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FROM THE October 2020 ISSUE

Tip for quick ball-joint detail

October issue's Tip of the Month
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Here’s a tip for a feature that won’t jump out when your model is on the table, but it’s fun to do and will add a touch of realism to a front suspension system. Harold Kie explains how to add ball joints using a common item found just about anywhere:
 
“To make a ball joint, use one link from a key chain. Remove the two adjacent balls and retain the one with the pins on both sides. Drill appropriately sized holes in the upper and lower control arms and insert the pins into the holes. Secure the ball on each side with a dab of epoxy or drop of superglue.
 
“Once the new ball joints are in place, you can add the spindles to complete the front suspension. Depending on the model, some modification to the spindles and/or control arms might be required, but a small amount of effort will result in a cool detail.”

– Harold Kie

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