Sandblasting Steering Components

The Trans Am’s front suspension parts were sand blasted this week which included 3 of the 4 control arms and front 1-1/4″ sway bar. These parts finished off a half empty bag of sand. Two or three more bags will probably finish the job. A top fed sandblaster was used for the sway bar and lower control arms as these had the most gunk. The lower control arm was finished up in the blast cabinet. Ball joints were priced at about $17 a piece from NAPA Auto Parts for the upper and lower control arms. The old ball joints seemed to be in good shape but I’d rather replace them now while everything is apart and easily accessible. Next week the subframe, all steering linkages, and upper/lower control arms should all be done with blasting and ready for paint.

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