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RandR upper ball joints, first time, on a 1987 (1/3)
 11/8/19 8:42am
bruce281
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I'm new, 67 and glad I finally got a vette.   My question is what kind of drill bit will take those rivets out that came from the factory securing those upper ball joints.  

 

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Re: RandR upper ball joints, first time, on a 1987 (2/3)
 11/8/19 12:03pm
Atchafalaya
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Atchafalaya Basin, LA - USA

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Black 1979 L-82 Black 1996 LT1 Black 1999 Coupe


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Use a chisel to cut the heads off and a pry bar to pry them out.

An air chisel makes quick work of it if available.

 

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Chisel the heads off and gauge what size drill bit from there.

Re: RandR upper ball joints, first time, on a 1987 (3/3)
 11/15/19 3:09pm
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The chisel works but can make a mess out of the aluminum control arm. I drilled the head of then CAREFULLY drilled out. Almost damaged the control arm. start small.

Chris

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