ago on my 64 CDV, and it went from a very hard to handle, loose car, that drifted all over the place to one I can now drive anywhere with one finger... and on bias ply tires! 

When you say drive with one finger that is so very true
I do the same thing and it makes this heavy car seem so much lighter and agile than it Should ever be otherwise

Don't you just love the feel of your 63-64 rolling down the road driving with one finger

Enjoy

Hello Guys, I'm looking for a 1963 Coupe Deville 2 door lower right suspension control link. Any suggestions in Houston Texas? Or anywhere else. I figured Houston was a booming oil city and must of enjoyed these Caddy's in large amounts. thanks for your time and effort.

I have VG rear lower 63 control links for $50 + s/h.  If interested email me at jasonedge@nc.rr.com with shipping address.

There is another option available lately. Russ Austin is manufacturing a new control link with a better bushings than original. Read this post before you decide:

Testing new rear lower control arms.

I think  Russ will be able to help you with the part right here 

He is in Austin and should be along shortly 

Enjoy 

Tony.

Russ family name is Austin. He does not live in Austin or in Texas. Russ Austin that posts great help/suggestions and sell parts on this site lives in Arizona.

Yes, I live in Tucson AZ, but I did live in Austin Texas many years ago.   The new rear lower control arms are an option if you want to improve the ride quality over the stock suspension.

I do not manufacture the parts, nor do I sell them. I was just the lucky guy who got to test the first set.  Dan Mcnarry manufacturers them and sells them.  Contact Dan at  dmcnarry@telus.net

Must have been weird being Russ Austin from Austin...

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