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post #31 of 106 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 15, 4:45 PM Thread Starter
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went with the cooper cobra RWL 15 inch tires.

one of the rear tires showed up damaged, they replaced, so now they are all mounted on the Corvette 15x8.

I have made a deal for some AG 15x7 Corvette rally. They need to be blasted so it might be a week or so until they are on the front. These are different hence cooler LOL in that the BS is only 3.75 vs. 4.25 for the FW 71up version. and I read that I can reuse my same trim ring. We'll see lol




215/70 15 ft/ 255 60 15 rr/

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Very nice El Camino!!

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here's the AG wheels before blast and argent silver powdercoat.

because they are only 3.75 BS the 15x8 trim ring DOES fit the AG wheel as you can see......its a bit DEEP but totally usable on these 15x7. I may swap for the smaller ring just to help with the staggered look......but lets get these mounted first LOL


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One warning about the Craftec cover. They are very adamant in the instructions to NOT use any vinyl 'conditioner' on it. JUST soap and water.
Well I thought I was smarter and used a marine vinyl conditioner on the 2 year old Craftec cover on my 94 4x4. Went to crap the next summer (albeit were talking AZ 115į desert summer here)

I put a replacement on and it's lasted 5 years and still looks great using,,, JUST SOAP AND WATER!! I know this is hard for us 'real men',, but the instructions really do know what the heck they are talking about there!! (LOL)


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One warning about the Craftec cover. They are very adamant in the instructions to NOT use any vinyl 'conditioner' on it. JUST soap and water.
Well I thought I was smarter and used a marine vinyl conditioner on the 2 year old Craftec cover on my 94 4x4. Went to crap the next summer (albeit were talking AZ 115į desert summer here)

I put a replacement on and it's lasted 5 years and still looks great using,,, JUST SOAP AND WATER!! I know this is hard for us 'real men',, but the instructions really do know what the heck they are talking about there!! (LOL)
Thanks a bunch Marv. I did like most and threw the instructions and paperwork in the trash I did use a bit of Adams VRT at a car sow 2 weeks ago but the next week I noticed it didnt soak in NOR dry. So I took some 10% All Purpose Cleaner and removed all that stuff. Hopefully I didnt harm it/ Time will tell.

BTW I have looked at your stable and all I can say is WOW

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ok got 85% done. and we did get the new wheel bearings in.

I installes:
Original C code A Arms with new bushings.
Moog Ball Joints 5108 5103
KYB Gas Adjust shocks KYB KG4513
BellTech Stock height springs 5828
PST Steering kit: Idler Arm, Inner Tie Rod Ends, Outer Tie Rod Ends, Tie Rod Sleeves, Center Link.
Hellwig 55703 Sway bar.
Timken Front wheel bearings and seal


I still need to:

final tightening
add some grease fittings
add some cotter pins
install sway bar
grease everything

eventually alignment.....


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ok the front is done:

69SS C Code A Arms, Powder Coat GM Black, New rubber bumpers.
AC Delco Professional Rubber Bushings.
Moog Upper/Lower Ball Joints.
BellTech Stock Height Springs.
KYB Gas-A-Just Shocks.
PST Idler Arm, Center Link, Tie Rod Ends and Sleeves.
Hellwig 1 5/16 Sway Bar and Links.
Timken Font Inner/Outer Bearings/Race/Seal









the old.......


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ok had an alignment today.

the result:


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You are going to love how that big front sway bar handles.
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Oh I cant wait

I am not sure if I will drive it as is for this weekend

OR

rip into the rear:

BellTech Stock Height rear springs
KYB Gas-a-Just rear shocks
Boxed Upper and Lower Arms Moog Bushings
F41 rear bars
Hellwig rear sway bar

WooHoo

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ok i did a bit of research.....i know nothing about the specs and didnt really think about them until now.

the consensus seems to be something like this:
with stock arms modern tires
Caster: +2.5 driver, +2.75 passenger
Camber: -0.25 both sides
Toe: 1/16 in on each side for total of 1/8


I called the place and they said "we'll align it any way you want if you are paying"

so I am bringing it back next week.

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ok had an alignment today.

the result:


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today I was alone so I didnt want to get into too much trouble so it was

rear kyb gas-a-just and Belltech stock height springs.

i drove it about 10 miles when finished;i think we're getting there.......




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Outstanding thread. Nice Elky

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i found a few pics of the seatbelt install I never posted........

the belts with the date code labels

installed


the upper mount.....i was able to reuse my blue plastic anchor cover.....they supply a black one but using the original made more sense.

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too cold no touch....plus Tuesday we got about 15 inches of snow.....


but I did find an Original Dealer emblem.



will use some 3m tape to mount it.

got this too


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