I was wondering what people do when restoring a car and the ball joints are like new. The born with upper and lower ball joints in my car are in fantastic shape, They are real tight with absolutely no play in them at all. The car was undercoated by a seriously generous new car prep guy so they even look great. He undercoated everything, and I do mean everything. he slammed at least an inch or two of that crap on the upper and lower control arms, inside and out. Now I know why the front and rear springs were lazy. The car was 50 pounds heavier due to all of the tar like substance all over the bottom of this car. I will replace the bushings even though I don't see any cracks in the rubber. Now the search begins for a set of OEM bushings. Mark .