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Old 11-01-2010, 08:16 PM
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upper control arm issue

i just replaced the front suspension on my 72 chevelle.the problem i have is the upper control arms are sitting on the frame when the car is on the ground.the uca are still not tightened up yet.what could be the prob?appreciate any help

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Is your engine and front sheet metal on the car? If there is no weight on the front they will hit the corner of the frame as I remember.

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As Brian has pointed out if there is no weight on the front end it's normal.

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Also be aware that you should not tighten either the upper or lower control arm bushing bolts/nuts until the suspension is at final ride height with the full weight on it.
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the car is with engine and body,could i have put the coil springs in upside down?ordoes it make a difference?
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