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Mopar Torsion bar suspension

I'm looking to help a friend do a complete rebuild on a 69 Fury front suspension,.
tie rods, upper control arm bushings, lower pivot pin bushings...everything.

Anyone got any tips to pass along? like pressing in/out the lower pivot pin bushings ..special tools techniques?? any and all wisdom appreciated..

Thank's in advance

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Not sure if 69 still had screw in type lower ball joints. Special socket needed for those.
Lube up the torsion bar adjusting bolts a bunch and back them off all the way.
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Yep, I see the uppers are screw in, I've read to try removing them while the control arm is still mounted to the vehicle...more leverage, and also less chance of damaging control arms when off the vehicle and locked in a vise.
Special socket for the upper balljoints? does 1 59/64 ths ring a bell?? not available at Sears ?

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We'll change that post count right now.
Actually they take a special socket. There are 2 different sizes. Odd shaped. Normal socket won't fit. Here's some samples from summit. I took mine to a front end mechanic and borrowed his.
SPC Performance Mopar Ball Joint Sockets - SummitRacing.com
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3/4" drive, .. guess the old cheater-bar's gonna come into play here.

Are the sockets in the link you provided the same ones used on the early Mopars?

$55- that about what i'd expect in a large impact socket , Thank's!
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Yup I think they're the same. When we did mine on my 64 Fury we found an interesting difference.
One balljoint was slightly different shaped than the factory one. Figured it was a cheap knock-off from a discount parts supplier.
And they are in there tight. Impact helps.
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