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  1. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    Yes I used the 1 5/8 to drive in the bushing. Not sure about your other sizes. I can only go by what I did. I installed the Moog K7006 upper control arm bushings and the craftsman 1 5/8 socket purchased at Lowes fit like a glove. See attached pic. The blue shows the outer diameter which drives...
  2. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    well theoredically its no different if you were to mount the control arm on the car and turn in the new ball joints. Unless of course you install the new ball joints first with the old bushings still on, then press in the new bushings afterward. I'll see how it goes, worst case I'll press in a...
  3. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    oops already painted, if I have an issue I'll sandblast it off again.
  4. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    the Powerbuilt is the service kit only. The socket needs to be bought seperately from craftsman 1 5/8 (to cup the bushing lip to press into control arm)
  5. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    Thanks, I bought my tap from Mcfadden Dale industrial hardware in Santa Ana Ca.
  6. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    I’m now ready to install the upper ball joints. I bought the special socket and I’ll be threading these on off the car on a vise. So I had something fabricated to mount the control arm to and secure it to the vise. Should make the job easy.
  7. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    So now moving onto the upper control arms. I bought this kit and 1 5/8 socket and the job was a piece of cake. Here I’ll show installing my new moog bushings since I had already removed my old bushings.
  8. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    Lower control arms are done, I’ll paint the shafts later.
  9. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    So now I’m ready to press in my pivot shafts into the lower control arms, was recommended in this order, press pivot shaft into bushing first, then pivot shafts with bushing already in it pressed into lower control arm. A 1 1/4x8 pipe with connector did the trick for me. On this step you need to...
  10. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    Here’s a pic of the old outer sleeve pressed out. Shows you how deep I turned that tap.
  11. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    Now with the lower bushing sleeves completely out I cleaned up the bore with some scuff pads and my dermal to remove some previous guys butchery, was some deep scrapes inside the bore, so I smoothed them out with my dremel in preparation for the new bushings to be pressed in later.
  12. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    Next I attempted to remove the lower control arm outer sleeve. I tried the welded washer with no success, ( welds broke) so I went with the 1 3/8 tap route and bravo came out very easily.
  13. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    Backing up to the beginning I found pics of pressing out the pivot pins.
  14. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    Now with the inner sleeves off I pressed the pivot pins into the new bushings. I used mcQuay-Norris from rare parts.
  15. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    Once I got the parts back from powder coating , I pressed out the pivot shafts. Forgot to take a picture of this step but you basically take a bolt or steel pin and press out the pivot pin from the back of the lower control arm (torsion bar end). Then take the pivot pin to the vise to remove the...
  16. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    Here’s what I started with , bought a set of 1970 Chrysler Newport upper and lower control arms from desert valley auto/ Arizona disassembled everything g and had all parts sand blasted and powered coated.
  17. BAD69FURY

    Right tools for the job! Rebuilt my front upper and lower control arms.

    It’s amazing how smooth a job can go when you research how to’s and get the right tools for the job. I cannot take credit for this process, it’s been shown around here before, but was successful in trying this method below. Tools purchased that helped me do the job was : 1.) harbor freight 12...
  18. BAD69FURY

    How do you roll a fender lip to fit wider tires?

    Because of the unique shape of the skirted fender lip you could tape a line and use a cutoff wheel to cut it out. Ive done this in the past.
  19. BAD69FURY

    How do you roll a fender lip to fit wider tires?

    Here’s a couple ways to do getter done:D Proceed at your own risk. Good luck
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