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 Out with the old, in with the new...errr...not rotted...

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PostSubject: Out with the old, in with the new...errr...not rotted...   Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:07 pm

Had a buddy of mine help me out with a garage and tools. Swapped the rotted lower control arms, for the old 9C1 arms, this morning. Took the rusty sway bar off for now until I can locate the hardware from the the 9C1.

Pretty quick easy job despite the rust. Bolts came out easy enough with an electric impact gun. Sway bar bolts snapped off tho. Figures. I was able to wire wheel and reuse the hardware for the arms.

The underside of this car is super clean considering what replaced today. The uppers are really nice, the frame is mint, the axel is scaly, tank straps are factory fresh, etc

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PostSubject: Re: Out with the old, in with the new...errr...not rotted...   Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:19 pm

Nice work Brian. Holy crap that thing was fugly. I've never seen one of those do that. Hell, even my 220k Rustmaster didn't have rotted control arms.

Btw, if you do end up having to go back in. I found a company (via Brandon) that still makes 91-96 control arm hardware. Used them when I swapped my rear end. Real good stuff, and reasonably priced. Was like $35 shipped for the uppers and lowers.

http://www.spohn.net/shop/1978-1996-GM-B-Body/Suspension/Hardware-Kits/Rear-Lower-Control-Arm-Mounting-Hardware-Kit.html

http://www.spohn.net/shop/1978-1996-GM-B-Body/Suspension/Hardware-Kits/Rear-Upper-Control-Arm-Mounting-Hardware-Kit.html

Edit, they make a swaybar kit too.

http://www.spohn.net/shop/1978-1996-GM-B-Body/Suspension/Hardware-Kits/Rear-Sway-Bar-Mounting-Hardware-Kit.html
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PostSubject: Re: Out with the old, in with the new...errr...not rotted...   Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:56 pm

^Heh, I wish I knew about those

When I got all that stuff for the white Caprice, I had to also get these thread cutting bolts from McMaster-Carr (?) online for the u-channel mounts that slide into the bottom of the arm. McMaster Carr is just a place like Grainger or Fastenal I guess but they had them, I just forget the size, i'll have to look for the others I had. I already redid one side of the SS with what I had from my abandoned sway bar project on the other car.

The mount brackets are probably gone on the bad arms...you can probably find those online. RMS auto parts had them, I got mine there, but they went out of business. The GM Number was on them though.

Seriously can't believe that one little area of the car saw so much weathering/rust. Like I said, I'd never seen that happen either. It really doesn't make sense...unless they Ziebart place just never did anything to that area, and the car over it's lifetime was subjected to severe elements.
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PostSubject: Re: Out with the old, in with the new...errr...not rotted...   Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:02 pm

This is some kit a person makes to put a 77+ bar into a 76 or older B-body using adapter plates, the unpainted things in the pictures.  It shows what the GM bracket looks like though.

http://www.pbase.com/pontiac_performance/b_body_antisway_bar_kit

The older cars had a rear bar available, but as you can imagine, they're hard to find now. I'm on the hunt for one for my car.
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PostSubject: Re: Out with the old, in with the new...errr...not rotted...   Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:22 pm

Thanks for the links guys!

I've found 1 mounting nut, bolt, sleeve, and bracket so far. 3 more to go. I'm sure they are in my garage/shed.
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PostSubject: Re: Out with the old, in with the new...errr...not rotted...   Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:21 pm

Brian, I just noticed that you have the updated LCAs that GM had in the last year or two they made the B-bodies. So you have more options just in case you can't find all the parts from them, they had those other brackets that went up through the bottom of the bar to the top of the control arm.
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PostSubject: Re: Out with the old, in with the new...errr...not rotted...   Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:23 pm

When I find the set, I'll post up a picture of them.
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