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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2019, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Suspension help

Hello need help identifying this suspension part. Connects the tie rod to the spindle and dust cover for brakes.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2019, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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I think it’s called the steering arm but I can’t find a replacement for it online?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2019, 06:44 PM
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You are correct.

There are different length steering arms depending if you have manual or power steering and another for quick turn steering gear boxes. Additionally the bolt centers differ depending upon the model.

A Camaro is completely reproduced from the knob on the antenna to the wheels. Problem is those parts won't fit your car. Chevelle parts may fit depending upon the year.

Good news is Chevy made more Impalas than any other car (one in ten cars made in America was a full size car); so if you need a part there may be a few left in tn the bone yard.

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Welcome to the Team!

You are correct.

There are different length steering arms depending if you have manual or power steering and another for quick turn steering gear boxes. Additionally the bolt centers differ depending upon the model.

A Camaro is completely reproduced from the knob on the antenna to the wheels. Problem is those parts won't fit your car. Chevelle parts may fit depending upon the year.

Good news is Chevy made more Impalas than any other car (one in ten cars made in America was a full size car); so if you need a part there may be a few left in tn the bone yard.

Big Dave
Thanks for the info! Do you know where I can source one at? Been searching on eBay and google and can’t find it? Any vendors make them?
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2019, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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It’s because my passenger side is rusted shut onto the spindle because of a bolt!
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-29-2019, 08:23 PM
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Heat is your friend when get bolts to let go. Heat to dull red and cool with water. Bolt will fall out. Acetylene torch is more useful than a plasma cutter. It was the original plasma cutter, and will cut through inches of steel than would choke a plasma cuter.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 02:29 PM
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I would agree with Dave, try to salvage your part. I completely redid my suspension last winter. Although my parts were not as rusty as yours, the passenger side (where no power steering fluid could leak and protect the metal from rusting) suspension parts had a fair amount of rust on them. I bought a blasting booth setup and powder coating setup from Eastwood and went to town on my suspension and reused everything but the parts that wear out. After sandblasting and powder coating, my steering arm in particular looked better than it probably looked in 1964. And with the powder coating, the parts will likely never rust again - as long as I'm alive that is.
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Heat is your friend when get bolts to let go. Heat to dull red and cool with water. Bolt will fall out. Acetylene torch is more useful than a plasma cutter. It was the original plasma cutter, and will cut through inches of steel than would choke a plasma cuter.

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I would agree with Dave, try to salvage your part. I completely redid my suspension last winter. Although my parts were not as rusty as yours, the passenger side (where no power steering fluid could leak and protect the metal from rusting) suspension parts had a fair amount of rust on them. I bought a blasting booth setup and powder coating setup from Eastwood and went to town on my suspension and reused everything but the parts that wear out. After sandblasting and powder coating, my steering arm in particular looked better than it probably looked in 1964. And with the powder coating, the parts will likely never rust again - as long as I'm alive that is. <img src="http://www.impalas.net/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

Yep thanks guys that’s what I ended up doing took a lot of heat and lotta hammering grinding and etc but eventually came out! Thanks
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