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1977 Corvette Front suspension (Read 827 times)
Apr 5th, 2016 at 4:35pm

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I am in the process of replacing the ball joints, tie rods, A-frame bushings etc from the front suspension kit that I recently purchased. To replace the lower A-frame bushings I've been told that I will need a spring compressor to take the tension out so as to remove the lower A-Frame, is that correct? Without a press what would be an alternative way to get the new bushings in place?
 
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Reply #1 - Apr 5th, 2016 at 11:23pm

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welcome Smiley if you look on the fist page on the suspension subject at the bottom you will see where I did my front. This will be under the "wrong spring" hope it helps Cool
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Reply #2 - Apr 6th, 2016 at 1:22pm

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If your engine is still in the car, you can use the weight of the car.If the engine is out you will need the compressor..........jack
 

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Reply #3 - Apr 7th, 2016 at 8:23am

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What Jack said!
However please do use extreme caution! You do not want those springs popping out at you!


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Reply #4 - Apr 7th, 2016 at 11:00am

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Old school if you are worried about it being a launched spring....put a chain through the spring & secure it to the frame. Then the worst it can do is scare the crap out of you if it get loose
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