Go back to that junk fastback and get those rear pop outs! The molding looks in good shape too.
Rare now and they make driving with the windows down so much better
Thought I'd clean up the front apron a bit since it was the ugliest part of the car. This is the before
And the marginally better after. I'm not too worried about it since you'd practically have to be on your knees to see under there.
Thought I'd do a bit more polishing. This is what Meguiars M105 on a rotary buffer at about 1500 rpm gets you.
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Took the fender off to get to the spray paint. Happy to find the inside of the fender is in pretty good shape; dirty, but in good shape.
A little all purpose cleaner and a steel wool pad and the paint is gone. That line is where, somewhere in its life, a PO didn't bother removing the fenders for a respray. Alas, its all clean now. I'll polish it next and get the other fender ready to go on.
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Took the driver's side apart including the pop outs. I couldn't get to the spray paint otherwise. I'll be ordering new vent seals. You can see the rear apron "before" on the lower right there.
And after about an hour of cleaning off all of the sealant and scrubbing the spray paint off.
Touched up the rear apron. Its still ugly as all hell but at least it matches now.
And a little video of the walk-around:
Put the new torsion bars on yesterday. Based on the side-by-side, I was a little apprehensive about them being the correct fitment but they dropped right in. Thanks Bob for replying to my message.
I had cans of undercoating and high temp black Rustoleum so I thought I'd neaten up the suspension bits so it didn't look so shabby.
Here is a profile pic of the camber angle. Its not at all severe and I still have a nice tire patch on the ground since the wheels are 8" wide
And the best part, no rubbing (as of now). I know its going to settle but I'll deal with that when that happens.
Last edited by RafCarre12; 02-16-2013 at 10:01 AM.
i fugging love sway away torsions. we upgraded a certain low rider with them and gawd damn did it make a huge difference over stock. it rode better and bottomed out a hell of a lot less as a result.
what size are those? the 27's? we did the 30's and it didn't settle very much at all.
i'm for sure upgrading the puny set in my oval to something a bit beefier after seeing the results of them firsthand
this beast of yours has come a long way and is looking most proper i must say