The Z-Corn. My 80 Z28.

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by ISRcamaro, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. 80sz

    80sz Veteran Member

    Feb 2, 2014
    The aluminum will out last the poly. It won't make the ride stiff. You wouldn't notice. The handling was better with the solids.
  2. ISRcamaro

    ISRcamaro Veteran Member

    Oct 10, 2016
    Any idea about rear brakes braided brake lines?
    I did get the front but the rear ones I saw from RightStuff say "excluding Z28"
  3. ISRcamaro

    ISRcamaro Veteran Member

    Oct 10, 2016
    Update and some conclusions:

    So the car is ready. Well. Mechanically. We installed the steering shaft and brakes lines and filled up some fluids.
    The car seems higher then expected but I believe it will get lower. The springs didn't get into shape yet :) they are still fresh.
    Next weeks will be working on the interior and electricity...

    So for some conclusions:
    -I checked my steering box now that the steering shaft is on. The steering box had the 26000525 Z cast on it and it's 2.5 turns side to side.Very happy about that!
    -After changing the diff cover I changed the bushings pads too and changed it from U bolts with T bolts to 4 U bolts. seems to be much safer.
    -I asked in another thread about steering coupler. Wish I could ask all here but not all of the users are looking at this thread so I'll merge the info - People recommended the OER one
    that is different that what I ordered to my gear box few weeks ago and fitted well. I ordered

    I ordered Energy Suspension new body bushings and with it I want to order new rear leafs and maybe Hotchkis H4013 subframe connectors.
    I'm not sure what leafs to order. As for current setup I can tell that all the bushings were replaced. And I put 4 Bilstein shocks and Moog 5610 springs at the front. I want the car a little lower then stock (What I hope to get with this setup).
    Any suggestions for good leafs that will be stiffer then stock and a little lower but will fit the setup and will be for daily use?
    How's the Hotchkis H4013? Any other recommendations?

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  4. FermentedSpirit

    FermentedSpirit New Member

    Aug 20, 2017
    Incredible story and beautiful car!
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  5. FatnLow

    FatnLow Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2003
    Montgomery, AL US
    I'm running the 5610 springs on my 79 with Hotchkis 5408c rear springs. Rides great but it's low. I need to check out photobucket no pics showing.
  6. ISRcamaro

    ISRcamaro Veteran Member

    Oct 10, 2016
    Thanks guys!

    What are Hotchkis 5408c?
    I ordered Hotchkis 2408C. It's says 1.5" lowering.
  7. ISRcamaro

    ISRcamaro Veteran Member

    Oct 10, 2016
    Got the car out from the lift today
    The front is to high! Rrrr thinking about what to do.
    Was a great day... Fixed the trunk and the floor holes
    Next is POR15.
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  8. Bandit723

    Bandit723 Veteran Member

    Oct 1, 2016
    Waupaca WI
    Looking good dude Rims look nice as that you welding? Lol. One trick you can try to lower the front end is to cut the springs this has been done many times over the years only downside is that you will have to cut just a bit refit them and when it does not suit your liking do it again "time consuming" and if you go to far buy a new set of springs been down this road before.

    May want to reconsider adjustable coil overs. I do run 550 lbs ones and have no problem adjusting the height of the front end.
  9. ISRcamaro

    ISRcamaro Veteran Member

    Oct 10, 2016
    Thanks man!
    The car does look good and when I be done - good cleaning and polish and will look much better.

    I thought about welding myself but I never welded before and I don't want my unicorn to be my first try. This guy used to do cars and did some pretty job + some reinforcement at some spots.

    I know about cutting springs. I don't want to do it. I hope that with the time the springs will squeeze down a little. They are brand new and the car wasn't on it wheels for a year.
    Now it's on it's wheels and I left the rear wheels on the lift step so there will be more pressure and weight on the front springs. I should take measurements. What are good stance measurement for a 2nd gen Camaro?

    * I have such an awesome grandpa.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2017

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