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Username Post: Front lower control arm        (Topic#365501)
Thierry 
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Posts: 25
Thierry
Loc: West Chester, PA
Reg: 04-30-04
06-12-21 01:18 PM - Post#2821529    

Fellow Impala lovers, I'm working on replacing all rubber parts in my 67 impala front suspension. I got the springs out and I'm now working on the lower control arm. I removed the rear nut and washers and the bolt is almost out but I can't get it completely. The manual talks about a cotter pin but i can't see any. I'm stuck on the damn bolt that i can't get out thru the hole in the front frame. What am I missing?

Thierry B. 67 Impala Conv, 327, TH-350


 


aghaga 
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aghaga
Age: 67
Loc: Altavista, Va.
Reg: 07-05-08
06-13-21 05:33 AM - Post#2821552    
    In response to Thierry

Prob just corrosion/rust if the arm is disconnected everywhere and no load is on it. Sometimes the bolt will thread itself out with the help of an impact wrench.



 
bigbowtielover 
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bigbowtielover
Loc: Surrey British Columbia
Reg: 09-01-13
06-26-21 04:38 PM - Post#2822148    
    In response to Thierry

Turn the bolt so the washer is centered enough the pass through the hole. If it won't move after you have removed the nut and washers from the rear then it is just stuck. Try turning the bolt. You can turn it from bothe ends. The end of the shaft has a hex before the threads (this is for setting alignment by design). You might have to give it a good whack with a hammer to free it up. Replace the the bushing with stock type rubber. You can use urethane for upper arms but use rubber for the lower front arms.



 
Thierry 
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Posts: 25
Thierry
Loc: West Chester, PA
Reg: 04-30-04
10-05-21 05:32 AM - Post#2828532    
    In response to bigbowtielover

I started again working on the car and that was just I needed to do to free up the bolt. I ordered rubber for all bushings because I want a comfortable cruiser.

Thank you for the tip and thanks to this great community.



Thierry B. 67 Impala Conv, 327, TH-350


 


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