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.
1000 HP FOX Mustang TRZ Suspension Upgrades V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Upgrading rear control arms and a sway bar on a
1993 Mustang from TRZ
This 1993 Mustang started
life as a 5.0 ragtop, a respectable street cruiser at the time, but the
owner wanted to take things up a notch or two. So now, its hiding a 1000 horsepower
supercharged monster under the hood.
The problem is that when you light this thing off and mash the throttle,
you get loads of tire smoke rather than the speed rush you wanted. The fix
is going to be increasing traction, and were starting with the rear
suspension and some new parts from TRZ Motorsports.
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.
1966 GTO: Final Air Ride Install Notes - V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The last step in our GTO's Air Ride Technologies
Street Challenge suspension system was to install the ride height sensors
and Air Pod unit, and connect the wiring to the LevelPRO control unit in
the dash. The system takes ride height inputs from the 4 sensors mounted
around the car, then the Air Pod combination compressor / solenoid / tank /
power unit sends the correct amount of air pressure to each airspring to
keep the car level and at its user pre-set ride height. The system is
very high tech, but it's simple to install.
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!
Chassis, Sub-Frame & Lower Clip
Rodney Brooks continues fabrication on the lower rails of the chassis.
90-percent of the welding is completed before adding the cage and front
clip. Then it is flipped to finish the welding underneath.
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.
homemade press , Pressing in control arm bushings
Homemade Hydraulic shop press with 20 ton jack. Pressing in energy
suspension bushings and progress spherical bearings on honda civic lower
control arms. 2x2" square steel 1/4" thick. 3/16 square tube works great
too. The outside dimensions are about 21" tall x 18" wide. updates below.
Update added thick top plates and a base.
- The most difficult part in making this frame with single top and bottom
tube is you have to make sure the top and bottom square tubes is absolutely
parallel to each other. Not only from side to side but from front and back.
This is a little difficult , if you are welding , make tacks then check and
adjust if necessary. If the tubes is not parallel then the part will try to
come out when the force is applied. This is why the single top tube is not
so great idea or if you look at a real press it has 2 tubes at the base
where the part sits.
- If all you have is 1/16 thick tube it will work with most bushings but
you need to protect the top tube with a plate(i write about that below)
- If you make this , try to protect the top bar by using a plate, you can
see I have the black plate tied to the top tube , if you do not use a thick
plate here to spread the load you can easily damage the top bar, if you
look at the orange frame in the background you can see how that one is
damaged. If you are pressing in some soft or easy bushings then you do not
need that part but if you are pressing in something difficult that requires
a lot of force then use something to protect the top.
Wood press - there is a video on youtube about a wood press pressing in a
wheel bearing it is amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krbrm1bN-Mg I
tried wood to press out control arm bushings but they were so tight and the
whole frame flexed so it did not work for me but maybe you can make it
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.
1969 Firebird "Routy" Trunk Floor Replacement Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The trunk floor area in our 1969 Pontiac Firebird
"Routy" was looking pretty rough, so we elected to use an assortment of
repair panels from Classic Industries to replace the rust and previous
damage repairs. The process went pretty smoothly, and we were able to
butt-weld and plug weld the new pieces in leaving a factory appearance with
no evidence we were ever there. A coat of Eastwood Epoxy Primer will help
keep them rust free for good.
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:
NOLATHANE - BUSH MECHANIC - REMOVAL TIP #1
Nolathane, the market leaders in polyurethane suspension bushing
replacemnt, with an instructional video on how to remove an original rubber
bushing, from a suspension control arm using simple workshop tools. No need
for a press!!
Nolathane - Part of a total handling system. Designed to integrate and
offer a fully balanced handling solution, Nolathane suspension offers
polyurethane suspension bushes & alignment products. So for a catalogue,
brochure or technical information on the any Nolathane product contact the
Redranger team on 1300 882355 or visit www.nolathane.com.au
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Floor Replacement - V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Our 1969 Pontiac Firebird project "Routy" was a
pretty clean car to start with, but we wanted to improve upon some previous
repairs in the floor and trunk floor area. In this installment, we
replace the driver's side floor pan with a 1-piece replacement from Classic
Industries. There are tips in this video that apply to any musclecar