I'd bolt those bad boys in there and call it a day. Die grind out the holes that don't line up and use a good grade 8 washer. The shocks were originally bolted in anyway and the leaf's are what hold the car up, not like you're mounting coil overs to the bracket.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.
I'll check into it. I haven't really eyeballed any of the stuff much. Since I last went to try to slap a brake caliper on and realized I had more work ahead, I've been a bit turned off. I'm accepting the reality that she's probably not going to see any time on the road this year which is discouraging.Can you press out the bar?
It sucks the weather gets so bad where you're at. For me the winter is almost better for cruising the car, at least while the sun is out. Too darn hot with no AC in the summer, spring and fall are short around here. Our winters are pretty dry and not super cold during the day.I'll check into it. I haven't really eyeballed any of the stuff much. Since I last went to try to slap a brake caliper on and realized I had more work ahead, I've been a bit turned off. I'm accepting the reality that she's probably not going to see any time on the road this year which is discouraging.