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Offline toyvet

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« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2008, 06:31:48 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2008, 12:20:13 AM »
HA....you got that right gtc.....

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« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2008, 07:14:08 PM »
Few more rear end progress pics.

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« Reply #23 on: August 06, 2008, 09:05:13 PM »
Ahh, that brings back memories.  Actually, it looks like you are further along than I am.  You are going to paint the arms to clean them up a little.  ;laugh

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« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2008, 09:27:18 PM »
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Ahh, that brings back memories.  Actually, it looks like you are further along than I am.  You are going to paint the arms to clean them up a little.  ;laugh


I'm assuming you mean the strut rods? If so - No - I have brand new ones to install. Come as part of the kit.

I'll have a closer look at them tomorrow to see what they are coated with. If it doesn't look like it'll last, I'll strip them back and hit them with a few coats of kill rust to match the control arms.

Heres the rear end kit I have, add to all this the caliper kits and new shocks and then whatever else I find I need along the way.

http://willcoxcorvette.com/product_info.php?cPath=1935&products_id=24379


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« Reply #25 on: August 06, 2008, 09:28:53 PM »
And this is the front kit I used in the earlier posts:

http://willcoxcorvette.com/product_info.php?cPath=1930&products_id=24208

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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2008, 12:55:33 PM »
I meant the rear control arms (in the last pics with the new rotors)  It's hard to tell if they were painted or not.  I'll have to find some batteries for my digital camera and post up some pics of my (lack of) progress.

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« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2008, 03:31:36 PM »
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I meant the rear control arms (in the last pics with the new rotors)  It's hard to tell if they were painted or not.  I'll have to find some batteries for my digital camera and post up some pics of my (lack of) progress.  


They are stripped back to metal and then painted with Aluminium Kill rust. 3 coats.

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« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2008, 12:10:40 AM »
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And this is the front kit I used in the earlier posts:

http://willcoxcorvette.com/product_info.php?cPath=1930&products_id=24208


Part A goes into slot B, then........... :22

So how are your knuckles going, lost any bark off them yet? ;53
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« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2008, 06:22:47 AM »
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Originally posted by Cameron 77C3So how are your knuckles going, lost any bark off them yet? ;53


Not too bad but a few cuts and little bits missing! Hit my hand with a hammer a couple times as well damn it!

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« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2008, 04:22:06 PM »
All I have to say about today's efforts is - if you can avoid pulling apart your handbrake assembly, don't pull it apart!

No pics today. Just a long day of slow progress with not much to show for it.

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« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2008, 04:39:44 PM »
Oh that is a fun job.  My advise, put all new goodies back in there.  You don't want to go visit that again. ;42
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« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2008, 03:45:49 PM »
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Oh that is a fun job.  My advise, put all new goodies back in there.  You don't want to go visit that again. ;42


New upper and lower springs. The rest cleaned up alright.

As for this weekends effort:

Saturday (paint and handbrake assembly):


Sunday (complete rear end assembly):






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« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2008, 08:54:34 PM »
Is that  a hotdog on a one inch exhaust system I spy under your carr. May be worthwhile looking at sidepipes or something that breathes a bit easier.  No insult intended!!!

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« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2008, 09:33:49 PM »
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Is that  a hotdog on a one inch exhaust system I spy under your carr. May be worthwhile looking at sidepipes or something that breathes a bit easier.  No insult intended!!!


Yes they are hot dog's - on a two inch system with extractors. It's not the system of my choosing - it was on the car when I got it.

No insult taken, I have a set of hooker headers and side pipes ready to go on AFTER it's registered!

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« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2008, 10:29:41 AM »
Yeah I hear you. Something about noise compliance. My car has lukey mufflers on a 3" system & I cannot hear myself think when driving with all the resonant noise.  I would love to put sidepipes on but I believe it is almost impossible to get them for a RHD.

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« Reply #36 on: August 15, 2008, 11:53:02 PM »
hey GoldDigger, if you cant hear now do you think the sidepipes will fix the noise problem with 4inch pipes???;56 You can put sidepipes on a RHD vett if you want! get some headers made up to join the 4-1 outer section! or a cheaper way is to get some 4-1 headers then adapt the single pipe to go back into 4 smaller pipes or into just 2 (of the 4) pipes.
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« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2008, 08:40:11 AM »
Thanks for the tip 69DR.  I bet the noise would be just as bad or good depending on your point of view, but the look would be worth it.  Something I will definately keep in mind.
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« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2008, 05:09:35 PM »
I had a two and a half inch system on my last vette and it set off car alarms!

How did you get a 3" system through the cross member properly? Is it tacked or something? I've read that you need to modify the cross member to get a 3" pipe through properly.

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« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2008, 08:01:37 PM »
The system was on the car when I bought it but you got me curious so I measured it. Turns out to be a 2 & half inch system after all.  Just looks bigger. Must be the male perspective.  If you have had that system in the past, you know the note it delivers.
Look forward to seeing the finished product.