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    Posted: 01-January-2018 at 4:30AM
I have two 72 torino frames one has front pressed in ball joints the other has bolt in ball joints just asking besides that what else is different so I don't mismatch anything.
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factory originals are generally riveted in, bolted ones usually are replacements
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One is just pressed in no holes for the bolts now these are lower ones the other frame the lower has rivets
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hmm. yeah some things are unique to 72's
 i'd keep all the stuff together I.E riveted I.E. pressed in
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1972 cars, generally early build cars, had the lower ball joints riveted in place.  The later 1972 cars and newer had the pressed in lower ball joints (lower).  The lower arms are different because of this, but other wise should interchanged frame to frame.
 
The upper arms were also changed in March of 1972, using different cross shafts and different sized bushings.  But again they can be swapped from frame to frame if you need to do so.  I agree with John though, keep all the same stuff together.
 
 
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