67 rear susp help
I have a 67 Impala that I bought a few years ago with some mods. It came with a ZZ502, 700R4 trans and a ladder bar suspension, still retaining the factory rear lower control arms, but the rear upper control arms were removed.
I planned on doing a few things to it this winter, so after getting it up on the hoist I gave it a look over and saw that the cross tube that the front of the ladder bars attach to is cracked all the way around where it attaches to the driver's side frame. NOT GOOD! One hole shot away from a catastrophe.
Its a street car, so I'm thinking of getting rid of the ladder bars and going back to the factory setup. When I got the car I also got some parts, including what I thought were the rear upper control arms. Well I measured them from bushing center to bushing center and they measure 10". Sort of measuring from the frame bracket center to the axle bracket center it measures approx. 12". Looking at the Global West website their adjustable upper arms they say are 12-5/8 from center to center. ???
Also the lower control arm bushings are shot and need to be replaced. The access for the front nut seems to be very difficult. Anybody have problems or success with it?