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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:08 pm

is a breeze when you have the right tool. NO taking off the control arms and springs. but i did notice that i needed upper control arm bumpers.of course can not get @ the parts store,so had to find them on line.

wish i would of taken it apart on the driveway instead of the garage. everything could of used a good power washing.going to do shocks and sway bar bushings next.

than maybe dig out the 3:42 posi out of the corner and put that in
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Post by 1973montec on Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:02 pm

let me know when your done. so we can do some cruizn
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:46 pm

the lowers are easy with the tool and a big hammer to get them out, the factory style uppers sucks balls.

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Post by pila on Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:38 pm

When I did my Malibu, I rented the tools from Auto Zone to press them out & in. Makes live easier Very Happy
On the El Camino project, they were all apart & off of the frame, and I did them on the press.

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i think my bumpers were bad.

Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:14 pm

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Post by The Dude on Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:31 am

On those bump stops, why not step up to polyurethane? Also what about ZQ8 bump stops? This is probably one of those little talked about subjects that I'm clueless on.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:27 pm

well i finally got a minute to put the bumpers in. but wth i cant get the new ones back in the slot. i have them heating up on a drop light. hoping to get the rubber soft and priable.
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