<VV> Ball Joint Removal

Michael Kovacs kovacsmj at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jul 5 11:01:09 EDT 2010

Grind 'em off and use nuts and bolts. They'll fit. Can we assume the springs have had the tension removed??  Don't want to insult your intelligence. There are a number of ways to loosen the springs.MIKE KOVACS 

----- Original Message ----
From: Byron Comp <byron.comp at yahoo.com>
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Sent: Mon, July 5, 2010 9:02:08 AM
Subject: <VV> Ball Joint Removal

Since I'm a novice at restoring 'Vairs this may seem like a stupid question, but here goes.  The upper ball joints on my '64 Monza CT seem to have been riveted in and the top of the rivets "peaned".  Is this normal and what do I do to get them out so as to install new ones?  It looks like I'll have to grind off the rivet head and then punch it out, leaving 4 holes into which I would insert bolts with the new joint.  Will the upper ball joint from Clarks line up with the holes left where the rivets used to be?

Thanks in advance for your help.


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