70-73 Early 2nd gen F body 1/2" Lower Control Arm installation tool click for more pics and product details
This Lab-14 1/2" LCA installation tool is used for holding pieces to reinforce the LCA mounting reinforcement plates and washers while they are welded into place. It can also be used to spread or squeeze the LCA mounting points on the frame to make arm installation easier. It is HIGHLY recommended to reduce time and effort required to place and weld our LCA reinforcements in place. The tool allows you to tighten the nuts squeezing the pieces for welding while preventing you from getting weld splatter on your new or original LCA hardware and the nuts can be used for all mock ups which allows the distorted thread nuts which come on the new LCA mounting bolts in our LCA reinforcement kits to be used only once during final assembly.
This 1/2" tool comes as seen in the pic and fits stock 70-73's which originally used 1/2" diameter mounting bolts and will retain 1/2" diameter hardware. If the LCA mounts have been (or will be) drilled out for 9/16" hardware you need our 9/16" tool, not this one. Most aftermarket control arms etc. offered for the 70-81 F bodies use 9/16" hardware so be sure you know which size you need before ordering this tool. If you have a 70-72 which you are keeping stock you'll want this 1/2" version of this tool. If you have a 73 and are keeping it stock you'll want to measure an original LCA bolt because the change from 1/2" to 9/16" LCA mounting hardware was made part way through the 73 production run. If you have any questions contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before ordering.