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  1. Re-Use Ball Joints / Tie Rods After Powder?

    Brakes, Suspension & Steering
    Just had my front subframe and components powder coated. The ball joints and tie rods were subject to high heat in prep, and not masked well in the coating process, so there is definitely some areas on the "ball" that got powder coat on them. Two questions - 1) in general, how to tell if they...
  2. Powder Coated Ball Joint Socket :(

    Brakes, Suspension & Steering
    I took my control arms in to get powder coated. I told them not to powder coat where the bushings or the ball joints are and both have a little to a lot of overspray. How important is it that there is none there for both ball joint and bushings?? Can I dremel it out like i have seen it...
  3. Ball Joint Removal Help? Photos included

    Brakes, Suspension & Steering
    Hey I just removed the ball joint from my lower control arm as you can hopefully see in the photos attached. Does any more need to come off the arm? When I removed it, the plate with the grease fitting and the actual metal rod came through the bottom and that was all. Is there a housing that is...
  4. Cross threaded lower ball joint?

    Brakes, Suspension & Steering
    I am re-assembling my 70 camaro's front supension and i have run into a problem trying to thread the castle nut on the ball joint shaft. It gets about 2.5 turns on the shaft and then the ball joint shaft begins to rotate. This makes it impossble to continue threading the castle nut beyond this...