1981 Camaro

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Orange Beast 81, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. Orange Beast 81

    Orange Beast 81 New Member

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    Ohio
    Hello,

    My name is Shawn and I am a new member here. I own a 1981 Camaro that was a father son project back when I was in High school. I've done a complete frame off restoration including rust repair, engine rebuild, transmission swap, rear end rebuild, interior work, and body work. I have always searched for information on this form to help out with my project but never joined until now. I am currently a Student at the University of Cincinnati for Mechanical Engineering. This year is my senior year and for my senior capstone project i have decided to build my own set of control arms. These older cars have suspension set ups that do not allow for much caster. My goal is to build a set that will allow for more caster which will make the car perform better and handle safer. I know you can buy control arm set ups from summit racing but I want the challenge of making it myself. For those of you who have tubular control arms or are wanting to get control arms I need help. Could you answer a few survey questions that are required for my project that way i know what direction I need to go.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HHZ2XJX

    I have posted a few pictures of my car when i started below and where it is currently. I will also post some pictures once i start construction of the control arms.
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  2. PalmbchZ28

    PalmbchZ28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    West Palm Beach Fl
    Welcome. Very nice ride. Haven't seen many Orange 81. I really like it. Mech Engineer ? Move to S. Florida...we have some really weak engineers here .
     
  3. Zspoiler

    Zspoiler Veteran Member

    Well welcome aboard. looks like its coming along nicely.
     

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