May 2nd, 08, 2:06 PM
So I got my ’72 Malibu back from the shop about two days ago and it’s like driving a new car now. I had a Tom Lee 800 series steering box along with opgi’s front and rear sway bar kit (including the boxed control arm kit) installed. All of this was the finishing touches to a few other things that I’ve done to the suspension including rebuilding the front end with CPP’s kit, converting from manual drums to power discs also using CPP including 2” drop spindles, putting in Edelbrock shocks, Eibach springs, and CPP’s tubular upper control arms. All of these upgrades have stepped up my handling and ride so much that it’s unbelievable. When I bought my car about 3 years ago the suspension and handling of the car was horrible. Part of it was just the nature of the beast but other problems came from years of neglect and 35yr old technology. So after getting tired of feeling like I had no control of my car and feeling like I could wreck at any given second I did my research on this forum and elsewhere and 3 years later (and a whole lot of dollars later too!) I can finally say that I’m satisfied with my handling.:hurray: So I thought I’d just give my recipe for success to anyone else that might be trying to do the same thing.