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RBS in-limbo (from 2" choptop to 4" overall chop)
Part DUE (Build Thread continued from Part UNO HERE



RBS last ride... HERE




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RBS is going to have the suspension tweaked first on a BUDGET



Clynt torching the old rubber bushings until they smoke, burn and slip off with Patrick pulling on chain.
We do it the biker way using a chain



Last year Blair gave me the front A-arms and spindles , so I can have them all ready to go for the install.
A-arms and spindles came from Brian's ride (you know they will be fast )



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Hot damn! (Pardon the pun)

So, when are you boys putting in the new A-arms and spindles?

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Blair showed me where he takes his parts for sand blasting at U-Blast in LangleyHERE



That feels so good



This is what the parts look like when stripped to bare metal.
Got the rear knuckles from Harrison.



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Originally posted by Car-2-Lo Car-2-Lo wrote:

RBS is going to have the suspension tweaked first on a BUDGET  

That's why Johnny hired Clynt & Patty's Budget Bushing Burning Business as we work cheap (for coffee and donuts).

I'm glad Johnny didn't post the picture of me on my ass when the first bushing popped out. I was pulling pretty hard as I didn't realize it would let go completely all of a sudden!

We should probably also mention that those images of Clynt and myself are a few months old. Yes, it's been a cool wet summer, but we're not still dressing quite that warmly this July.

 

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Originally posted by Romeo Romeo wrote:

Hot damn! (Pardon the pun)


So, when are you boys putting in the new A-arms and spindles?



It looks like next week now, the front bump stops have to be shorten first.

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Gnarley. If you do it on a weekend, let this boy know. I'll stop in too.
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All parts painted for $18, (no powder coating) remember this is on a BUDGET.
Anyway RBS does not drive in the rain, she doesn't have proper boots



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Those suspension pieces turned out great! Makes me want to do the same with my car.
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Thanks Capt, your mini compressor works great with Clynt's air tools, makes job fun and fast





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Hey Johnny Boy, what do you intend to do with "the old"?
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Originally posted by Romeo Romeo wrote:

Hey Johnny Boy, what do you intend to do with "the old"?


The old coilover kit, changing to 400lb 7" springs, from 300lb 8" springs
Raise rear bump stop by Inverting bump stop plate and painted all parts black with KYBees painted Koni red



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Very nice!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Romeo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 July 2011 at 1:06am
400's should be pretty damn fun. I can't deny being a little jealous.
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UBlast was fun hey...same process when Blair helped with my suspension upgrade...looks great
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Johnny, when I dropped by yesterday with the ball joint popping tool, you were wondering where the rear camber adjustment bolts went. As this image shows, they go in the bottom hole.

I know your bolts are a bit different (I believe they're the same as what Colby got), but these are what mine look like. Yours have the eccentric on the actual shaft of the bolt, whereas these have an eccentric washer that rides against the protrusions on the strut (as in the picture above).

 

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Good job Johnny. Like the way it's going.
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Finally the rear bump-steer suspension is in   http://westshorefabricators.com/Fiero/Fiero-bump-steer.htm

Fred (my brother-in-law at 84) helping me out installing (PAINTED ) Koni red struts.
Just have to slip on brakes next. As you can see in pic I've taken off all wheel well liners and later will be cutting wheel fender about 1"higher.



Dog in pic: I'm baby sitting Clarence ( my daughter's dog ) again


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Patrick, these are the bolts you saw yesterday and I had them about 5 years now, I don't know how they work, maybe the wrong bolts?
So I put on the old ones for now, where can I get those camber bolts you and Colby have ?

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