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Old 08-10-2010, 08:55 AM
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65 Belair lower control arm bushings

Hi,
My son has a 65 belair. We replaced the lower control arms with ones from a 66 which has the support for sway bar links. The bushings have worked themselves out. I was told that people welded them in place if racing/hotrodding to prevent this from happening. We should have but since ones we removed weren't welded - I assumed these wouldn't come out.
We, of course, can take them out and get them welded.
I was wondering if there were any other tried and true ways of keeping them in place which wouldn't require removing control arm. We could probably compress the spring and get pressure of bushings, put them in place without removing ball joint and strut. Something like JB weld?
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:10 PM
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J B weld is not going to cut it. I wouldnt worry about it .Watch them to see if they move and if they do pull them out and spot weld them into place. Chances are they wont go anywhere unless youre getting the front wheels off the ground.
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