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Front suspension control arm bushings 66 Chevy pickup

Has anyone here ever replaced the stock upper and lower A arm / control arm bushings on a 66 Chevy C-10 pickup ? How do they come apart and go back together ? Looks like they are threaded and screw together.

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Looks like they are threaded and screw together.
That's exactly how they work. The bushings are threaded on the OD to fit the control arms and on the ID to fit the shaft. You have to screw them together simultaneously.
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The one thing you need to be careful of is that the cross shaft needs to be centered fore-aft between the bushings before you tighten the bushings in the control arm. As the control arm moves up and down when you drive, the bushings "thread" the arm fore-aft on the shaft threads. You want to be sure it won't bottom, plus having the shaft offset one way or the other can make it impossible to set the caster alignment. I did this on a 1974 C30, which has the same arrangement. It just takes a little care.
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Is there any torque specs on these ?
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Is there any torque specs on these ?
Yeah, there's a torque spec of the bushing into the control arm. Unfortunately my service manuals don't go back that far.
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Take some pictures and measurements before you take them apart. I like to scribe a center line on the arm and shaft, also mark which way the shaft faces. I just did my Ford with a similar arm set up, 4 years ago. I don't recall if I torqued them. I just made them very tight. The arm on that has fine threads and the shaft had very coarse threads, it was easy to strip the arm threads, so be careful if your set up is like that.
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