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.
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.
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: Pulling Small Dents The Easy Way - V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 -Our 1965 Chevelle had a series of
shallow dents all over the hood that seemed to follow the contours of the
underhood structure. It looked as if someone dumped 500 pounds of sand on
the hood, "forming" it to the inner structure. We didn't just want to
fill the recesses with body filler, so John pulled out a cool dent pulling
tool which uses a spot-welding tip on one end, and a lever action puller to
quickly pull the steel back into shape. Check out this demo video to see
how it worked!
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
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
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.
Parts Shop MAX newest super low S-Chassis camber arm fabrication
See the newest design camber arm designed for super low S-Chassis cars come
to life. The MAX RUCA is a USA - Japan shared R&D and manufacturing
project resulting in the best parts for your hard earned dollar. See all
the steps in real time demonstrated by Martin Muench
~ DOM tube bending
~ Chop saw
~ Fiberglass profile marking
~ Cut off wheel
~ Tube notching - Jig
~ Mig Weld - Jig
Special thanks to DJ THURO for the electro sound track
Please visit poweredbymax dot net to get great parts for drifting ~ Made by
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.
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
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