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#725178 - June 29th 2017 11:43 pm 1975 G10 Control Arms  
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Hi there

I am new here, and new to Vans, and new to America... Whole load of newness going on!

I picked up a 1975 G10 van last week, and it turns out that the tracking issue i was having is because the passenger side lower control arm is all bent out of shape.

From what i can work out the upper control arm is a pretty generic Chevrolet part and there are third party suppliers.

However, I can't find a lower control arm. Might have found one in a breakers in Arizona, but does anyone know if the lower control arm from a C10 would work.

Also while i am at it i was thinking of dropping the front two inches... a drop spindle perhaps. I have had a search as I am sure that this has been done before, but don't seem to be able to find anything.

Many thanks, all help gratefully received.


#725205 - June 30th 2017 2:08 pm Re: 1975 G10 Control Arms [Re: tarquin74]  
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Texas, under the A/C
Welcome to our group, welcome to vanning, and welcome to America!
I was going to guess you were from the UK, but then I saw your introduction post.
"Breakers" gave it away. LOL We call them junkyards and salvage yards here. smile

I don't know if that lower control arm from the C10 is interchangeable, but that information would be handy to know.

Lowered spindles for a C10 work for our vans, and here's a good thread about it.
(Photobucket just made some changes, so we've lost a lot of pictures around here)


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#725874 - July 18th 2017 11:14 pm Re: 1975 G10 Control Arms [Re: Rusty_Pancelode]  
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SO if anyone has the same issue.

G10 control arms are interchangeable with C 10 along as you have the correct size brake rotors. Apparently these came in either 1' or 11/4"

or if you are rebuilding the front as i am doing you end up replacing the rotors anyway...

incidentally i ended up with a 60s c10 control arm which doesn't require bushings.

Amazing how much nicer the van is to drive now.

Last edited by tarquin74; July 18th 2017 11:16 pm.

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