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Old 06-24-2006, 12:07 PM
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I just put the rear control arms and 12 bolt back under my 1970 Skylark. The suspension seems to be free of binding. I welded the arms to stiffen them and to save 500 $ from not buying Hotchkis. I pushed in Energy poly urethane bushings in my vise. Boxing the arms helps because the stock arms could deform when squeezing in the new bushings.
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I used a bushing press, it looks like a large C clamp.
One thing to try if you are having problems getting the bushings in is to put them in the freezer over night.

I have 2 more cars to do.
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rubber isolator

I am working on the front of the 1970 Skylark and I am wondering whether I really need the rubber isolator that goes on the top of the coil spring between the frame. Thanks
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I would use the one you have or replace it. It will squeak if you don't.
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