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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Dec 5th, 09, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Another '72 Chassis Build

It seems there are always a few threads running on chassis rebuilds. I always enjoy taking a look to see what others are doing and steal their ideas. After this weekend, we are finally in a position to share our build. It's a start...

The Before:



The After:












Here is the rundown for the suspension;

Front
SpeedTech Tubular Control arms
QA1 Coil-over conversion
Right Stuff Stock height Spindles
Wilwood 4-Piston Disc (Drilled/Slotted) Brakes
UMI Performance Sway Bar
AGR 12:1 Steering Box

Rear
UMI Performance tubular lower control arms
UMI adjustable upper control arms
UMI control arm reinforcers
BMR 2" drop coil springs
QA1 adjustable shocks
UMI Performance Sway Bar
Wilwood 4-Piston Disc Disc (Drilled/Slotted) w/e-brake

There are some things we would do differently, but I don't think it looks too bad as is and should perform well.

-Doug


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Looks great.
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Thanks Thomas... It's a work in process.

-Doug


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The new brake lines arrived today. Not quite as plug and play as I thought, but with some maniulating I think I can get them in place. Something is wrong with the front-to-back line though. The fitting on the line is way smaller than the output on the proportion valve. I'll give Todd or Bear a call tomorrow and see if we can get it figured out. - Doug


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Re: Another '72 Chassis Build

Doug, I have seen two sizes on the proportion valve. I have the the smaller one on my car and a replacement one I got had the larger fitting. I went with the smaller one so I could hook up my brake lines. You could install a reducer at the valve to fit the brake line. Also your frame looks great.
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Doug, I have seen two sizes on the proportion valve. I have the the smaller one on my car and a replacement one I got had the larger fitting. I went with the smaller one so I could hook up my brake lines. You could install a reducer at the valve to fit the brake line. Also your frame looks great.
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Thanks Ray. I'll see if I can pickup a reducer and finish the mock-up. I'm wishing I had gone with the more original line configuration with the proportioning valve on the frame, but it will work and should give a little extra room for the headers.

Thanks again,
Doug


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