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Old 06-25-2009, 03:56 PM
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tips on installing a 10 bolt

I got new tubular upper (adjustable) and lower rear control arms, and new springs.

Should I leave the springs out then put them in once the control arms are in? i am having one heck of a time getting everything to line up with the springs in.

it looks like i will be putting a 12 bolt in with in the next few months but i needed to put the new springs in now, because the guy who had the car before me torched the springs which caused all sorts of suspension problems.

any and all tips and pointers are appreciated.

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Let the rear hang from all four suspension arms with the shocks removed then put the springs in, then re-connect the shocks.
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Once I got one of the upper control arms bolted in, everything else went very smoothly......except, now the drive shaft will NOT bolt back up to the rearend. It seems as though the drive shaft is too long.

any suggestions?
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I kind of had to force it in, but I got it in.

thing drives great, now i Just have to the front springs, then the motor, tranny and finally gonna bolt up a new 12 bolt. ~

Oh and i gotta put disc brakes at some point in there.
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