s-10 ball joint any body got them figured out yet

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Postby spyder_xlch » Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:54 pm

I like that Ray. Just bend the ends in. and weld 'er up.
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Postby peterpan » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:04 pm

i don't know if i would just weld it on or actually cut the a arm out to fit it in then graft it to look stock

thats why i posted the idea to get some input on it

and i'm still not sure if the bottom is moved in the 1/4 inch if the top still needs moved or not

i'm doing this to a spare set of arms so i can just swap them out on the starfire after they are done

so i can't put them on the car to figure it out
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Postby spyder_xlch » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:07 pm

I was going to ask Nic the same thing when I saw his post. I'd assume the tops stay in the stock location and the lowers get moved. So Nic, what is it?
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Postby peterpan » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:37 pm

ok now i got the lower amrs cut up and it looks like it too would line up really well with it moved inwards

but i think i would cut the monza arm to match what i cut out of the s-10 arm then weld the 2 together instead of welding it on top of the monza arm

it looks like a pain in the ass to cut just the balljoint ring out
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Postby spyder_xlch » Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:49 pm

At;east they are spare arms. I'd do one side and install them to see where you are. Then if you screwed up you just need 2 more arms. Actually you could use the stock ones your taking out.
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Postby peterpan » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:00 pm

they are not really spare arms i was going to put them on my 74 gt with v6 springs with s-10 ball joints but i can put the ones on my starfire on the 74 gt after i get this figured out it should be easy the second time

i'm not to worried about the upper arms i have a few extra sets of them but the deep pocket sway bar lowers i have just enough for my cars
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Postby spyder_xlch » Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:05 pm

With what you are going to do making deep pockets out of the shallow pockets arms would be cake.
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Postby v8astregt » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:12 pm

Wow, that's a lot of work! Glad I didn't have to go there! I just don't like cutting up a main load-bearing part like that, and rewelding.

In the first pic of your last post on page 1, that's about exactly where you grind it! If I remember correctly, I think the hole was ground practically to the outer lip of the UCA.

I dunno though... sounds like everyone's had a tougher time than I did. :?
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Postby peterpan » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:38 pm

well one of the lowers is done it moved the ball joint in 1/4 inch

i will probably go on the inside and box the tip of the control arm for extra strength
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Postby peterpan » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:39 pm

i might put a little bit of bondo on it just to smooth out the lines

but i don't know if i will take it that far
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Postby spyder_xlch » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:48 pm

Wasn't it caveman that boxed his control arms? I think so, check out his project journal or garage. I'd box them.
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Postby peterpan » Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:54 pm

ya i remember that but i will probably only box the area around the ball joint the rest is just to much work for this car
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Postby spyder_xlch » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:33 pm

I'd atleast go past the weld alittle. If it was me anyway. Not that I don't trust my welds but to help with any flex. Ok, I don't trust my welds enough to weld 2 A-arms together.:lol:
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Postby spyder_xlch » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:33 pm

BTW, nice job.
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Postby peterpan » Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:39 pm

thanks

i plan on going back at least 2 inches behind the joint of the two arms
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