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Old 05-16-2011, 01:38 PM
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Hey All, Been a little while since visiting the site.
Finally got my engine/tranny installed in my 62 Impala. The transision from an inline 6 3sp on the tree to a SBC 350 with TH350 is amazing. Lovin it!!! Runs like a dream and I did it all myself as a first timmer. Not without many moments of frustration and bloody knuckles though.

Now I want to tackle a complete front end rebuild. Ball joints, tie rods, idler arm, control arm bushings.
Can anyone tell me how difficult it is to do the CA bushings. Do I have to remove the arms to install the new bushings. If so, should I while I'm at it replace the original coil springs?
Also looks like the original upper ball joints are rivited in, is this so or am I not seeing it right?

Thanks for any advice............Andre

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Yes...the original ball joints will be riveted in....The replacements will come with bolts. Yes, you should remove the control arms to rebuild them......They will have to be pressed in.....Whether you replace the springs is up to you.....and how it sits/rides now.
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Since the car had a six and now has an eight plus if they are original springs, I wouldn't hesitate to replace them since you will have it all disassembled.
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The sixes in them were likely as heavy or heavier than a SBC.......but, it would still be a good idea
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