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Old 05-13-2019, 04:42 PM
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Working on a new to me 1979 l82. Rebuilding the front end with a kit from a corvette vendor. Upon removal of the upper control arms, the drivers side is 11-1/8”. The pass side is 10-3/4 from bushing mount to bushing mount. Shouldn’t they be the same measurement? Just curious.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:20 PM
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sounds like someone damaged the arm when doing a bushing removal or install
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Can you use a small "bottle jack" to spread apart the damaged arm?
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Originally Posted by doorgunner View Post
Can you use a small "bottle jack" to spread apart the damaged arm?

That will probably work....BUT....IIRC, the bolts that hold the a-arm to the shaft, pretty much "bottom out" in the shaft, which holds the arm in place. If the one arm has been "crushed" by 3/8", I'd be inclined to first verify that the shaft is the correct one for the car.
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New tubular a arms ordered!
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:18 AM
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New tubular a arms ordered!

Good idea...do they come with the cross shafts installed?
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