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I'm rebuilding the front end on swmbo's 72 vert. Ordered new upper control arms from Matt at Ponderosa. Upon installation I find that they hit on the back of the shock tower which prevents them from moving very much. When comparing the old/new ones the new arms have more material that sticks out further and is causing this (see pic). Has anyone else ran into this?

http://www.blarg.net/~sesmith/pos%20control%20arm.jpg

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http://www.clubi.net/~axeeonn/arm1.jpg

I got new arms from Canadian Mustang. I don't remember how much play my new arms had, but I do remember they didnt have the exact same shape, which worried me. It seems like the ones I have also has a little more material in the back than the stock ones. Have you tried tilting the angle up of the bolts on the back? It can be tought, but they move. If that doesn't work, I would probably give Matt a call.
 

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I've been debating whether to replace or just rebuild my upper arms for a while. That does it for me. Between the pics from 68GT and Axeeon, forget new ones! I'm rebuilding mine. If I wanted something radically different from stock, I'd save up for Global West parts. You'd think new replacement parts would at least resemble the old ones.
 
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Many of the aftermarket parts do not fit correctly. NOS parts are very hard to find and too expensive. I have modified many aftermarket parts to work. I would suggest cutting off the extra material, or send them back.
 
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I was considering rebuilding my originals but the threads that the shaft nuts screw into were wasted.

Matt is sending me another set.
 
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