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Old 12-29-2009, 06:39 PM
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Are the control arms different thru the years,
are the control arms from a 72 frame interchangable with a 76 frame??
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I don't think there's a difference, should be all the same from 68-82. I think even the 63-67 are the same control arms.
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:15 PM
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Thats what I thought,
I dropped the body on the new frame and the upper control arm up and down movement is rubbing on the fiberglass inner fender.
It's not in the middle like the old ones.

Measured the frame all over and everything seems straight and true.

The body is aligned with the alignmnt holes.
I'll get some pics a little later.
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hmmm.... did you swap left/right ???
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hmmm.... did you swap left/right ???
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:32 PM
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hmmmm... I say hmmmm.

Aren't they fairly symetrical? -- (The uppers.) Just looked at mine and look pretty much the same. Didn't measure - but they're off and will do that if needed. Replace mine with the SPCs- and the lowers with the VB&P monoleaf setup)
The lowers would be hard to goof up with the dual bolt mounts forward and single aft - and the fitments for the sway bar is forward.

Did you change out the ball joints? Remove the spindles? Get them back on correctly?
If you'd like a measure of the Upper A Arms - let me know and ll shoot a pic and add to this thread.

Interesting -- and confusing...

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No, they are not symmetrical:



this is a pass side one, the balljoint mount is offset to the rear of the car
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TT -- Thanks - you saved me from going out into the rain to get them out of the scrap pile! Nice choice using the tiles for accurate measurements!
Per the VB&P catalog -- their uppers and lowers fit all C-3s from 68-82 - so must be a left/right swap?

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The tiles were not purposely placed like that LOL

The VBP tubular things are side specific too, I think they mean that the arms fit any chassis, as in a pair of uppers or lowers not 1 arm. Even then, it should read 68-82.
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The tiles were not purposely placed like that LOL

The VBP tubular things are side specific too, I think they mean that the arms fit any chassis, as in a pair of uppers or lowers not 1 arm. Even then, it should read 68-82.
Curious as to what if the diff from 63-67, Mid years?? thought the chassis was the same just a body swap....
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