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.
1965 Chevelle Quarter Panel Install Pt. 1 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 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 - 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.
1965 Chevelle Engine Upgrades V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Our '65 Chevelle drove in on a low-performance
350 cubic inch Chevy replacement engine that was reported to have less than
10,000 miles on it. Initially, we contemplated doing a late-model EFI
swap on this car, but then we thought we'd take a look at what we had and
see what kind of shape it was in. Turns out that the 350 is a parts-store
type replacement engine with 4-bolt mains and a very clean bottom end.
The cast iron heads and cam were not very exciting, so we used the Dynomation engine simulation
software to whip up a new recipe. In this installment, we clean up the
engine, repaint the short block, and install a new Comp Cams Xtreme Energy
cam, lifters, timing set, new Holley performance aluminum cylinder heads, a
Weiand Action Plus intake manifold, an MSD Pro-Billet distributor, some
Flowtech headers, and a Holley 670 Street Avenger camshaft. Some of the
parts we already had like the MSD unit, the intake, and the carb, but the
cam and heads are new. Here's how it went.
V8TV Tool Tech: HTP Tig Welding Tungsten Sharpener
http://www.v8tvhow.com - 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
DCA Tube Notcher.mp4
DCA Tubing Notcher. See notcher in use at the 1:44 mark on video.
An economical way to achieve professional cuts without all of the trial
and error. Features include 110 volt motor, HD vise with centering jaw,
swivel base marked in degrees, bench mount, and many more. Notches include
round, square, angle (90-30 degrees), channel and flat. For more
information contact DCA Racing at http://www.dcaracing.com or
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. The outside dimensions are
about 21" tall x 18" wide. updates below.
- 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
URO Parts Porsche 911 Front Control Arm Bushings
Uro Parts has developed a replacement bushing for Porsche 911 and 914 front
control arms. These 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.
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:
Cutting Perfect Circles with your Plasma Cutter V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Cutting perfect circles in steel is easy with the
HTP Plasma Cutter Compass attachment. You can adjust the size of the
circle you want to cut and choose from 3 different base types to hold the
compass in place. The plasma torch guide end is on wheels allowing it to
glide over the work. Then, just set the torch in the guide, pull the
trigger, and you're cutting perfect circles in seconds. It's really that
easy. We proved it!
1969 Firebird "Routy" Painted DuPont Hot Hues Red Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - After completing all the bodywork on our 1969
Pontiac Firebird, we disassembled the body to paint the tub with DuPont Hot
Hues Red Hot Meltdown 2-stage urethane. After the red had flashed, the
crew masked off the jambs and sprayed them with DuPont Clear. Then the
fenders, doors, hood, and other parts were shot red, and the jambs and
backsides cleared. It looks good in red!
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.
"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:
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.