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Replace Control Arm Bushings On A Classic GM Car

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Replacing control arm bushings in a 1975-81 Camaro or Firebird is a fairly straight forward diy project. With budgets tight on most restorations for classic cars doing your own bushings can save a ton!

With the bushings out and the new bushings ready to go we can begin by lubing up the outside of the bushing and sliding each one into place in the lower control arm. Before tightening them down be sure to place something in the open space so you don't crush the arm - I used old 10mm sockets. Use the ball joint press to push the bushings in place.

On the upper control arms you need to collapse the bushings on themselves fully - place the large one in, put the crossmember in, then place the small bushing in place - use a regular nut to seat the bushings with the OEM washers/seals. Mount on the vehicle THEN put the lock nuts on.

Mount the lower, springs, and spindle - from there you will have a daily driver quality toy or help the retail on your classic cars for sale.

This video is specifically for a 1978 Firebird, 1978 Camaro, 1978 Trans Am

Completing the

Special Tools:
Ball Joint Press - https://amzn.to/2RxLWOT
Air Chisel - https://amzn.to/2R6pg

Parts:
Bushing Kit - Energy Suspension 3.18117R - https://amzn.to/2FZEebf
Springs - UMI Performance Lowering Springs 3050F - http://bit.ly/UMI3050F
Category
Classic Cars

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