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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 17, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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67 RS Ball Joint

After I rebuilt my suspension the joint has always looked like this. Seems like the rubber should sit flush. Both sides are like this.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 17, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 67 RS Ball Joint

This picture is on a jack stand. Once the wheel is on, it does lower some, but seems like it should be lower.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 17, 04:44 PM
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Re: 67 RS Ball Joint

There should be a rubber droop stop that is held by a round hole in the upper A arm. Yours is missing or broken or it wouldn't droop so low

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 17, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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Here the picture with the weight on the wheel.

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Re: 67 RS Ball Joint

Post a pic of the car on the ground at ride height.

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The last picture was with wheel on and tire on ground. Original 14" wheels.
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Can someone post a picture on theirs at ride height?
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As per previous posting, we need a picture from the side of the car showing its stance. It looks as though the spring may not be in its' pocket, which would make the car sit high, and not allow the control arms to get to the proper location. JM2C
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The last picture was with wheel on and tire on ground. Original 14" wheels.
I meant the side of the car. It looks like you might have quite a high ride height...

Did you use "heavy duty" springs when you rebuilt the front end?

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 17, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Will this view work?

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Will this view work?
Yep. Your high ride height is causing that ball joint angle imho. Rear is even higher? Fix your ride height through new springs and you should be ok assuming the current springs are sitting in the pocket correctly.

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The rear has new mono springs and shocks. The front has new springs as well. The original springs in the front were upgraded to the HD version as I planned on one day installing AC. I already upgraded to the bigger radiator as well.
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One other question - did you tighten down the fasteners (spring eye bolts, shackles, etc.) while the weight was on the car ? If not, loosen everything up, then re tighten with the vehicles weight on the suspension components.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 17, 05:35 AM Thread Starter
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I used a jack to put pressure on the axle when I tightened them up. I will give your suggestion a try. Seems like the car is riding really high and huge wheel well area. Reminds me of Chevy's 2500 series trucks. Tiny tires on a big truck.
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The rear has new mono springs and shocks. The front has new springs as well. The original springs in the front were upgraded to the HD version as I planned on one day installing AC. I already upgraded to the bigger radiator as well.
Aftermarket AC does not require HD springs. I suggest you swap them out.

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