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This may seem like kind of a dumb question but what is supposed to act as a bump stop for the control arms?
I put in a weld in xmember and tubular a-arms and the only thing that I see to limit movement is the ball joints.
Is this right?
 

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Thanks, been looking at drag scocks on ebay .... compressed length will be very important.
 

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Ok Shawn I am probaly getting off track here a little but I was checkin out you're car and a few questions for you. how do you like the header's?? did you have to modify them??
also with those c-clip eliminators did you change housing end's? and did you mini tub too and or nerrow the housing get a 9 inch tire under there with 8 inch rim with what wheel offset ?

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Oldtown Idaho Hello again Tim
 

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Ok Shawn I am probaly getting off track here a little but I was checkin out you're car and a few questions for you. how do you like the header's?? did you have to modify them??
also with those c-clip eliminators did you change housing end's? and did you mini tub too and or nerrow the housing get a 9 inch tire under there with 8 inch rim with what wheel offset ?

Joel
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Oldtown Idaho Hello again Tim
The headers fit the factory front clip quite well; some minor tire rubbing on sharp turns. With the MII clip there was no clearance at all so I cut the collectors off and all the primary tubes off the flanges, re welded the primary tubes onto new flanges so they angled more to the rear of the car thus providing reasonable clearannce. Alot of work but I didn't have the money for a new set and didn't want to risk something else that wouldn't fit right.
The c-clip elim. bolt right onto the drum brake mounting plate; you have to cut some of the axle tube off .... nothing real precise as a hacksaw will do the the job.The wheel bearing is pressed on , I had a machine shop do it.
In all honesty the 9" tires were too big for a stock wheelwell. My rims are 8.5" wide with 4.875" of b.s.; I had to use a 3/16" wheel spacer to get some clearance from the leaf spring and the fender lips were trimmed. I'm in the process of mini tubbing/moving leaf spings inboard and may narrow the rearend which will allow me to run at least a 10" tire.
 

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The headers fit the factory front clip quite well; some minor tire rubbing on sharp turns. With the MII clip there was no clearance at all so I cut the collectors off and all the primary tubes off the flanges, re welded the primary tubes onto new flanges so they angled more to the rear of the car thus providing reasonable clearannce. Alot of work but I didn't have the money for a new set and didn't want to risk something else that wouldn't fit right.
The c-clip elim. bolt right onto the drum brake mounting plate; you have to cut some of the axle tube off .... nothing real precise as a hacksaw will do the the job.The wheel bearing is pressed on , I had a machine shop do it.
In all honesty the 9" tires were too big for a stock wheelwell. My rims are 8.5" wide with 4.875" of b.s.; I had to use a 3/16" wheel spacer to get some clearance from the leaf spring and the fender lips were trimmed. I'm in the process of mini tubbing/moving leaf spings inboard and may narrow the rearend which will allow me to run at least a 10" tire.
So you think a guy could get buy with a 8 inch with a 4.5 backspace with a 9 inch tire trimming the lip and beatting that edge on the dog house?

on the clip elim kit dose it use a special axle? guess I will try and find that kit and see what it includes. the bearing is now presed on the axle? sorry I am a litttle lost here.I like the Idea of not haing to weld on new ends. if you have to you may as well shorten them

check out this guys build here http://www.photobucket.com/albums/c231/62civa for moving springs in and he sent me the plans for the front spring hanger if you want I can e mail them to you.

you're 2nd link is dead for the vidieo

thanks Joel
 

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So you think a guy could get buy with a 8 inch with a 4.5 backspace with a 9 inch tire trimming the lip and beatting that edge on the dog house?

on the clip elim kit dose it use a special axle? guess I will try and find that kit and see what it includes. the bearing is now presed on the axle? sorry I am a litttle lost here.I like the Idea of not haing to weld on new ends. if you have to you may as well shorten them

check out this guys build here http://www.photobucket.com/albums/c231/62civa for moving springs in and he sent me the plans for the front spring hanger if you want I can e mail them to you.

you're 2nd link is dead for the vidieo

thanks Joel
I've seen some simple homemade backspace/tire fitment tools on this site; do some serious measuring before you buy anything. Every car is different; check both sides, mine had about 3/8" more clearance to the qtr panel on the pass. side.
If you want; send me your email and I'll send you scans of the instructions for the c-clip elim. kit. You can buy them for stock or aftermarket axles so make sure you order the right kit.
I've already got the springs moved... went by 62civa's pics :).
 
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