http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - 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.
1965 Chevelle Quarter Panel Install Pt. 1 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - PART 1 - Quarter panels are one of
the most rust and dent-prone parts of musclecars, and our 1965 Chevelle had
some of each. Mostly dents. Thankfully, OPGI came out with new
reproduction full quarter panels for 1965 Chevelles. In this video, we
show you how to remove your old panel and install the new. Also applies
to other GM A Bodies like Skylarks, Cutlasses, GTOs and others.
MIG Welding Tips: Exhaust Tubing V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Here's a quick tip on welding Exhaust tubing with your MIG welder... do
it HOT and FAST! This technique shows how to burn deep-penetrating,
low-profile welds that look great on their own or can be easily dressed for
polishing or coating. The secret is to use high amperage (or heat) and a
series of quick tack welds, and give the work time to cool between each
tack! Resist the urge to seam-weld the whole tube... you'll have to run
your welder too "cold" to prevent burn through, resulting in welds that are
stacked high on the tubing, not only looking poorly, but also not
penetrating as deep as you'd like.
V8TV Tool Tech: HTP Tig Welding Tungsten Sharpener
http://www.v8tvhow.com - 314-783-8325 - TIG welding is all about precision
- and you need to keep that tungsten point sharp when welding. Bench
grinders work, but unless you have one dedicated to your tungsten
sharpening, you may be contaminating your tungsten with debris from your
grinding wheel. The solution is this tungsten sharpener from HTP.
Control Arm Jig Assembly
At Jeff Lilly Restorations we specialize in building Hot Rods and Auto
Restoration of all makes and models. View our channel for more technique
How to fix an upper control arm
I made this for the owner of a nice monte carlo that I did some work
on...so keep your expectations low and you won't be disappointed-enjoy!
URO Parts Porsche 911 Front Control Arm Bushings
URO Parts has developed a high quality replacement bushing for Porsche 911
and 914 front control arms. These high quality bushings are made for easy
installation using common shop tools. This video explains the reason why a
replacement bushing has been so long coming and illustrates the
installation process step-by-step.
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.
Tube Tech: Perfect Flares Easily - V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Flaring lines for brakes and fuel systems can be
a pain, and properly sealing double flared fittings are essential for
safety. Traditional clamp-style flare tools can be tricky to master,
often times creating imperfect double flares forcing you to re-bend a new
line. However, we'll never have a bad flare again in our shop.. this
Eastwood Professional double flare tool not only makes perfect double
flares every time, but it's so easy to use, you could do it blindfolded.
PST's new Catapult® Billet Aluminum Trailing Arms
A new breed of trailing arms from the industry leader in musclecar
technology -- PST. Catapult® Billet Aluminum Lower Trailing Arms with
Alu-Max® Pivot Joints are the finest trailing arms available for your GM
For pricing and ordering info, click here:
Stock lower trailing arms are flimsy and weak, leading to poor handling and
excessive wheel hop. Most of the aftermarket offers conventional fabricated
steel trailing arms with polyurethane bushings -- a design that is very
stiff, but does not allow for the axle to move freely throughout the range
of motion. This can cause a bind in the rear suspension, leading to snap
oversteer and unpredictable handling. PST's Catapult® Billet Aluminum
Trailing Arms solve this problem with an innovative solution that delivers
smooth, consistent, predictable handling for your GM musclecar.
Starting with a solid block of 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum, we machine
a sleek superstructure that yields an incredible strength-to-weight ratio.
Each end is fitted with an Alu-Max® Pivot Joint -- a low-friction
spherical joint that allows for 30 degrees of articulation. The Alu-Max®
Pivot Joint is comprised of two Delrin® races and a lightweight hard
anodized, 7075-T6 aerospace grade aluminum spherical ball. The sway bar
mounting holes allow for the installation of any stock or aftermarket sway
bar that mounts in the factory location. A military spec black anodizing is
applied to the entire superstructure and the arm is finished off with a
white PST and Catapult® logo.
Get the ultimate trailing arm for the street, strip, or track -- order
today! Be sure to pick up a set of matching Catapult® Adjustable Upper
Trailing Arms and Frame Reinforcement Braces to complete the package. Our
upper trailing arms feature a bulletproof steel construction and a
low-friction Alu-Max® Pivot Joint, and can even be adjusted on the vehicle
to change the pinion angle - crucial to lowering your 60 foot times,
increasing traction, and reducing wheel hop! The Frame Reinforcement Braces
triangulate the upper and lower trailing arm mounts for added strength and
driving performance. These braces are pre-bent to contour to the floor of
the vehicle, allowing for installation without modification.
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1965 Chevelle Body Filler Stage - V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - After all the panels were aligned
and all the dents pulled, our 1965 Chvelle moved into the body filler
stage. Our body technition John started the process by grinding the steel
panels to achieve a mechanical bond as well as a chemical bond, then began
mixing and applying the Marson Mar-Glass fiberglass filler to the
structural areas and seams, followed by a coat of Marson Platinum Plus
filler over the rest of the car. Although the filler was applied over
large areas, John sanded most of it off in a process that refined the shape
of the car, straightening minor waves and surface imperfections. The
filler was followed up by a new 3M glaze applied by a new 3M Dynamic Mixing
System applicator gun. The glaze filles remaining surface scratches and
pinholes, and the gun applicator does all the mixing for you, ensuring
quick, accuratly mixed glaze (and filler) with no pinholes and reduced
waste. The entire car then went through a block sanding process. The
next step: Standox Sprayable Polyster.
1965 Chevelle Paint Spray Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 -All the sanding and preparation
work is finally complete, and we were ready to spray the DuPont BMW Estoril
Blue on our 1965 Chevelle. After all the primer was wetsanded to a 600
grit finish, body technician Nathan Newberry wiped the surface down with
wax & grease remover and sprayed the body with DuPont Hot Seal sealer to
create a barrier between the basecoat color and the primer. Next came the
DuPont Chroma Premiere basecoat. Nathan sprayed several coats to
completely cover the body shell, then we masked the outside surfaces and
sprayed clear on the door jambs and areas that could not be cleared once
the car is reassembled. Next up were the doors, fenders, hood, deck lid,
hinges, etc. All were checked with the 3M SunGun for accuracy. We're
going to assemble the car in basecoat and clear it assembled... stay tuned
for that one!
Our 1968 Chevelle Malibu Project
These are some photos of our 68 Chevelle Malibu. The Frame has been powder
coated, the 12 bolt posi has been rebuilt with 373 gears, the turbo 400 has been rebuilt to withstand up to 1000
hp, it has a 402 Big Block - Check back to see the progress.