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    Did you install the ball joints correctly in your lower control arms??

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    Lower joints appear to be upside down

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    ???? What makes you think that?

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    Nope that's how they go, that's the only way they'll fit! that lil tit on the top it the zirk fitting!

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    The threaded portion of the BallJoint that engages with the spindle should be pointed UP on the lower control arm... Or maybe it's been too long since I did one of these...?

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    You are correct on a later model GM car, but I remember now these cars are different. It has been a while since I screwed with my a-arms and some of this is getting fuzzy.

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    Both upper and lower ball joint pins point down on a 55-57.

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    Yep you two had me worried, so I went out and looked and was relieved when I saw it!!! Also it's the only way to mount the lower ball joint due to the two screws that come in from the sides.

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    Troy, your lower ball joints are installed correctly.. The last A arms I did was on a later 60's model GM and they point IN, but I took a look at a trifive setup today to check and yours are correct... Sorry if my comment upset you~

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    Hey Bama, I'm not upset!! Thanks for the input though!!

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