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Old 08-20-2006, 08:02 PM
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56 Chevy Lower Control Arms

I just recently have started reassmbling my frame and after searching high and low for a machine shop to "press" the new bushings back into the lower control arms, I found the while reassembling them to the frame this weekend that while I did have the inner bar (that bolts to the frame) correctly oriented for L and R, I have one of them 180 degrees out. Only after they are bolted onto the car do I now notice that the inner bar is slightly longer in one direction that the other . I do not see this noted anywhere in my assembly manual, nor can I fine a close enough picture of it to determine which way is correct. It would appear that the longer portion would go towards the front of the car. Before I take one off to get the new bushing cut out and the bar swapped around and new bushings put it, can someone tell me which is correct. My attitude would greatly appreciate it! Thanks, Brian

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Old 08-22-2006, 04:57 PM
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have you tryed a alingment shop, or call classis chevy in fla
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Longer side goes to the front.

If you put the longer side to the rear of the cross member, when you go to install the springs the lower A arm will hit the cross member. You won't get enough clearence to install the springs.

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Thanks guys for the response. And thanks RJ as this is what I figured, but like I said, befor I go and get one of them fixed, I wanted some confirmation. Off with the right arm and out with the bushings! Maybe soon I will have some pics of the COMPLETED front end
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