Lower ball joint removal 64 dart gt convert

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  1. BlooDSMeaR

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    I am helping my father in law rebuild his front suspension on his 64 Dart GT convertible.
    I am needing info on how to get the lower ball joint assembly removed from the drum brakes. I have used my dewalt impact to try to bust them lose. No joy.
    The rest has came apart with no issues.
    It's a California rust free car.
     
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    Your "info" request is a little vague. A better description of the situation might generate a better response.
     
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    halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

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    Breaker bar and a pipe!
     
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    Your info offering is a little vague. A better description of the operation would be appreciated.:lol:
     
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    The two bolts that hold on the lower ball joint rusted in?
    s-l1600.jpg
     
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    Lowers are a piece of cake.
    Just nuts and bolts to remove, and a pickle fork to remove the stud portion out of the lower control arm.
    Is by chance your posting a miss type, and your really meaning "UPPER" ball joints?
     
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      You need to borrow a better impact gun.
       
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        Are the bolts backed up by a nut on the inside of the drum brake housings? Do I need to pull the brakes apart to get to them?
         
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          Yes, this is a nut and bolt.
           
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          Sorry for the late reply. I have finished the suspension rebuild.
          In order for me to remove the lower ball joint. I had to removed the brake drum, and undo the lower portion of the brake assembly to get to the lower ball joint nuts on the inside of the brake housing. After every thing was done it went back together with no drama. Thanks for your guy's help!!!