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.
1965 Chevelle: Door Skin 2 - Installation V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - In this video, we install a new set of doorskins
on our 1965 Chevelle. These new, rust-free, arrow-straight skins came
from OPGI, and when installed properly, are a quick and relatively easy way
to renew an old set of doors. We prepped our inner structure by treating
it to a complete sandblasting and a bath in PPG DP90 epoxy primer. We
then did a little work to the skin to get it ready, then we used a 3M
Automix doorskin adhesive to bond the skin to the inner structure. The
trickiest part is working the new doorskin over the inner structure, but we
used a cool tool from Dent Fix to power the flange over smoothly and
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.
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.
2014 Audi RS5 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 507 Coupe! - Head 2 Head Ep. 51
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman sets out to discover which
German hot-rod-personal-luxury-coupe is the best you can get. The 507 Coupe
is the last iteration of the W204 C63. With the exception of the very
limited-run Black Series, it's the best C63 that AMG has ever done. Under
its hood sits a hand-built, 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 good for 507
more do you want? Perhaps something more high-tech, and that's where the
Audi RS5 comes in. The sexy coupe from Quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm features
a 4.2-liter V-8 that spits out 450 hp. That¹s less power than the 507
Coupe makes, true, but the Audi also features AWD, a dual-clutch
transmission, bigger wheels and tires, plus a trick torque-vectoring rear
differential. Which one is quicker? Which one is more fun to drive? Which
one is best? Watch and find out!
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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.
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.
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
1965 Chevelle Paint Spray Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 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
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.
2014 Audi RS7: Top Speed Bahnstorming in Germany! - Ignition Ep. 80
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the new Audi RS7 through
over 500 miles of German roads, including top-speed blasts on the
unrestricted Autobahn. With 560 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of
torque from its twin-turbo 4.0-liter
V-8, the RS7 eclipses even the R8's 5.2-liter V-10 in power delivery. We
find out just how monstrous the resulting acceleration is -- as well as the
top speed -- though the green countryside of southern Germany.
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BMW 330i, 325i, e46, Lower Control Arms and Tie Rods How to Change out, Repair
How to remove and replace your steering tie rod(s) and lower control arm(s)
in an e46 BMW Sport. If your BMW's front end is clunking when you hit the
brakes or your car wanders on uneven pavement, it's usually your lower
control arm ball joints (built into the lower control arm) or your control
arm bushing. Under normal driving conditions you should replace the lower
control arm bushing every 60k miles and the entire control arm and bushing
as a set every 120k miles. I also replace the steering tie rods because you
are already in the area and it provides better clearance to remove the
lower control arms. Check your tires because if your front suspension has
degraded, you probably are experiencing uneven wear in the tires. Always
wear safety glasses or goggles and gloves for protection. Always get a
proper alignment soon after this procedure.
1966 GTO: Air Ride Rear Suspension V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Installing the rear Air Ride Technologies Street
Challenge rear suspension system and Currie 9+ rear axle housing on the