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Old 08-16-2018, 02:28 PM   #76
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Old 08-26-2018, 10:03 PM   #77
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Update from this weekend, spent some time Saturday buttoning up the rear sub-frame. I never took any pics but the gas tanks are back up. After bolting on my garagtastic poly subframe mounts and lifting the sub-frame back up into place I noticed that the diff hanger was too long. That's because the flange on the garagtastic mounts is welded in the middle of the bushing whereas the factory flange is offset, this caused the sub-frame to be raised about 3/4". So I sliced the hanger in half... trimmed some out and tacked it to test fit...

Fitment was good, so I welded it up, painted and installed...

After that the axles went back on along with the BC coils...

Man those rear axle nuts are crazy... 295-347ft-lb torque spec! My torque wrench only goes to 150ft/lbs... just went by feel after that with a bigger breaker bar until the castle nut lined up with a pin hole.

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Old 09-13-2018, 02:50 PM   #79
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Update on the coilovers...

The gland nuts on the shock assembly were rusted good and tight... fortunately I didn't need that part anymore... it just meant that I couldn't pull the shock out before cutting the housing....

That meant that I had to very carefully cut through the housing without cutting into the shock body... #TrustMeImAnEngineer...


After that it was just a matter of wire wheeling and welding...

And back on the car....

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