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Does anyone know what this is???? (1/9)
 3/29/21 6:31pm
Taimyshu
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        I just bought my first vette yesterday a 1979,  so far I love it.  I backed it out of the driveway and found this when I backed out. It’s about an 1/8” thick “I was thinking perhaps it’s part of phase four hyper drive unit”. Lol.   I wrenched quite a few vehicles in my time and have not seen anything like this before ( maybe some sort of wedge clamp to hold something down ).

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Re: Does anyone know what this is???? (2/9)
 3/29/21 7:38pm
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Looks to me like a shim of some sort, but not sure exactly what from.

Or, it might be from the Flux Capacitor! 🀣



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Re: Does anyone know what this is???? (3/9)
 3/29/21 7:54pm
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Front suspension A arm alignment shim.



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Re: Does anyone know what this is???? (4/9)
 3/29/21 7:58pm
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You nailed it.  The OP needs which one of the four corners of the A-arms is missing one.  Should be the one that is loose. 



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Re: Does anyone know what this is???? (5/9)
 3/29/21 9:20pm
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Re: Does anyone know what this is???? (6/9)
 3/29/21 9:30pm
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You guys are Awesome!
Thank you. I will check it out this weekend while I’m tracking down an oil leak. 

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 3/30/21 6:08pm
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If it is not very thick it could be a retainer clip for a brake line or parking brake cable.



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Re: Does anyone know what this is???? (8/9)
 3/30/21 7:43pm
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It’s a upper control arm shim

Re: Does anyone know what this is???? (9/9)
 4/5/21 4:24pm
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As stated,it is a shim for the upper "A" arm.. You will need to have the front alignment ASAP...      nosal              Sal C

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