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Old October 23rd, 2022, 05:38 AM
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Default Lower control arm bushings

Ok, 1966 3/4 ton. My lower control are bushings are dog bone type bushing. They are bolted straight to the lower control arm. Now any type of kit I find is for a chevy c20 but the lower control arm bushing is round and attached using u joints. Has anyone converted to the round type bushings ? Someone has to have dealt with this, seems the 1/2 ton gmc has the round. Only 3/4 tons and some c20s have the bone shape style. Thanks for any help.
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Old November 7th, 2022, 04:43 AM
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Someone has had to ran into this issue at some point.
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Old November 7th, 2022, 01:37 PM
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I didn't, but maybe look through the Suspension forum and the Builds forum and see if anyone did a full rebuild/restoration and send them a pm. Maybe they can help.
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Ok, 1966 3/4 ton. My lower control are bushings are dog bone type bushing. They are bolted straight to the lower control arm. Now any type of kit I find is for a chevy c20 but the lower control arm bushing is round and attached using u joints. Has anyone converted to the round type bushings ? Someone has to have dealt with this, seems the 1/2 ton gmc has the round. Only 3/4 tons and some c20s have the bone shape style. Thanks for any help.
I ran into this when I was converting my '66 to front disc brakes. To my knowledge, the crossmembers were dogbone style in the early 60s and then changed in 63 to the tube type arms. This would mean that someone swapped your xmember out. I could be wrong.

To solve the issue, I got a different crossmember from AspenAutoAZ. Support your engine with a hoist and take out the old crossmember. It's heavy, so I advise calling a friend. You can also nab one from any truck up to 1987 if I remember correctly.

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