Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Beautiful Chester County, PA
Oh, I kinda see what you are talking about now. Is it that amount of material that follows the prerimeter of the Bushing? In looking at the 9C1 arm pics and the old arm you have pictured, there is a lot less metal there and also a little tang or point that sticks out on the stock arms. It almost appears like they kept the tang portion and just wrapped that amount of metal behind the entire bushing.
In looking at some pics online of the Astro arms, it appears like this "extra" material is only on the outer edge of the Control arm. Is that the case or am I seeing that wrong in the online pics? Sometimes those are not a true representation of the part. If that is the case, maybe you could just grind down the outer edge to match what you see on the inner edge.
If you take some measurements and find from the center of the bushing bolt hole to the the Ball Joint is a match to the stock arms, I would have NO Problem with just gringing away the extra material to better match the Stock Arms that were removed and fit the frame. Just be sure as once you do that, you may not be able to return them for a refund. Let us know what you find out.
EDIT - I KNOW there is another thread here "somewhere" where the Astro arms were installed and had a writeup for the install. It doesnt mean that Dorman didn't change the part they supply now but it may be worth searching for that thread and contacting the OP of that thread and see if he ran into the same issue. I just don't have time to search for it now. Good Luck.
'95 Caprice SS conversion - Bonny Buckets - 96 Column, Shifter and Console - 3.73 Gear and Herter tune - Z/28 Cluster - Blazer OH Console - Green/Pink bushings - Chromed Impala Wheels - Eibach Springs and Bilstein Shocks - Corvette Engine Dress - the list goes on and still more to do...it never ends.
Last edited by 4DoorSS; 10-14-2015 at 12:24 PM.