1973 Camaro Restoration/Build- Bein Bad

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 7/3-SplitRS, May 5, 2017.

  1. 7/3-SplitRS

    7/3-SplitRS Veteran Member

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    Any recommendations for a decent shock setup? Will be mainly street use, but some racing. Need to get front and rears, thanks in advance.

    Rear end coming along, but need to get tubes welded up to housing. That will set me back a little. Meanwhile can work on front end.
     
  2. Bandit723

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    My preference is to go with coil overs on the front #500 lbs will be a bit tight but gives you options as to adjusting out any tweaks in the body. Rear can't say enough about caltracs yes you do need shocks with them but do not need to be high end, just need to dampen a bit.
     
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    7/3-SplitRS Veteran Member

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    Thanks I will look up those items.
     
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    My drop spindles should show up today. Rear end is at the welder. Axle tubes getting welded up. Hopefully more progress by the weekend. I'm itching to get this thing back on wheels. Looking at replacing all my hardware as well. Any recommendations on hardware kits? Thanks
     
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    Rear end back from welder. Drop spindles came in. And then went to powdercoating. No more excuses now, need to get this thing rolling. 20180718_093445.jpg 20180718_093302.jpg 20180718_093253.jpg
     
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    Looking good....As to hardware kits really don't want to recommend one but don't be surprised it the hardware differs a bit from the originals or is not complete for what is needed on the car. If the stuff that was taken off is original you may want to look into having the hardware re-coated. Out by me there is a place that you can do a small basket run for about 50 bucks or so the last time I looked.
     
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    Yeah, I think that is what I will be doing. Replace the bad stuff, reuse some stuff, etc.
     
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    Have been working on the rear end rebuild this week. Alot of help from people on this site. Going to post pics here for my timeline. Currently waiting on a new crush sleeve. Then we will get that thing buttoned up hopefully. 20180720_080416.jpg 20180718_093302.jpg 20180718_093253.jpg
     
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    Also while looking for replacement bolts for my lower control arms and other front end components I noticed my holes are elongated on my lower mounts. Not sure what my plan is on that one yet. 20180718_093830.jpg 20180718_093808.jpg 20180718_093805.jpg 20180718_093741.jpg
     
  10. secondgenaddict

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    What ever caused the bend in the subframe probably caused the resulting damage.

    IT looks like the car was light copper metallic CODE 60. What color are you thinking about painting it?
     

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