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Reach Rod - '32 Coupe

May 2015

Bill Clark - clarkwd (SDC Forum) - Endicott, NY, USA

53 Coupe Reach Rod Replacement

I've been looking for a Reach Rod for a 53 to 56 Coupe without power steering, 533060. I've got rods 16 1/2 and 19 1/2 inches long, but not the 18 1/2 inch one required. I gave up yesterday and cruised my local U Pick It and brought home an outer tie rod from a Grand Marquis. It was 19 1/2, but adjusted down to 18 1/2 with no problem. A Dorman 13566 Tie Rod Boot from the Help rack worked perfect. This one is also adjustable to position the steering wheel.