<VV> Ball Joint Removal

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Mon Jul 5 12:59:23 EDT 2010

As already posted, you've mostly answered your own question.  From the question, I'm inferring that you don't have a shop manual, they are quite reasonably priced and generally available from the vendors.  You can also often find them at Corvair swap meets for even less.  You might price them at Clark's and go from there - don't buy one on eBay that's labelled "rare factory manual" :-)


On Jul 5, 2010, at 9:02 AM, Byron Comp wrote:

> 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?

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