Old 11-23-2021, 01:32 PM
Adecco Adecco is offline
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Default 62 Cataline Boxed lower control arms

I am thinking of boxing the rear lower control arms on my 1962 Catalina.

Looking to get thoughts and opinions?

The car has a tremic 5 speed, 410 gear, 32 inch tall 10 slick/frame rails notched/mini tub and a nice built Pontiac engine (IA2) that I picked up, front plate with solid motor mounts and just want to make the rear a little stronger (stock 62 housing, with strange internals and axels)

Thanks Tom

Old 11-23-2021, 04:27 PM
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If you can weld I don't think it's a big deal as a DIY project. Alternately, you can buy aftermarket boxed control arms from I think a couple different sources.

Old 11-23-2021, 06:22 PM
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I recently boxed a set of lower control arms for my current 67 Tempest project. Basically free if you have enough scrap steel and a welder. Definitely beefier than the factory control arms. I also drilled holes for a rear sway bar and welded in some sleeves so that when the bolts are tightened they wont crush the control arms.

Old 11-23-2021, 09:00 PM
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Old 11-23-2021, 09:40 PM
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I boxed control arms for several cars in the past. It is kind of fun and rewarding.

Old 11-24-2021, 11:12 AM
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You could always replace with adjustable fabbed ones.

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