79' malibu project thread

shoedoos

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good thinking on the adjustable shock mounts.....if it were me, I'd be moving them as far outboard as possible for more stability on the street.....
 
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started welding on the coil over brackets to the housing last night
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shoedoos

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bit late now......have you checked the bolt in the lower control arm bracket can be moved up and down all those holes?
 

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^ wasn't talking about the adjustability.....more that the shock bracket might interfere with being able to remove the bolt from the lower control arm bracket....
 

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^ wasn't talking about the adjustability.....more that the shock bracket might interfere with being able to remove the bolt from the lower control arm bracket....
ooohhh yeah ill be fine there, ill just put the bolt through from the other side and the nut on the coil over bracket side
 

shoedoos

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^ might want to try that with the brakes installed first.....remember all that adjustability is so you can quickly change things at the track etc.....if its a pain to do and takes three people to remove a bolt, then things get tricky....
 

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^ might want to try that with the brakes installed first.....remember all that adjustability is so you can quickly change things at the track etc.....if its a pain to do and takes three people to remove a bolt, then things get tricky....
yeah you are right on that, but also hopefully the lca angle doesn't need to be changed very often once the car is dialed in, I guess track conditions also will play into that as well.
 

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If you have the funds, change those bushes out to mono ball swivels - they really make the rear axle float and get rid of any binding....
 

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If you have the funds, change those bushes out to mono ball swivels - they really make the rear axle float and get rid of any binding....
yeah I have some solid aluminum ones, as well as adjustable upper and lower control arms, mocking everything up then ill swap all that over, I wanna get an upper control arm instant center kit soon also. probably go with the trick chassis set up.
 
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