<VV> Front rebuild: Pull crossmember or not?

Mike Kost vairmike at sbcglobal.net
Mon Mar 7 15:23:59 EST 2005


I think you'll find it easier to remove and replace the upper and lower 
arms safely with the suspension in the car. I just did that this fall 
with no problem. The toughest part if you don't have the right tools is 
replacing the bushings on the arms once you get them off of the car. I 
had Ken Hand do my upper arms since I didn't have a press or the proper 
spacer to do the job. The lower arm also needs a spacer to do it right 
without getting the bushing in cocked.

Mike Kost

Macdonald David wrote:

>I'm planning on putting new ball joints (upper and
>lower) and new bushings (upper and lower) on my late
>Looking at the project it seemed to me that I may be
>better off pulling out the whole crossmember, doing
>the work and then reinstalling it.
>I'd like some input on the best approach. Is pulling
>the crossmember a good idea?
>'65 Canadian Corsa 140
>Acton, MA

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