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ang ll on 51 chevy 3100
#1415971 Mon Jul 05 2021 05:36 PM
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'Bolter
the lower controll arm doesnt seem to want to fit how much force should be required to put it up in place can the hard rubber part of the bushing be cut to ease the install

Re: ang ll on 51 chevy 3100
shade tree #1415973 Mon Jul 05 2021 05:53 PM
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Thought 1951 3100 had straight axle thus no control arms. What front end are you working on?


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Re: ang ll on 51 chevy 3100
shade tree #1415975 Mon Jul 05 2021 05:55 PM
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Curmudgeon
I'm old school. It's hard for me to understand text with no caps and no punctuation especially periods to indicate the ending of a sentence.
A lower control arm? Do you have a Camaro/Nova sub or clip for a front suspension?

Re: ang ll on 51 chevy 3100
shade tree #1415980 Mon Jul 05 2021 06:32 PM
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Insomniac
I think that there is a problem with the title of this thread. I think "ang II" is supposed to be "Mustang II". Shade Tree: please confirm.

There are people here who have installed the Mustang II front suspension. I'm sure they can help. In the meantime, don't cut (destroy) any bushings.

Is this a kit?

Last edited by Gord&Fran; Mon Jul 05 2021 06:34 PM.

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Re: ang ll on 51 chevy 3100
shade tree #1415981 Mon Jul 05 2021 06:49 PM
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'Bolter
yes its a kit but i think its from china

Re: ang ll on 51 chevy 3100
shade tree #1415982 Mon Jul 05 2021 06:58 PM
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'Bolter
its a Mustang ll ifs kit for a 47 - 54 chevy 3100 Trying to put the lower control arm on its to tight. any ideas on how to get it on ,

Re: ang ll on 51 chevy 3100
shade tree #1415986 Mon Jul 05 2021 07:20 PM
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Curmudgeon
You probably need to identify the kit you have. Do you have any instruction sheets that came with the kit?
The reason I ask is to understand where and what part on the installation you are having trouble with.
For example, I believe (I really don't know) the spring needs to be compressed before the arm can be installed.

Last edited by buoymaker; Mon Jul 05 2021 07:20 PM.
Re: ang ll on 51 chevy 3100
shade tree #1415988 Mon Jul 05 2021 07:23 PM
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Insomniac
If it is a CPP kit, they have their own support forum: https://www.classicshoptalk.com/forum.php

(If no one here can help you)


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Re: ang ll on 51 chevy 3100
shade tree #1416228 Wed Jul 07 2021 03:40 PM
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'Bolter
I had the same issue with miy CPP crossmember and non-domestic control arms. I left out one of the washers that goes between the control arm and crossmember. I've seen where others have used a ratchet strap to spread the control arm to get it on, personally I'd be aftaid of bendind it or damaging it, but it's your choice.


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Re: ang ll on 51 chevy 3100
shade tree #1416230 Wed Jul 07 2021 03:46 PM
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'Bolter
What could possibly go wrong with a kit built by a 12 year old slave laborer in some 3rd. world sweatshop? An angle grinder is your best friend when trying to assemble some of these low bid modification projects. Once it's cobbled together, good luck getting the wheel alignment done right!
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