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Old 10-12-2013, 05:52 PM
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LCA wont fit in frame slot??

What can i do to fix this problem?? I got new bushings pressed in so maybe they.tweaked the arms a bit during the press..i dont want to hammer the slots nd then find out my springs wont fit correctly..this is a frame off..thx for the advice

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How about some background information... what are you working on?
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Im working on a 76 monte carlo..i disassembled it...got frame powdercoated as well as control arms..installed polyurethane bushings and all of a sudden the same arms dont want to budge in
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Probably a combination of the powder coating and new bushings.

Had a similar issue with my 66 Elky and all it got was new rubber bushings.

A block of wood or a big plastic/rubber dead blow hammer should knock that
thing right into place.

The inner shaft of that bushing is supposed to be a tight fit.
Once that bushing bolt is tightened up (after the car is on the ground or simulated)
it does not move at all---with rubber bushings.
I believe the poly bushings slip on the tube and the shell----not sure, I always use the rubber ones.

Also had the same issue when putting a NEW LCA in my Crown Vic---did not want to go in at all.
Some bending the ears of the mounts a bit got it to slip in and when tightened up
all was well.
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