1967 Nova SS
Relative to ride height and stiffness. What was the result of the Global West kit installation.
I did not have to drop the gas tank for the installation of the GW shackles and del-a-lum bushings.The instructions say that you have to drop the gas tank to install their bushings, did you find that to be true? Looking at the installation video, it doesn't appear to be necessary.
I made my own installation tool from some threaded rod, large washers, nuts, and metal plumbing fittings (very similar to the installation tool GW sells). The installation tool makes this task very easy. I used a shop press to install the aluminum bushings into the leaf spring eyes.I ordered the bushing installation tool as well. If you used that, definitely let me know how it went sir.
The ride height remained the same and the there was no increased stiffness in ride.Relative to ride height and stiffness. What was the result of the Global West kit installation.
I've been trying to get a Mopar radiator for my jeep for nearly a month now. Was supposed to ship middle of this month, then Summit said middle of next month so I cancelled. Tried to order one from someone yesterday but I have a feeling it's not in stock even though their website says it is. In other news its 104 F here today, so enjoy whatever weather you're having.5/25/2022 - Wednesday
Ordered bushings from Global West on the 19th and no indication whatsoever about when they are shipping. Maybe I'm making excuses, because there are little odds and ends I could do - but I can't really move the bulk of the work forward without the bushings. I called them to get an update and they said it's a 10-14 day delay in manufacturing and they are slammed. So it's just a waiting game. A few things going on personally that have taken some of the fun out of this stuff too but I'm sure it will pass.
Take that unibit I had you buy a while back and wallow out the holes until they fit. You can half arsed use them as an end mill. Put it in the hole and spin it slow while forcing it the direction you need to move the hole. Or use a carbide bur on a die grinder. Then get a good grade 8 washer to put under the head of the bolt that holds it in place. That much misalignment isn't the end of the world.June 2,2022
So good news / bad news.
I was able to muscle the lines out of the way and change the hole the exhaust is hung from to get the shock relocation brackets up and into place. Not having to cut exhaust is good in my book along with the lines. Here’s photos
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The bad news. Holes no line up. My hope was if I could at least get it all bolted up I could scribe where it needed welded, grind everything and get it prepped and get a welder here to do it.
also it really looks like it will be a bit of a tight fit with all of the evap stuff in place.
Choices I have now are:
-cover the car in gasoline and say to hell with trying to have a cool car, I suck at this stuff and I’m just causing myself a ton of grief
-Say screw relocating the shocks, twiddle my thumbs until my bushings come in and reassemble everything with staggered shocks.
-Try calling the welder yet again and see if I can get him here to do it.
Either way I’m kind of dead in the water at the moment so I have time to think.
My machine only does 1/8” I believe. I’ve welded a bit. I spent several hours welding english wheel frames at Wrays once. My welds didn’t look half bad either for the plate I was welding.Also, get some scrap steel and get your little welder out and start practicing. You can weld some of this stuff yourself, I'm sure of it.