48 Hour Camaro - Product Detail - RIDETECH FRONT SUSPENSION
Some new trick stuff is going on the 48 Hour Camaro. The RideTech 1967-1968-1969 Camaro front steering setup helps fit a 10" wide wheel on the front of the car while at the same time nearly eliminates all bump steer. And don't forget about the Triple Adjustable Coil-Over front shocks.
RideTech Suspension Swap Challenge
After winning the RideTech online contest, Dustin Bernacki shows up at the
2011 Holley LS Fest with his crew ready for business. Check out how they
transform his '68 Chevelle in to a corner carving machine.
RIDETECH level 2 coil over + 4 link install (71 Chevy Camaro)
Ridetech level 2 coil over + 4 link install on 71 Camaro. This is our 2nd
RIDETECH suspension upgrade completed, with this group of friends; our
first on a "F" body! For the "F" body, we had to break out the welder!
The older American Thunder series flowmaster transverse muffler/exhaus had
to be removed to clear the upper link brackets. Andy, Don, Mike, Ray, Jim
and Terry, thank you so much for your help on this. Replaced the
Flowmaster "american thunder series" tranverse muffler with two 3 chamber
50 series flowmasters. Ran the 2.5 inch runs under the differential. The
pipes allow for wider tires down the road. Car has more Pep! The guys at
Guaranteed Mufflers and Brakes in Fremont, were great! Really happy with
the new deep sound.
Next step: Finalize the ride height!
Detroit Speed, Inc - Tech Series - Leaf Springs
Watch Detroit Speed Sales and Technical Associate Dan Oddy explain the
difference between stock and Detroit Speed's 2" or 3" drop leaf spring and
which height will work perfect for you and your vehicle.
Ridetech: Why Shocks Matter
Filmed mostly at the 2012 Nashville GoodGuys show, Ridetech questions some
of the most influential customers on why they use RideTech shocks. While
the video primarily covers shocks, it also exposes the influence and
importance of the Ridetech brand.
48 Hour Camaro - Product Detail - FORGELINE WHEELS
Dave from Forgeline explains how the 48 Hour Camaro's 10" front and 12" Rear
wheels can work, and how you can figure out what size backspace,
frontspace, offset, and size you need as well as highlights the advantages
of the GA3 wheels.
JCG Restorations 1968 Camaro -- /BIG MUSCLE
Tucked away in a small industrial park in Oxnard, CA sits JCG Restorations
& Customs, a moderately sized shop that has built some of the best
performing pro-touring cars that we've ever driven. Now generally we don't
focus in on shops, however when the owners of three of our best test cars
start dropping names, we tend to listen. Originally we descended on JCG to
drive Blu Balz, a stunning 1968 Camaro owned by one Karl Dunn.
However since Mother Nature decided to water the Earth that day, we put our
original plans on hold and got shop owner Cris Gonzalez to give us the in's
and out's of what it takes to make a stellar pro-touring car.
1968 camaro suspension rebuild part 1
I was getting a clunk from the front end when I would hit a set of tracks
near my office, so I decided to rebuild my suspension. I bought a
polyurethane bushing kit, ball joints, a polyurethane sway bar link kit and
new greasable polyurethane sway bar bushings.
You will need to cut something to put between the open end of the stamped
steel control arm. I used 3/4" conduit and cut 3 pieces, 2 short and 1
long. It was difficult but a cheap hydraulic press was used to press the
bushings. I also used a ball joint press for the left lower control arm
You will see I have a massive 1.25" solid steel sway bar... Way too much
for this car.
Just some tips on what nobody would tell me. It's interesting how you go to
car show or cruises and no one know anything about their car. Of coarse
that means us young hot roders have to pay serious dues and are left to
break everything on our car. There have been a few good guys I have met, so
don't get me wrong.
There is a certain pride I take in restoring my Camaro myself. I just need a
1969 Pontiac Firebird Front Suspension Install Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - We reassembled our restored front
suspension with some new tricks to make our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy"
drive and handle better. First we replaced all the stock worn-out control
arm bushings with some new Global West Del-A-Lum bushings for minimal
deflection and smooth articulation. Then we replaced all the loose
steering components with new parts from Classic Industries, including a new
steering box, tie rod ends, center link, ball joints, idler arm, and
pittman arm. Once we could put the wheels back on, we rolled the subframe
under the body, aligned it, and bolted it up. Out back, we added some
Del-A-Lum bushings to the Detroit Speed & Engineering 3" drop leaf springs
and put the rear axle assembly back in the car. Classic Industries had
more hard-to-find nuts and clips for the front leaf spring mounts. Now we
can hang all the sheetmetal back on the car and start the panel alignment!