In this post, we will show and demenstrate the process taken to assemble and install our 1963 Corvette Control Arms and Differential Cross Member.
We assembled, painted, and installed the control arms on our 1963 Corvette . Also we installed the bushings in the differential cross-member and installed the next day.
This is the photo we found of the frame pull date that we referenced.
Here is your pull date.
This is one of the upper control arms. According to the judging manual, the control arm is painted gloss black and the ball joint is bare steel. The original plan was to prime it all and paint the ball joint to match. Since we don’t have any answers about painting the bare steel parts we removed the primer with a wire wheel. Now the finish on it seems to look great so we sprayed a dull clear coat on it to prevent rusting but did not change the look of it.
Here is the ball joint all cleaned up.
Here is one of the assembled lower control arms.
The assembled upper control arm.
Here is the differential cross member. Here you can see it with the new bushings pressed in.
Here is the bottom side of the new bushing.
Here is the top side of the new bushing. Unfortunately these don’t look the same as the original ones, but we don’t have a source for original ones.