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My first post. Hope I can find some answers.....
Rebuilding the front suspension on my 64 Galaxie 500. I have found one of the upper control arm bushings that threads into the arm was stripped and the arm is worn. Does anyone know what thread is in the arm? Is there a tap that can be used to cut new threads?
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How bad is the upper arm?

Is it only the threads that hold the cap in place that are bad or is the metal on the arm that holds the screw on cap too thin to work with?

I think the Bird upper suspension is different than the Galaxie in 64, I don't know how much but they didn't share a whole lot suspension wise from what I recall.

64 Ford Custom, and the 64 Station Wagon are a match for the UCA I believe.
 

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How bad is the upper arm?

Is it only the threads that hold the cap in place that are bad or is the metal on the arm that holds the screw on cap too thin to work with?

I think the Bird upper suspension is different than the Galaxie in 64, I don't know how much but they didn't share a whole lot suspension wise from what I recall.

64 Ford Custom, and the 64 Station Wagon are a match for the UCA I believe.
Threads in the control arm are gone and hole is slightly oval. bushing/nut threads are gone. I am trying to rework the control arm, but need a way to re-cut threads. don't think it will be easy fix, so i might have to look for new arm. Does anyone make a replacement arm? I know Fatman makes tubular arms, but I don't have an extra $900 in the budget at this time.
 

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I would put an ad in the classifieds here and over on the H.A.M.B. One is sure to pop up pretty quick.
 

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Threads in the control arm are gone and hole is slightly oval. bushing/nut threads are gone. I am trying to rework the control arm, but need a way to re-cut threads. don't think it will be easy fix, so i might have to look for new arm. Does anyone make a replacement arm? I know Fatman makes tubular arms, but I don't have an extra $900 in the budget at this time.
I have used ones if you are interested.
 
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