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rear control arms


well i got it done replaced my old control arms on the back of my 66 pontiac.
i started on sat. finish on mon. night. what i job lots of trouble i even had the wife under the car helping me out.
finally on monday my neighbour came over to help me out and finish the job monday night. when i look at the job it looked pretty easy wrong.
i know one thing i'm going to clean my garage anymore so i can'it find these parts to install.


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Why did you have to replace the arms?


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because all my bushings were falling apart

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Wait till you take it for a drive , it will be worth it ....... next comes the front end .

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front all done a few years back

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-- Edited by lueger68 on Saturday 28th of January 2012 02:29:52 PM

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This site attracts people from all over the world  

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any secrets for pushing out the old bushings? i'm doing tops and bottoms right now on the 70. had to cut one bolt but i'm okay with that one because i have refurbished one with new bushing from mark for the top but i ordered new bushing for the bottoms and they look like they have been in there from day 1.

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pushed out the center part of the bushing with a press. used the reciprocating saw to cut the rubber in half. used a cold chisel to knock out the metal bushing housings. what a pita. picks to follow

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pics as promised. one question, why are the bushing both pressed in from the passenger side? is it so they can use the same arm on both sides?

old and new bushing for the lower control arms



naked arm



with bushing pressed in



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I gave up on mine. Replaced them all with Hoskins Performance parts. I put the originals away with the new rubbers for a later date. Made for a much better handling ride.



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427 Carl
I dont see a rear sway bar. Will the Hotchkis set up accept a sway bar.

Mine is like the photos I'm including 

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read the post above the enlarged photo

 

 

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I'm not sure. I don't see any reason that it shouldn't. You should probably check with your local supplier. They may have the correct brackets. My girl didn't have a rear sway bar, so I didn't put one in. The adjustable uppers, along with the Lowers, track bar, springs, etc. I don't think she needs one. Since I updated the suspension, she handles like never before.100_3490.JPG100_3491.JPG100_3496.JPG100_3498.JPG



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