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strut rod won't lay flush on lower control arm
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        Hey guys having a problem trying to get my strut rod to lay flush on my new lower control arms. I tried tapping it down with a hammer and it won't go anymore. So are my aftermarket control arms holes to small?or will there drop down once I crank the nuts on? Thanks
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#2
The splines will seat once it is torqued down properly.
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#3
Ok Thanks!!
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#4
They will fit better if you clean and paint them first. Wink

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#5
That is just plain mean (I considered posting the same thing)

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"I love my Hookers!" and "Get some Strange" probably have a different connotation to non automotive enthusiasts!
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#6
I was going to say that he was installing them upside down, but I'm not sure if all would see the humor in it.

Mike
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Jeff73Mach1;171149 Wrote:That is just plain mean (I considered posting the same thing)

Wink

'Mike'
73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

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#8
If it's a new control arm the knurl will need to "cut" their way through the metal. The knurl is larger than the holes.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#9
lol I did sand them and paint them guys no worries lol got them to drop in nicely!
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