Chevy El Camino Front Bushings, Shocks, Drop Coils & Sway Bar Upgrade - Surgical Joints Photo Gallery
With the spindle/brake assembly and sway bar endlink out of the way, we could disconnect the shock. Unfortunately, the top nut on our shock was too rusted and could not be removed. We opted for an electric saw with a metal blade and cut the shock rod in half. We removed the last two bolts with a 1/2-inch wrench from the bottom. The control arms at this point were completely separated, and we pulled the coil out of the lower A-arm perch. We used a fair amount of elbow grease and pressure on the lower A-arm to free the old coil.