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Quick Tech: Box Your Arms V8TV

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.


 


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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.





1966 GTO Part 7: Chassis Modifications V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Part of our 1966 GTO's plan includes a killer suspension system and a beefed-up chassis to support it, so we disassembled the stock stuff, popped the body off the frame, and went to town. First, the GTO's skeleton was media blasted clean of all rust, scale, and old paint. Next, we fabbed up some supports and TIG welded in some plate steel to box up the originally open frame rails for strength. Then we began to test fit the Air Ride Technologies Street Challenge suspension system... more on this later, but it's the key to making this old Goat handle like a new 'Vette!





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.





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 restoration.





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 ~ Prep ~ 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 Drifters!





Control Arm Jig Assembly
http://www.jefflilly.com At Jeff Lilly Restorations we specialize in building Hot Rods and Auto Restoration of all makes and models. View our channel for more technique videos!





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.





TIG Welding 4130 Chrome-moly Tubing
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homemade press , Pressing in control arm bushings
New video here Removing wheel bearings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfYIhzbv8Ro . 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN5KcTr4bQs - 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 work. Home made





After the lower control arm install. Launching at 2200 RPM.
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Control Arm Bushings Rear 1966 Chevelle
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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.





BMR Fabrication Lower control arms S197 Mustang
Here Power TV installs and reviews our billet lower control arms and control arm relocation brackets for the S197 Mustang GT. As you can see in the video 60fts went from 2.20s stock to a 1.85 on the first pass! Also wheel hop was totally eliminated! If you're interested in purchasing these parts for your S197 Mustang GT here are the part numbers: ACA004 (control arms) CAB005 (relocation brackets)





How To Remove Control Arm Bushings
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