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Old 07-21-2012, 12:16 PM
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Remove lower ball joints 1967 El Camino

Hey guys,

Car: 1967 El Camino w/ 396cid


How hard is it to remove lower ball joints with control arms still attached to car?

Full story:
I am converting from drum to disk brakes and was looking into replacing all the rubber that is 45 years old while I'm at it. I've seen them being beat out by taking the control arm off and beating the ball joints out with a hammer. I don't have a vise that I can do that with and I'm not all that comfortable with taking the control arms off. Well, I'm sure I can get the control arms off, it's the getting everything back together and lined up that I don't know much about. I'm trying not to buy more tools to get this done.

I am just a little worried about getting into a bigger mess than I know what to do with and end up spending a lot more than I want.

Thank you.
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