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77corvette front control arm bushing placement (Read 1002 times)
May 23rd, 2017 at 4:29am

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hi guys......

As always thanks again for all your help everyone.
I am in the middle of replacing my control arm bushings on my 1977 Corvette front control arms but I noticed that some bushing shells and cushings are larger (longer) & the other ones are shorter , I believe there is a order how the bushings go on the control arms. Being that I removed some of the bushings i did not notice how they go back on, can somebody please help.
I do not know the sequence upper or lower or front facing or rear facing. Thanks again for everyones help


p.s. I have the assembly manual for the car but it does not show me the bushings themselves maybe someone has an article,pictures, or diagram of some sort. also the shells are shaped differently
 
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Reply #1 - May 23rd, 2017 at 4:32am

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Finally I had pressed the small ones on to the control arms being that I have two sets of poly bushings for all the arms I can put all the small ones on all the arms but I'm not sure if that would make a difference or there will be an issue with that thanks guys.

P.p.s. This is my first question on this forum but probaly many more to come  Wink
 
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Reply #2 - May 23rd, 2017 at 9:32am

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Don't have it on the lift, but this is the upper driver side & both bushings are the same. This is the 77
Alan Smiley

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Reply #3 - May 23rd, 2017 at 9:53am

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This is the bushing being installed the originals are the same. When i took them out they got mixed up amd now im lost (didnt take notice)
 

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Reply #4 - May 23rd, 2017 at 1:22pm

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I'll see if I can measure them tomorrow & will try to measure the bottoms if it doesn't rain
Alan Smiley
 
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Reply #5 - May 23rd, 2017 at 1:47pm

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No prob tanxxx
 
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Reply #6 - May 24th, 2017 at 8:19am

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Looks like the longer ones are on the bottom. You can confirm this by fabing up a bottom & seeing if everything matches up. After looking at my 77 I'm gonna change the bushings & upper & lower ball joints. The rubber is rotten on the bushings & I'm sure the ball joints are worn. I'll order a kit of poly from Rik's.
Alan Smiley
 
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Reply #7 - May 24th, 2017 at 8:38am

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Thats exactly what im doing rite now but im putting on red polys on (black & red theme vette)
 
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Reply #8 - May 24th, 2017 at 8:39am

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Thanks for your help i appreciate it. Let me know how yours go
 
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Reply #9 - May 24th, 2017 at 2:15pm

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I started tearing the frt suspension apart & should have it all off tomorrow. Ordered the deluxe kit from Rik's (329.00).  Just didn't feel comfortable driving a car with 41 yr old parts. Even if I sell the car it should make for a better deal for someone.
Alan Smiley
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