http://www.v8tvshow.com - So you want the strength of boxed and reinforced suspension parts but don't have the reinforced wallet to make it happen with trick new parts? Or maybe your particular ride does not have an aftermarket beefed-up control arm available. Here's the solution: Box up your stock control arms! Here, we sourced a pair of original GM lower control arms from our '65 Chevelle project. That car got new stuff, so we grabbed the extras, which happen to fit our 1968 Buick Riviera project. Which, by the way, is one of those cars that has very little in the aftermarket as far as parts are concerned, so we were happy to find that we could make Chevelle parts fit. Follow along as we media blast, then weld up our control arms for extra-strength. And although we didn't show it, they'll get new bushings someday as well.
Clean LS7 Camaro Has All The Pro-Touring Tricks V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - This '69 Camaro convertible looks
unassuming enough, but don't let it fool you. Underneath that shiny blue
paint hides all the latest pro-touring tricks, from the Detroit Speed &
Engineering subframe to the GM LS7 V8 engine. Owner Matt Gober tells us
that G-Force Design Concepts built this car with the goal of blending a
stock appearance with killer street and track performance, and it looks
like they've succeeded. Shot at the 2007 Run Through The Hills event.
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #41: 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 427 Roadster
The Corvette changed for 1968, evolving into the 3rd generation for the
American sports car. The sleek new styling looks like full speed standing
still, a trait shared by most Corvettes. This week's Muscle Car Of The Week
could be considered the top-gun of all '68 Corvettes, as it carries a 500+
HP 427 under the hood, an optioned named the "L88". L88 cars featured not
only a distinctive hood, but a whole list of performance enhancements...
the F41 performance suspension, J56 heavy duty brakes, a Muncie M22 4-speed
transmission, and of course, the 12.5:1 compression 427 V8. The LeMans Blue
roadster in the Brothers Collection is one of only 80 built in '68, and it
might look like a nice Sunday cruiser, but it was a thinly disguised race
car sold to the public!
1965 Chevelle Blog 6: Chassis Restoration V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We had our 1965 Chevelle SS frame media blasted
and stripped clean, and then it was time to give it a new protective
coating. This time, we utilized the new Extreme Chassis Black Epoxy paint
from Eastwood. We found it to have an accurate satin appearance, and it
seems to have the guts to stand up to the road.
"Mr. Chevy" - A Period Perfect Gasser Chevy V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Vintage straight-axle cars, often known as
"Gassers", are popular wherever they go. Maybe it's the sky-high stance
or the cartoon-like appearance. Or perhaps it's the way these cars
transport you to a simpler time when racers would try just about anything
to go faster. Whatever it is,
these cars draw crowds of people because they look like nothing else on the
track. "Mr. Chevy" is a period-perfect example of a 1955 Chevy Hardtop
gasser raced from 1968 through 1976 where it was parked. Larry Frees knew
the original owner and rescued Mr. Chevy at an estate sale. Today, he
shares the car with enthusiasts wherever he goes.
TIG Welding 4130 Chrome-moly Tubing
Todd Bevis, chassis engineer, Cagnazzi Racing
(http://www.cagnazziracing.com), discusses TIG welding 4130 chrome-moly
tubing on an NHRA Pro Stock dragster. Read the whole how-to article here:
BMR Fabrication Lower control arms S197 Mustang
Here Power TV installs and reviews our billet lower control arms and
control arm relocation brackets for the S197 Mustang GT. As you can see in the
video 60fts went from 2.20s stock to a 1.85 on the first pass! Also wheel
hop was totally eliminated! If you're interested in purchasing these parts
for your S197 Mustang GT
here are the part numbers: ACA004 (control arms) CAB005 (relocation
HOW TO: Installing VW Polyurethane Lower Control Arm Bushings without a Press
2003 VW TDI 1.9L Diesel Lower Control Arm Bushings are Hard to line-up, but
with a bolt , some grease and some washers the small one is a breeze. The
larger bushing requires force. I used an anvel with a screw type attached
vise and an 8" block of 2x4 wood. Once again the grease was the key. For
the big bushing you will need helping hands (it is a two person job).
1971 Chevelle 600ft Slalom w/Hotchkis Sport Suspension
Hotchkis customer Greg Hohman's 1971 Chevelle going through the 600ft
slalom. The car is equipped with a Hotchkis Total Vehicle System (TVS), a
Hotchkis rear suspension package (upper/lower control arms) and upper and
lower tubular front A-Arms.
Team Save Ferris: Frame Welding
Welding up our Soapbox car chassis
Team Save Ferris is made up of a team of five. Josh McGuckin, Jeremiah
Hueske, Sandra Hueske, Matt Fisher and James Olson.
Josh, Jeremiah and Matt are all students of Industrial Design at Metro
State College of Denver, James has plenty of experience in fabrication from
building a rock crawling buggy from the ground up as well as working in a
shop for nearly his entire life. Sandra is our fashion consultant. She is
working on Costumes and helps out with the vehicle as well.
Each member is learning a lot through this process and each is bring a lot
to the table to figure out how to finish this project.
How To Control Arm Bushing Removal at Home (without a torch) 1984 Chevrolet Truck C10 DIY
This video is showing one way I remove the control arm bushings from a 1984
Chevrolet truck C10 if you don't have a torch and with basic tools that
most will have.
After stripping these arms down and buying the new bushings and ball
joints, I will recommend to anyone considering doing this - DONT. Just buy
the complete control arm with all already installed and painted. The $100
you save (for 4 arms) doing it yourself is not worth all of the labor
you'll put into it. Plus they probably still wont look as good.
Check out my other videos like this on the link below:
Radical 1965 Corvette Road Racer Video Feature V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - This awesome 1965 Corvette built by the team at
Performance Restorations in Mundelien, IL, was originally going to be a
show car, but builder Brent Jarvis has been bitten by the road race bug.
The result is a show quality car that sports a complete road race driveline
and chassis, complete with a 900 horsepower all-aluminum big
block Chevy engine, a clutchless 5-speed manual trans, huge brakes, and
more. The cosmic paint scheme is old-school candy apple red over silver
flake. Shot at the 2010 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational event.
The right and wrong way to tack weld.
I demonstrate how heat effects steel as well as how to tack correctly to
combat these effects. http://redwingsteelworksplans.com and
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #42: 1969 Dodge Daytona
REVISED with CORRECTED ENDING
This '69 Charger Daytona in the Brothers Collection is one of 502 built,
and 1 of 294 with the 440 engine. With its aerodynamic nose piece and
towering rear wing, this is definitely the most outlandish design from the
muscle car era. But those features weren't added to shock and sell, they
were shaped to be kings of the Nascar Super Speedways. In this episode of
Muscle Car Of The Week, we'll tell you all about it