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Difficulty finding van parts..... #736764
May 29th 2018 1:25 pm
May 29th 2018 1:25 pm
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Hi all, been a long time since I have been on this site. Sold my last van back in 2012 before my son was born and regretted it, now he is 6 and I have bought another one! Anyway, I have a 1978 Chevy G10 Sportvan and am having real trouble finding a lower control arm (drivers side) for it after it fell through due to rust - do any of you clever folk know if I can use Chevy van parts from other years for the '78? And can you recommend someplace to buy if so?

Thanks! (p.s. Am in Canada)

Simon


1978 Chevrolet G10 Sportvan
Re: Difficulty finding van parts..... [Re: UK_Expat] #748106
May 07th 2019 2:22 pm
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Rock Auto has them. Here is a link. They ship to Canada as well! I selected the 350 model, so change you engine size on the site if needed. Not sure if it really matters with control arms though...

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/chevrolet,1978,g10,5.7l+350cid+v8,1043503,suspension,control+arm,10401

Re: Difficulty finding van parts..... [Re: MXDUDE] #748395
May 15th 2019 12:09 am
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Did yours fit? Rockauto doesn’t have them under the G20 350 but a G30 and, from what I understand as I’ve just spent two weeks reading this forum, and having to rebuild my front end, the G30 control arms will not bolt up to a G20 crossmember. You have to replace the cross member with a 1ton unit. I can not say I witnessed this firsthand, only from the forums, which is why I asked if the ones you ordered were from a G30 and if they fit?

Last edited by 84G20HiTop; May 16th 2019 2:32 am. Reason: 🤦‍♂️

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