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Thread: Type 65 front tubular control arms

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    Question Type 65 front tubular control arms

    Hi all, I am new to FF and this forum. I have installed some of my first components and am looking to see if I have the driver and pass side control arms correct. The instructions seem to show conflicting pictures and when looking around I have seen different orientations of the ball joints in some forum pics too. So before going further I figured I would ask around.
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    Both look good. Ball joint should be leaning towards the outside of the car.
    Mike

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    Agreed, looks fine. Curious what conflicting pictures you're seeing in the build manual. The pictures you're seeing in some build threads is occasionally guys install the ball joints pointing in instead of out, e.g. the UCA needs to be flipped over. A pretty common mistake unfortunately. The manual shows it correctly.
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    Thank you...so some people do put the ball joints in differently for other applications. That explains why I saw some examples on line with the ball joints angled the other way. Much appreciated.todd

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    Thank you for helping verify that I am not screwing up yet. The other images I saw online now make sense with your input. Looking at different sides/ views in the manual of the control arm setup must have been what was causing me to second guess things as I flipped things around mentally. Manual is good. My bad. I did once install a sway bar upside down so I figured asking some more questions experienced builders could not hurt to prevent a similar mess up. Thanks much!todd

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    If its a complete kit. looks right, if using donor spindles the arms mount on top with spacers sandwiched underneath

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