The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-02-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
chris91
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: summerville, sc
Posts: 93
lower control arm interchange

I need lower control arm bushings. 1964 c10 1/2 ton

Is a lower control arm from an 84 c10 a straight drop in, or will I have to change the upper too.
chris91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2010, 02:08 AM   #2
Captainfab
60-66 Nut

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Posts: 15,653
Re: lower control arm interchange

The '84 control arms have rubber bushings versus the steel bushings on the '64. I prefer the later model rubber bushings myself. The '84 arms will bolt up, but i would recommend drilling out the U-bolt holes and using the larger '84 U-bolts. I would also just go ahead and change the uppers for the '84 arms while you're at it


Quote:
Originally Posted by chris91 View Post
I need lower control arm bushings. 1964 c10 1/2 ton

Is a lower control arm from an 84 c10 a straight drop in, or will I have to change the upper too.
__________________
Power Steering Box Adapter Plates For Sale HERE
Power Brake Booster Adapter Brackets For Sale '63-'66 HERE and '67-'72 HERE and '60-'62 HERE and "60-'62 with clutch HERE
Rear Disc Brake Brackets For Sale. Impala SS calipers HERE Camaro Calipers HERE D52 Calipers HERE 6 Lug HERE
Hydroboost Mounting Plates HERE
Captainfab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2010, 06:34 AM   #3
63sbssbbw
UCA63
 
63sbssbbw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Lloydminster AB Can.
Posts: 1,613
Re: lower control arm interchange

I think the ball joints differ as well
Heck, may as well do the disc brake conversion too,lol
T
__________________
member#7816
"63 sb ss bbw 350\350 12 bolt rear Pwr Fr Disc PS tilt
'61 GMC in progress
'63 GMC to use for parts
'90 Chevy Ext cab sbfs 5.7l (current d d)
63sbssbbw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2010, 03:36 PM   #4
raycow
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: San Francisco, CA USA
Posts: 2,454
Re: lower control arm interchange

Most people do the control arm swap as part of a disc brake conversion. If you want to keep your stock spindles you will need to replace the ball joints with the 63-70 type. Disc brake ball joints have a larger diameter stem (where they fit into the spindles) than the ones for drum brakes.

Ray

Last edited by raycow; 07-03-2010 at 03:38 PM.
raycow is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com