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Old 11-29-2017, 06:33 AM
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I agree with John and I'm in Detroit. The only control arms I have ever seen replaced were ones involved in a collision.

When I do a control arm job, I use my steel stamp set to mark the 'F'ront 'R'ight for example on the arms and shafts. Make the marks visible from under the hood. Take lots of pictures as you go so the assemblies go together the same way they came out. - Dave
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:21 PM
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Default Upper Control Arms

When I rebuilt my front end, I found my upper control arms to be in really solid condition. They looked terrible at first glance, but once I took some diesel to clean them up, and repaint them, they were as good as new. They are very, very heavy duty, and the likely hood of them rusting through is pretty low.

I replaced all the bushings, ball joints, etc. It was really not difficult to do this in a few hours.
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Old 04-27-2018, 10:32 AM
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Unhappy Upper control arms left or right!

Just reading through this thread and its mentioned that the upper control arms are different but any one know why and where the p/number is as I might of mixed mine up!
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