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02-01-2012 10:17 AM Step notch
Decided to do a step notch instead of a c-notch.

4 1/2" should be enough. I'm not going to bag it.

Still need to box the frame with 3/16 plate.

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01-22-2012 12:22 PM Sway bar
Cleaned up the sway bar and painted it with POR-15.

Installed it on the truck. Need to replace the rubber in the mounting.

Need to figure out how I will mount the ends to the frame.

Still need to do the c-notch.

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01-18-2012 10:10 PM No end in sight
I decided to go with the leaf springs.

Got some new u-bolts made, and got some spring perches, and some centerbolts.

Removed all unwanted brackets, and mounts from rear axel tubes.

Cleaned everything, and painted with POR-15.

It sets a lot lower in the rear now. Once I install the IFS it should set just the way I want it.

Still need to do the C-notch, new brake lines new shocks, and clean, paint, and mount the swaybar.

It is supposed to rain tomorrow at noon, so I may not finish.

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01-07-2012 11:46 PM More donor parts
My goal today was to finish picking the bones of the 86 Camaro. I had it on the lift to make sure all the bolts holding the rear end/suspension was loose. I loosened everything on the front suspension as well.

I pushed it off the lift and as far as I could by myself. Almost made it to where I wanted it. Got on the tractor and pulled it the rest of the way. Don't know what I would do without that tractor.

With the pallet jack attachment on the back and a pallet on the forks I loaded up the floor jacks and a few tools and headed for the Camaro. Jacked up both sides a little and started pulling the loose bolts out. Jack it some more and realized the shocks were still bolted at the top. Made quick work of that with a battery impact. Rolled the rear end up on the pallet and drove over to the pickup for mock up.

Now I have a decision to make. Do I get some leaf spring perches or do I fabricate new track arms and mounts for the coil springs and shocks and track bar. Also some way of mounting the sway bar.

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01-05-2012 01:14 AM I Lost My A.. Rear End
Since I have the disk brake conversion on the front I decided to wait on installing the IFS.

The original rear end with 6 lug axels needs to go.

I don't think the u-bolts have been off for quite some time. My impact wouldn't do it. The breaker bar and three feet of pipe did. Lots of penetrating oil helped. I sprayed some on three days ago as well.

All the pins in the spring hangers came out easy, and look good.

I removed my new fuel tank to get it out of the way while I clean up the frame.

The truck had a set of helper springs on top of the spring set.
It had its own center bolt so it came off easy.

I'm only hauling sailboat fuel so I won't need the helper springs.

I have a rear end out of an 86 IROC camaro donor car. Going to look at using the camaro suspension.
Won't know if it will work until I roll it underneath the frame.

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