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Looking for PA28R landing gear parts

pcastine

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Any suggestions on where to find landing gear parts for an Arrow?

Thanks,
Pete
 

pcastine

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BTW I did try Google group the part number, only found 2 very worn used examples.
 

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As far as I know, there are no PMA suppliers for the major 28R landing gear parts, meaning that if you want new ones (as opposed to salvage) you will have to get them, directly or indirectly, from Piper. Piper dealerships and service centers (which stock some parts) can be found here: http://www.piper.com/parts/.

Aviall is an authorized parts distributor for Piper, and you could try them, but I believe that they mainly deal with Piper "heavy iron." Here's a link:
https://www.aviall.com/

Preferred Airparts is often a good source of serviceable used parts, and I believe they also stock some new parts. They are certainly worth a try, and if you know the Piper part numbers they have an on-line inventory search tool. https://www.preferredairparts.com/piper

When our Arrow has needed landing gear parts (not frequently, fortunately) our shop has generally not had too much trouble getting them in short order. They are expensive, however. Good luck!
 

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Just saw this old post, did you find what you were looking for?

Aviall does carry parts and I've been able to find whatever I needed (new) usually in stock, but as said, they can be expensive. Biggest drawback is that you have to have an account with them to even access their online catalog which is pretty clunky to work with.

A search of the forum should get you other avenues for used parts. In my local area (Central FL) JT Evans stocks yellow-tagged used parts that are usually stripped, blasted, cleaned up and look almost like new.

sk
 

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I did find the part, thank you to everybody for their advice. I ended up going with a new brace instead of a used one; it was available only through a Piper dealer. Although the cost was significantly more, ($1600 new vs. $760 used) I felt it wasn't worth the risk of the nose wheel folding up on me (I got lucky once - better not push my luck!)

The thing that made it difficult to find parts on line was that I didn't know that Piper had changed its part numbering system. In the 1971 Arrow parts manual, the part number I was looking for was 76426-03. But the new Piper part number is 76426-803. So a Google search of the old part number didn't turn up much. A call to a parts dealer, who gave me the correct number, and then a Google search turned up lots more options.

Thanks to everyone for their help. Now to get back to flying!
Pete
 

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