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great to see you making progress! he really did leave it a mess for you didnt he?
 

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Very Nice!
 

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Can you give us some details on those rims/tires? Looks really nice!
 

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I really like the rear coilover setup. Very nice. And good to see the progress!
 

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Can you give us some details on those rims/tires? Looks really nice!
Fronts are Konig Villain (chromed) 18 x 8" with Dunlop Sport 9000 245/40/18.
Rears are Konig Villain (chromed) 18 x 9" with Dunlop Sport 9000 275/35/18.
And the rears just fit within the wheel wells.
It sure felt good the last two days to be wrenching on it again.
Thanks all.
 

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The cat has landed and is ready to roll.

 

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Are your upper control arm/coilover mounts welded thoroughly? It looks from the picture like they are only tack welded but its pretty hard to see. If they are, you should definitely weld it to the frame rail. I love the ride though and I am totally jealous of that suspension set up!
 

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Good catch.
Those uprights will be replaced soon.
Maybe before Carlisle.
 

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After reading through the whole thread,
congrats on getting your car back :beer:

I find it unbelieveable that people can be so low towards others,
which brings up another thought.......
did the guy remove the lien?
is the car title completely clean?

I know you had to sign the paper stating he was free and clear of anything,
so did he do the same for you?

I'm not trying to cause any problems,
just figured I would ask as it may have been overlooked with the joy of getting the car back.


I see you have been working on your project,
I would like to offer an opinion (don't get mad),
it looks like you have some ny-lock nuts being used on the trailling arms and swaybar end links (maybe in other areas also),
I was always told that a bolt has to go completely through the nut in order for it to stay torqued, especially with ny-locks.
I would be rather concerned about leaving it like I see in the pics,
however it is your project.

Maybe things haven't be torqued yet,
maybe it just looks like it's wrong,
I just noticed it and figured I would ask.

It's a rolling body as of today.


You sure some work ahead of you,
it will be worth it though. :sun:
 

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Thanks for the input.
Scott never had a lien and the title has always been in my name.
I didn’t have Scott sign anything for my behalf.
I’ll have to ask Jim about the nylon insert lock nuts.
He’s been doing suspensions all his life and learned from his father as well.
Street rods are ‘clean’ and protruding bolts are avoided.
However they should go two or three treads beyond the nut.
Everything is tight but not torqued at this time.
 

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Street rods are ‘clean’ and protruding bolts are avoided.
However they should go two or three treads beyond the nut.
I understand the "clean" look,
a few threads beyond the nut is all that is really needed,
plus to clean it up, just add on an acorn nut,
sort of like being double nutted and still "clean".
:burnout:
 

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I havn't been here for a while.
Nothing new but I thought I'd resurect this thread.
I see some of my pics are gone (my fault with photobucket) but I can't edit my posts in order to restore said pics.
 

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Awhile? 3 years! Welcome back. Post some new pics!
 

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I would be interested in seeing some of the earlier pics myself.
 
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