Sweet, building a 67 myself. Interested to see what mounts you use and also how that 4L80E fits in the tunnel!
Well the project has been moving mighty slow but there has been some progress. I've decided to change my choices a little.
For frame boxing I used the inner sections out of a damaged El Camino frame. Kind of like the FX kit so it should be at least as strong if not stronger. I also used the rear sections from ABC Performance. At this point the frame is pretty rigid.
- Mini tubs (should have decided this before I put new inner fenders in)
- 275/35/18 up front and 335/30/18 out back (gotta love them big tires)
- T56 Magnum (gotta have the man pedal)
- Magnacharger (I told my brother when I was 14 I wanted to blow the car)
- DSE suspension - dual adjustable coil overs front and rear
- Wilwood brakes 14" front 13" rear
Here's some shots of where I'm at on it. Should get the body back from the media blasters this week.
I bought the 335s from a guy on the pro-touring site that decided he wanted to go to 19" for his Trans-Am. He is out of Canada so I got stuck with shipping + duties. They were a little expensive but I really like the tread pattern plus they are new and never mounted.Awesome list, I will be watching for sure! Where did you find the 335/18 KDW's? They have been impossible to get for some time.
What size wheel and back spacing do you have for the front and how are you getting a tire that wide to clear? My 17x8 with 4.5" bs and a 255/50 rubbed the top inner fender on the outside edge close to where the outer fender ties to it. My car was about 2-2.5" lower than stock at the time.I bought the 335s from a guy on the pro-touring site that decided he wanted to go to 19" for his Trans-Am. He is out of Canada so I got stuck with shipping + duties. They were a little expensive but I really like the tread pattern plus they are new and never mounted.
Also, I had a set of 285/40/18 and 255/40/18 KDWs that I bought off of craigslist locally for the car. Initially I was going to use the 255s for the front so I wanted the rears to match them. After getting the 335s and doing more research (especially Tom's '66), I decided to move to the 275/35/18s for the front.
I guess after selling the 285s and 255s I didn't come out so bad.
I haven't ran them but I'm basing this on a couple of others (It seems like 1 was an El Camino and the other was a '66 or '67 running 275s all the way around) and on Tom's 66 - "front: 18x9.5" with 6.5" BS with a 275/35-18. If we had it to do over again and Vintage Wheel Works offered it, we would go with a 9" on the front with a 6" or 5.75" BS. Right now I have a small amount of rubbing on the anti-swaybar at full turn. We're also running a splined anti-swaybar which gives us a little more clearance than a standard tubular bent bar. We also had to run a 1/8" spacer for our wheels to clear the C5/Baer brake calipers."What size wheel and back spacing do you have for the front and how are you getting a tire that wide to clear? My 17x8 with 4.5" bs and a 255/50 rubbed the top inner fender on the outside edge close to where the outer fender ties to it. My car was about 2-2.5" lower than stock at the time.
In the rear I am banking a 20x10 and a 275/35 is the best size unless you mini tub it.
How much does the wilwood brakes set the wheel out from the stock setting?I'm thinking about getting a WheelFit tool before ordering wheels to ensure clearance since the Wilwood brakes add a little to the track width.
Chuck, .38 per side. I'm assuming the DSE drop spindles won't change the track width. For the front Aero 6 with 14" rotors and for the rear Superlite 4R with 12.88 rotors. I had them swap out the calipers from what they show online to configure it for a manual brake setup. I received the rear setup earlier this week and hopefully will get the fronts along with the MC/prop valve kit before long. I ended up going with Wilwood because the appear to need the least amount of clearance for the caliper from the wheel mounting surface. Originally I was going to use the C6 brakes from Kore3 but noticed how much clearance they needed for the caliper. Also Wilwood appears to make a good product based on the posts I read and in looking at the rear set. I must admit Baer's look to be a work of art if I compare some of the Willwod pieces to the Baer pics. Especially the backing plate for the e-brake.How much does the wilwood brakes set the wheel out from the stock setting?
Which wilwood setup are you using?
Mike, I was looking at your build post and all I can say is wow.... I wish I had your skills (and equipment)...Body doesn't look that bad. I love 67's. Keep up the progress.
I use a manual booster on my race truck. It slows me down just fine plus I don't have any clutter. I'll end up doing the same on my 65 build.