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« Reply #15 on: Jun 06, 2008, 01:39:25 am »
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Dealer item only new, and I'm not sure what you'll dig up on that. You may get lucky locating it, but it will be spendy. I know my bent strut rod was dealer only new, and roughly $125.00 after taxes.
We shall see what happens, The car was never winter driven till 6 months before it went into storage, so it shouldn't be to bad, it seems that the driver side is worse off then the passenger side for one reason or another, haven't actually checked the arms yet tho
 
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« Reply #16 on: Jun 06, 2008, 01:58:05 am »
Could just need bushings if you're having a bit of play in the rear. If it was never winter driven, I can't see how they'd be rotted out. It takes 20+ years in crap weather to rot those things. If you want to do them up right, pull them, blast them and powder coat, or POR-15 and AG111 coat them. ;) Even if you powder coat, I'd suggest a good healthy inside coating of POR-15 anyway.
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« Reply #17 on: Jun 09, 2008, 08:40:50 pm »
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Could just need bushings if you're having a bit of play in the rear. If it was never winter driven, I can't see how they'd be rotted out. It takes 20+ years in crap weather to rot those things. If you want to do them up right, pull them, blast them and powder coat, or POR-15 and AG111 coat them. ;) Even if you powder coat, I'd suggest a good healthy inside coating of POR-15 anyway.
Well for sure part of the hole resto mod will be blasting and coating the under body and suspension, I'll probably be going with an epoxy based spray liner, add some flexibility to the coating.
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« Reply #18 on: Jun 09, 2008, 08:59:53 pm »
Good deal. Yeah, those arms do rot from the inside out. Maybe an acid bath and thorough rinse would be best, to make sure you've got it nipped in the bud. ;) I forgot to mention that in the last couple of years, (after I had to replace my strut rod) a company now produces a heim joint strut rod that's pretty sweet.
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« Reply #19 on: Dec 18, 2009, 04:34:33 pm »
I was doing a search on EBAY for Toyota parts, and found a guy in Florida, who is listing both Left and right front control arms for the celica. His price was 69.00 (new)  for anyone still looking.
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« Reply #20 on: Dec 18, 2009, 04:49:14 pm »
No offense, but this thread's about the rear control arms of GTS cars. $69 for the fronts aint bad, but you can get them off rockauto for $65 with cheaper shipping (at least to maine, the guy in FL wants $17, rockauto only wants $11).
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« Reply #21 on: Dec 18, 2009, 09:07:31 pm »
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Re: Gts Control Arm Info
« Reply #22 on: Jan 19, 2010, 07:28:39 pm »
i have the same problem. mine are really bad. these are gonna be really hard to find. one that are still strong.  the whole under side of my frame is rusting thru too. 

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« Reply #23 on: Nov 04, 2010, 01:47:54 am »
I have had this problem for a while, here are some pics of what happens if you wait too long  :no:


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« Reply #24 on: Nov 04, 2010, 02:30:39 am »
ouch!
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« Reply #25 on: Nov 04, 2010, 11:20:35 am »
NOT good.

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« Reply #26 on: Nov 30, 2010, 03:23:14 pm »
i had a 1980 corolla/tercel and it had rear control arms very similar to yours. one day with a little water on the driveway i decided to do my usual e-brake slide. pull ebrake slide sideways BANG noise and car stops.  i'm like "hmmm that was weird" try to back up car doesn't move try to move forward and still car won't move. finally i get out to see that my car now has 3 vertical tires and one horizontal tire that the back half of the car is sitting on. the driver's rear control arm broke in half right where the crack is in your's.  that was basically the only rusty part on the car, apparently there is a small drain hole on the bottom of them, mine was all plugged up with leaves and crap and not letting the water out which is what led to it breaking. just glad it broke in the driveway and not the interstate. i still regret getting rid of that car though, best beater i ever have had.
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« Reply #27 on: Apr 17, 2012, 04:03:07 pm »
wow what a picture. im so glad im the second owner of my cali car from the dry irvine area. i see some of the nicest rust free cars out there

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« Reply #28 on: Jul 27, 2012, 02:44:23 am »
Does anyone know for sure if a toyota dealer can get them? I have one that is bent and am looking to replace it.
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« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2014, 01:12:34 pm »
How hard is it to get the arm off?  Does anyone know how big the bolt/nut is.  I want to take mine off and reinforce it with some metal that I'm going to weld on there. Possibly some old leaf springs will patch it up. Theres a good size crack in there.and were can you get a bushing gor it?  Im sure its destroyed