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Old 03-28-2012, 11:18 AM
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That picnic basket is very cool. I think I'd have to see the fender put back together and look under it to see if I thought the battery under the fender would be a good choice for me. It sounds cool and I'm definitely going to look into it.

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Old 03-28-2012, 11:39 AM
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Matt, it took me almost forever to get to this point (7 YEARS!)
About two years ago I decided to finally get the car done, so every night until about midnight for one year. It helped me alot to make check off lists with date goals to complete each item written next to them. Still have some items to complete, but I am able to drive every day now (weather permitting).
Keep at it and you will get there!
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cleaning up an axle housing

A great tool for removing stuff and saving fingers and chisels and that does it quickly is a cutting torch. I am still learning how to really do it cleanly but one swipe with a good cutting torch takes off the thickest steel and the remaining bits grind down easily.
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A great tool for removing stuff and saving fingers and chisels and that does it quickly is a cutting torch. I am still learning how to really do it cleanly but one swipe with a good cutting torch takes off the thickest steel and the remaining bits grind down easily.
sometimes the old school methods are some of the best
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:58 PM
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Hey guys. I got one side of my springs installed. I had a heck of a time getting the shock to bolt up because it was hitting the inside of the spring. Now that it is installed it is barely rubbing the spring. This is a Chassis Engineering kit. I know there isn't any load on the springs yet and the frame doesn't have enough weight for me to load the spring with a jack because it just picks the whole assembly up.

Has anyone had this situation?



I have a few other questions as well, but I'll pose them in the appropriate forums. I'm having trouble with my transmission mount screws. They won't tighten down and I'm wondering if I'm supposed to have a nut on the back side of them. Also my (truck) exhaust manifolds won't fit in my frames and I'm wondering if the best option is to go with headers or stock Corvette or Camaro manifolds. I've heard that the stock manifolds are just as good as shorty headers.

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Brandon, the spring needs to be compressed more, you should be ok once you put the spindle on. You will need to compress the spring more to put the spindle on, do you have a spring compressor?
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:35 AM
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Brandon, You will need to compress the spring more, do you have a spring compressor?
yes he does, i see it on the floor in the pic

you can make a solid mount out of a piece of metal, where the shock goes, to replace the spring, for moving it around the garage, until you get the body back on
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in your pics of the trans mount in your journal
it looks like the mount is not sitting flat on the crossmember plate
and do you need the stretch those slots on the crossmember?
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Thanks for the responses. I do have a compressor. I've had a real hard time with it because the bolts continue to interfere with the control arms and don't allow complete compression, but after fooling around with it a long time I finally got it to work decently.

The crossmember slots definitely need to be extended I believe. They were about half an inch off and we finally got it to go, but like you said I think it's under stress.


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Sorry, forgot about your other question. No nuts should be required for your tranny mount. I'm pretty sure they are metric though, is that what you are using? I am running a 4L60E in my 37, I just checked and they are metric.
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OK, thanks. I may have gotten the wrong size at the parts store and that's why they won't tighten up. I may take the mount off and take it back to the parts house to make sure I get the right size.

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I posted this in my other thread but I'm still having troubles with the springs. I put the spindle on and the spring bends so much I can't get the shock to line up inside. I can't compress the spring with a jack any more because it simply raises the entire chassis.



Did anyone else have a problem similar to this?


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Springs

Brandon, I believe you said that the suspention came from Chassis Engineering. They say you should install the springs with the engine in. Is that what you have. If not It looks as if you have the wrong spring. Call the people you got the springs from. You may want to wrap a chain below your jack and over the frame or control arm to keep the chassis from lifting with the jack.
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I found the problem. I explained the two problems in my photo journal. Basically I didn't have the top of the spring mount screwed up high enough and I had the springs in upside down. After I corrected those two things they went in real easy. I didn't even have to use a spring compressor.

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I found the problem. I explained the two problems in my photo journal. Basically I didn't have the top of the spring mount screwed up high enough and I had the springs in upside down. After I corrected those two things they went in real easy. I didn't even have to use a spring compressor.

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glad you got it worked out
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