In this post, we will show and demenstrate the process taken to install and dissasemble our 1963 Corvette Control Arms and Seats.
We have finished assembling and painting the control arms, installed the upper control arms, and disassembled the seats.
We noticed that the two lower control arms had different styles of cross shaft installed. From our research it appears that the cross shaft with the rib in it is latter model.
We were able to get another cross shaft locally to replace the one we believe is incorrect.
After assembly we painted the control arms to what should be the correct gloss black.
Originally the lower control arms had there ball joints riveted in, ours were bolted in. We purchased the correct rivets and attempted to install them using our shop press, this failed to correctly smash the rivet. We attempted another method to install them with out success also. We did a little research and we were able to track down the correct riveting tool and order it.
We installed our new bumpers for the upper control arms.
We installed the upper control arms on the frame.
We installed the differential cross member.
We have disassembled the seats down to there frame.
Here is the new seat covers from Al Knoch interiors ready for installation.