New control arm install.

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by Stan1971, May 24, 2018.

  1. Stan1971

    Stan1971 Well-Known Member

    Is this control arm on correct this is driver side on 71 skylark.
     

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  2. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Looks correct.

    Longer tube in front and shorter tube in back, top and bottom.
    Bumper to the front.

    Did you install them with the car on it's nose? :p
     
  3. Stan1971

    Stan1971 Well-Known Member

    What about tops?
     
  4. Stan1971

    Stan1971 Well-Known Member

    Sorry read to fast this is how tire sits on what’s wrong with it
     

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  5. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Yes. The upper arm front tube should bend down intersect so the tube is welded all the way around the join on the upper ball joint plate.
    The rear tube on the upper arm will have part of the tube end exposed and hit the ball joint plate in the center of the end of the tube.

    Did you get drop spindles or use your existing spindles?

    Can you pull the wheel and take pics of the spindles as best as you can to show them?
    I know it might be hard with hubs/brakes in place.
     
  6. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Stans from equatorial Plainfield, Il...:eek: ws

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  7. 68Rivi_In_Cali

    68Rivi_In_Cali Well-Known Member

    They look like my arms. I used .50 taller ball joints and goy an alignment and they came out well
     
  8. 68Rivi_In_Cali

    68Rivi_In_Cali Well-Known Member

    I removed the Stock bumper under the upper control arm since the New Control arm has one installed in it
     
  9. 68Rivi_In_Cali

    68Rivi_In_Cali Well-Known Member

  10. Stan1971

    Stan1971 Well-Known Member

    Thanks everyone for the help I ordered new stock spindles cause cars way to low but my driver side wheel is not sitting center in fender opening what could that be?
     

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  11. EasyCompany7

    EasyCompany7 Semper Fi

    What brand? Different brands are designed to change ride height, camber, etc etc. I found that QA1 is the way to go for a direct replacement of the stock control arms, even use stock spindles and ball joints.
     
  12. buick64203

    buick64203 Buick Hunter Staff Member

    The car is going to need an alignment. What shims do you have on the upper control arms?
     

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