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I just removed my subframe (69 Convertible) and completely disassembled it. I have never replaced the lower ball joint and these seem to be welded in is that the way they came and is there a special technique to make removing them a little easier.
 

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They are pressed in, and will need to be pressed out through the bottom.
 

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They should press out the bottom. If welded that was done later, perhaps to cure a loose ball joint fit.
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Is it acceptable to spot weld the lower ball joint when it's loose? I've had this done to my car and wondered if it's acceptable for a street driver or if I need to start looking for better a-arms.

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I've read here of people running into welded in ball joints. They seem to work allright.
You can buy circle track weld in ball joint seats for a fix or there are repro lower arms available.
If it's just a driver and not a road racer, the tack weld thing should work.
I'd keep an eye on them though.
David

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