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#373569 - 08/12/16 08:48 AM 1963 Corvette lower ball joints
fullbore Offline

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Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 216
Loc: MI
Good Day Everyone
The factory installed both lower ball joints with two rivets on each side. Corvette Central sells correct ball joints with new rivets. PN572143

Will I need an arbor press to install the new rivets or can I just hammer them in place?

Are the original rivets peened over on the back side?

Bye for now.
Mike

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#373583 - 08/12/16 01:47 PM Re: 1963 Corvette lower ball joints [Re: fullbore]
chevy1937 Offline

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Registered: 10/30/09
Posts: 893
Loc: Hubbard,Ohio
I would put the new ones on with grade 8 bolts.

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#373584 - 08/12/16 01:58 PM Re: 1963 Corvette lower ball joints [Re: fullbore]
m006840 Offline



Registered: 11/30/02
Posts: 4510
Loc: merrimack nh
That's a good question for the vendor that you bought the parts from. Also ask for referrals of customers who have purchased the same parts from them and then contact them to see how they did it.
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#373589 - 08/12/16 05:08 PM Re: 1963 Corvette lower ball joints [Re: m006840]
Chev Nut Offline




Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 24594
Loc: West Allis,Wi.
The replacemet ball joints come with the bolts. The kit the Corvette places sell probably come with rivets so they look original and correct for judging.
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#373627 - 08/13/16 06:15 PM Re: 1963 Corvette lower ball joints [Re: Chev Nut]
Mike McCagh Offline




Registered: 11/10/03
Posts: 2210
Loc: cumberland, md
c-2 balljoints secued to a-arms wit rivets that were peened on the nail side. it's a pita to peen them,requies heat to be successful. mike


Edited by Mike McCagh (08/13/16 06:17 PM)

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#373717 - 08/15/16 08:29 AM Re: 1963 Corvette lower ball joints [Re: Mike McCagh]
Verne_Frantz Offline

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Registered: 08/11/03
Posts: 211
Loc: Central NJ
This guy installs them with the original type rivets. He did mine and they came out almost just like factory.
http://www.bairs.com/

Verne

Original rivet

Bair's installation


Edited by Verne_Frantz (08/15/16 08:50 AM)

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#373726 - 08/15/16 10:26 AM Re: 1963 Corvette lower ball joints [Re: Verne_Frantz]
Mike McCagh Offline




Registered: 11/10/03
Posts: 2210
Loc: cumberland, md
vern is right on. yogi bair has been doing ball joint rivet for years and they pass NCRS chassis judges. mike


Edited by Mike McCagh (08/15/16 10:26 AM)

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#373761 - 08/15/16 05:11 PM Re: 1963 Corvette lower ball joints [Re: Mike McCagh]
m006840 Offline



Registered: 11/30/02
Posts: 4510
Loc: merrimack nh
Installing a rivet is not an easy task but I was not impressed by the photos posted. I installed an engine rear crossmember in my 32 with rivets and I think they look a lot closer to original than what is posted above.
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#373765 - 08/15/16 06:06 PM Re: 1963 Corvette lower ball joints [Re: m006840]
John 348/340HP Offline


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Registered: 12/16/01
Posts: 1986
Loc: Glen Cove, NY/ Ocala FL
Steve, I don't know about rivets on a 32, but the rivets on the ball joints shown above are dead on
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#373782 - 08/16/16 03:30 AM Re: 1963 Corvette lower ball joints [Re: John 348/340HP]
m006840 Offline



Registered: 11/30/02
Posts: 4510
Loc: merrimack nh
Well maybe I am looking at it wrong. The top photo shows a round head and the lower a round head with a cupped outer rim. Maybe I am being too critical but they do not look the same to me.
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#373823 - 08/16/16 07:22 PM Re: 1963 Corvette lower ball joints [Re: m006840]
Verne_Frantz Offline

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Registered: 08/11/03
Posts: 211
Loc: Central NJ
I was a little disappointed too when I got them back. Being a Corvette specialist who did it, I figured they'd be dead nuts on.

They pass NCRS judging so I guess that means they're perfect.
togo

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