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Old 10-07-2015, 07:19 PM
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Hey Guys I am getting ready to replace all my rear suspension on my 69 Chevelle.........springs, shocks, control arms etc.
Is there a certain order that I should follow when swapping out my suspension parts? Mods please move if I posted in the wrong forum.
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:56 PM
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I would start with control arms as they will be your biggest pain in the but, I had to have mine cut out in pcs as they were so bad that I could not get the bolt out. I would do it why you have the tank out as it will be easier for the upper control arms on the diff.
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Old 10-07-2015, 11:13 PM
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Just don't torque down the bolts on the control arms until you get all the weight on them.
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Don't neglect to replace the bushings in the rear axle housing. They are a bear to remove, but well worth the effort.
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Don't neglect to replace the bushings in the rear axle housing. They are a bear to remove, but well worth the effort.
Yes, they are a lot of fun. I would do one set of control arms at a time. That will help keep the axle somewhat in place. I still needed ratchet straps to pull mine into place when I replaced control arms.

Replace control arms, remove shocks, r&r springs then install new shocks.
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Yes, they are a lot of fun. I would do one set of control arms at a time. That will help keep the axle somewhat in place. I still needed ratchet straps to pull mine into place when I replaced control arms.

Replace control arms, remove shocks, r&r springs then install new shocks.
Yea I had to use a ratchet strap too.....
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