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5/11/13 7:47 p.m.

another season = more garage action

tore into the rear suspension, intending to replace the lower control arm bushings (smaller arm in the pic)

then i found this, pooched trailing arm bushing, so the project goes a little deeper

here's the Koni Race strut, the Ground Controls and the ST rear bar hanging (literally) out awaiting reassembly and then storyland

more pics tomorrow

solfly
solfly New Reader
5/11/13 7:47 p.m.

latest toy, made quick work of the control arms

result of sandblaster vs control arm

this is what i paint most chassis parts with, it's very durable and its self priming

making up new rear brake lines from the drop hose to the wheel cylinder, great tool

rear suspension all back together, just need to reassemble the brakes and move on to the front end

so far replaced the 4 real lower control arm bushings and the strut mounting bushings (upper and lower) with ES poly bushings, and replaced the trailing arm bushings with new stock ones. sandblasted and repainted the arms and replaced the steel brake lines

still need to replace the control arm bushings and strut mounting bushings on the front. i already installed the steering rack bushings when i assembled the car and the aftermarket front crossmember i have eliminates the radius arm bushings. upper control arm mounts in the front were replaced with an ingalls camber kit that already has poly bushings in it, same on the rear camber arms. no front sway bar and the rear already has poly mounting bushings. bushing is already installed at the shifter but i do need to do the one at the trans.

more to come tomorrow

solfly
solfly New Reader
5/11/13 7:48 p.m.

in progress of the front arms, all done now just need to make some adjustments and do a few other things

solfly
solfly New Reader
5/11/13 7:48 p.m.

this looked ugly under the hood so i took it out

i think i need a low profile jack??

before shot of how the interior looked most of last season

pile of junk i took out

pile of stainless hardware

stainless hardware was for this

another view

not much left now

solfly
solfly New Reader
5/11/13 7:49 p.m.

trimmed back up fenders

putting the regular fenders back on

back together

solfly
solfly New Reader
5/11/13 7:50 p.m.

got it weighed today 1,985 Lbs with both Si seats and steel wheels

solfly
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5/11/13 7:56 p.m.

solfly
solfly New Reader
5/11/13 7:57 p.m.

this post is originally from 10-10-11, just to give an idea of time frame

so the season ended yesterday and the offseason build begins, teaser pic...

solfly
solfly New Reader
5/11/13 7:57 p.m.

Todays events...

1030am

1100am

1200pm

solfly
solfly New Reader
5/11/13 7:58 p.m.

goodbye forever clutch cable

scooter wants to go for a ride, doesnt care that theres no engine

current status

storage shed mode

solfly
solfly New Reader
5/11/13 7:58 p.m.

almost completely stripped

firewall close up

scooter says when is this pos gonna move

pass side

drivers side

solfly
solfly New Reader
5/11/13 7:58 p.m.

interior removal

pile of parts

sandblasting

gutted interior

all primed

solfly
solfly New Reader
5/11/13 7:59 p.m.

Realtime updates

Masked for primer

solfly
solfly New Reader
5/11/13 7:59 p.m.

High build primer, letting that set should be putting down basecoat in a couple hours

solfly
solfly New Reader
5/11/13 7:59 p.m.

basecoat

clear

done!

solfly
solfly New Reader
5/11/13 7:59 p.m.

Back at the crib.

solfly
solfly New Reader
5/11/13 8:00 p.m.

prop valves new home, need to tweak the lines to level it out, dont think it matters though

solfly
solfly Reader
5/11/13 8:00 p.m.

relocated and rerouted front brake lines

new new home of prop valve

firewall pass through

all the lines routed inside the firewall

all thats visible under the hood

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5/11/13 8:01 p.m.

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