At the Jack Daniels GTG in Fair Lawn, NJ.
Nickie Pags photo
So on the last drive out to Volksfest (PA), I loaded up the square with a bunch of equipment which made the ride be noticeably bouncier so I decided to pick up some of those monroe 5752's some recommend on here.
Since the metal sleeves needed to be reused, I took them to a friend of mine that has access to a press. This is the result... craptastic... the rubber was so old and hard that removal caused the metal to be torn up.
So I went to Home Depot and picked up 3/8" plumber piping. In this case, I bought a couple of 6" lengths and trimmed them down to fit with a pipe cutter. I'd suggest taking these somewhere to get cut for you due to the time involed.
Here are a couple of shots of the metal sleeves once they were pressed in (with a hammer on a wood block). I think it turned out pretty good and it is at the very least another option for you guys that have no access to a press.
Quote, originally posted by wahlers » Next time you need a press, let me know...
I may be calling you from 7 to 10 business days. I have new shocks for the back on their way. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] The Monroes are too short for the 8" wide tires.
A little weeknight project
I was torn between straight up red and something more orange. I was happy to find this pimenta color at Sears hardware. You can see that it isn't quite red by comparing it to the red box on the lower left hand part of the shot. This was taken when they were still wet but you get the diea.
And one where the paint is dry. The camera fired the flash so you can see that its a satin color. And yes, I shined up the tires for the pic.
I think the reddish orange will look pretty good with the blue paint. At least I hope.
Quote, originally posted by DasVolks » Ok, so Im new in this thread... and to each his own... but that car was gorgeous, did you really paint on it? Why the orange wheels?
The numbers are photoshopped. The orange wheels are temporary. I'm just having fun with it.