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    Upper control arm struggle

    here I go again (love that tune)
    I'm putting together the upper control arm and all is well ( for the most part)
    once I get to the large toothed washer It appears I've run outa room to squeeze it in
    Was I not supposed to press the new bushings all the way in?
    it seems the inner sleeves to the new bushings are the problem
    The old one came apart easy but of coarse they were severally worn.
    Do one of you fine folks have a tip?
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    IIRC, the total thickness of the washers should be .48" thick. I think they generally had a .36" washer in the front with a .12" washer to the rear.

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    Upper control arm struggle

    Quote Originally Posted by hrcollinsjr View Post
    IIRC, the total thickness of the washers should be .48" thick. I think they generally had a .36" washer in the front with a .12" washer to the rear.

    HTH,

    Harold
    I have to look up what IIRC and HTH are nearly every time you post lol.

    It looks to me that the inner sleeve is pushed way too far in. I’d knock that back in and try again. I’m not sure what the deal is though. My upper control arms have always been loose enough to fit all the washer and then some if I wanted to until I tighten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorm65 View Post
    I have to look up what IIRC and HTH are nearly every time you post lol.

    It looks to me that the inner sleeve is pushed way too far in. I’d knock that back in and try again. I’m not sure what the deal is though. My upper control arms have always been loose enough to fit all the washer and then some if I wanted to until I tighten.
    I think Harold means (IIRC), If I Remember Correctly and (HTH) Hope this helps. Be easy on him, He's getting on up there in age. Just Kidding Harold Jarrell
    Mine were loose too. Jarrell
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    Quote Originally Posted by soybean View Post
    I think Harold means (IIRC), If I Remember Correctly and (HTH) Hope this helps. Be easy on him, He's getting on up there in age. Just Kidding Harold Jarrell
    Mine were loose too. Jarrell
    well hot darn
    I think (mwL2) means nime rewe osole oto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrcollinsjr View Post
    IIRC, the total thickness of the washers should be .48" thick. I think they generally had a .36" washer in the front with a .12" washer to the rear.

    HTH,

    Harold
    Thank you Harold, I did check that and there right on.
    I do have the placement correct for these per fsm and OGTS tech notes and I watched knorm's video again just in case that canadian club was in my way LOL
    I also checked the other side to see if there was something weird happening and same clearance issue on both sides
    I'll get a fresh eye on it today after errands and back cracker appointment
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    well well well, I didn't see that coming
    I just figured out what was going on.
    It appears a previous owner shaved down the outside of the bushing sleeve on both the uca.
    Why would one do such a thing? it appears to be that the shaved sides would either be put in the front or the rear
    Meaning that if I leave them the way I have them installed now the shaved sides are in the rear.
    If I flip them the shaved sides would be in the front.
    My thought is fortunately they were both shaved from the outside.
    I pushed the inner sleeves in on the bushing just enough to give the room I needed.
    SO does it matter as to shaved side towards rear or front?
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    hhuumm OK,

    Well I got them in and waiting,
    Sent another email to Gil in case my last transmission was forgotten/ set a side
    If he's OK with the spring then I'm off to the races and can finally get this little stink pot back together
    I was unaware I could move the inner sleeve of the bushing, turns out it will slide back and forth with out to much effort
    Thank you all for your patience with this and me
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