Proper orientation of upper A-arm?

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Proper orientation of upper A-arm?

Post by friedman » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:26 am

I know the upper A arm on a spider can be installed backwards but I don't know the proper orientation. I don't trust any work that may have been previously done on my 75 spider.

The upper arms have one side slanted more than the other, which is the proper orientation?
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Re: Proper orientation of upper A-arm?

Post by engineerted » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:43 am

Carl, the curved side towards the front of the car.
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Re: Proper orientation of upper A-arm?

Post by 18Fiatsandcounting » Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:45 am

I'm sure someone on this forum can come up with a good picture, but in the meantime, the upper A-arm is installed so that the "lip" (where the pieces are stamped/welded together) is facing upward, and the overall arm is swept backwards towards the rear. Not the greatest description on my part; sorry!

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Re: Proper orientation of upper A-arm?

Post by atruscott » Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:16 pm

How’s that?
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Re: Proper orientation of upper A-arm?

Post by friedman » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:15 am

OK guys, well done.
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