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04-19-2010 06:34 PM Block sanding the frame
Block sanding one last time. I hope to paint it this week.


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04-04-2010 06:13 PM Front axle ready to hang
Front axle ready to go on. I'm looking for some chrome brake calipers for 70's GM mid/full size. No luck yet.


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04-03-2010 08:56 PM Building the front axle
I am finally putting the front axle togther. All is going well. Trying to take it easy so I don't beat up the chrome.

I used only Grade 8 bolts and self locking nuts throughout. The chrome caliper brackets really look nice.

All 1/2" x 20 bolts are torqued to 110 ft/lbs.

I hope to assemble the springs and install the rotors tomorrow.

I'm trying to find the 7" GM calipers in chrome but no luck yet.

I've attached a few before and after pictures


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03-23-2010 06:48 PM spindles on
Spindles are back on the axle. The reaming/honing went well.

Final tolerances for the king pins came out to .001"

Final tolerances between the bearing and bottom of axle is .005"

Total cost to rebuild the king pins was about $60.00.

I have to touch up all the flat red and buff the chrome.



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03-16-2010 07:00 PM Detailing Front Axle
It's been some time since I last posted. Winter was bad and I got tired of heating the shop for hours just to prime a few pieces. The frame is done except for one last block sanding and then paint.

Most all the chassis sub assembles are all cleaned or rebuilt and ready for reassembly. Here's a few shots of the front axle. It's chromed out and drilled but I decided to add a little detail with some flat red paint. I plan to carry the flat red accent through out the car.

The new king pin bushings are in the spindles but I still need to ream and fit them to the pin. Thank you Speedway Motors for the excellent inexpensive kit!



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