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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-22-2017, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Front bolt on 67 impala driver’s rear lower CA

I was able to remove the coil spring and get the rear bolt off the rear lower control arm.

The front bolt is boxed in by the frame with a little hole and the parking brake cable is running right in front blocking the nut/washer for the front bolt. I believe it’s a 15/16 which is a pretty good size wrench.

Any tips on how to get this one out? Do I need to remove the emergency brake cable to make room? I am going to be changing the drum shoes so I could try to remove it, rather not if possible. Thanks for any any advice and will try to get a picture.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-23-2017, 10:14 AM
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Just went thru a full rebuild of the rear susp on my 67 Impala. You need a deep offset box wrench like the one pictured otherwise you are screwed. I removed the brake cable. I found the wrench on ebay. Good luck.
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I should have known it would be something like that. Is it a 15/16?


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I should have known it would be something like that. Is it a 15/16?


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Yes, its a 15/16, & my wrench is 15/16 on one end & 1" on the other end.


How much work will you be doing on the rear?
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-24-2017, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Just changing the bushings in the lower/upper CA ,new coil spring, and replacing the drum brakes. I already changed the fluid in the rear diff and the diff cover which might now be too big for my stock pan-hard bar.
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Just changing the bushings in the lower/upper CA ,new coil spring, and replacing the drum brakes. I already changed the fluid in the rear diff and the diff cover which might now be too big for my stock pan-hard bar.

Depending on how much power you got, you may want to be careful with the factory upper arms. A friend of mine has a 67 Impala with a 427 & he broke one of the upper arms pulling a hole shot. I replaced mine with tubular uppers from Global West.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-24-2017, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Right now I have a busted 327 so it's pretty safe since it doesn't run. I already did GW up front on the lower/upper front control arms so that isn't a bad idea.

Let me see how it all looks once unassembled, might just run it until it breaks.

Thanks for all the advice.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-25-2017, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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Any tips for getting the little flange compressed that keeps the parking brake cable in the backing plate
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Never took mine out.
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Did you just unhook it from the middle or front?


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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-28-2017, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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I ended up loosening the front and separating at the middle. Was able to get the bolt out, what a pain in the A


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