need pics mang!!!
All right so The Beam is in the car and everything in the area has been cleaned up and replaced New Master cylinder new brake lines hard and soft new fuel line.
The problem is shes now too low for my balloon 165 tires so I still cant go any where. No turning radius at all!
I ordered some 135's today so hopefully I'll be rollin soon
Oh yeah I had bad luck with J bugs they sent me the wrong brake lines and a bum master cylinder any one else had any problems with them?
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Last edited by sethbilodeau; 09-18-2011 at 08:35 AM.
On the first install, "One click" wasn't low enough, even with the adjuster screw adjusted all the way down, my screw adjustment preset could have been off on this first try, too...:
"Two clicks" & some screw adjusting got me in this range:
I used a longer adjuster screw (about 1" longer than the one that comes with them....that way I could set them lower than I thought was "practical", and have enough to adjust UP from there. ) w/ subtle tweaks over the years:
(yeah, needs to go in the "Before & After" thread!!!
Nice, that is the stance I'm shooting for. I love the look of stock smoothies on a properly lowered car I just need to find 2 more decent ones. I got some Ranger tire paint but am reluctant to use it for rear of it not looking right. Is that what you used or are those porta walls?
The Front end is done! Its up all the way right now. I think I'll mess with it after I get the rear down some. Sand blasted and painted the front smoothies and just picked up another set that I sand blasted today. New hub cap clips should be here on friday so I might just be rollin in style by the weekend. Until then drag racer style! 135 R15 nankangs up front 16580R15 kumhos in the rear(I have 4 and they came new with the car).
I finished the rear end and found two more smoothies that I sand blasted and painted with new clips and hub caps I think they came out pretty damn good.
I reindexed the rear the same amount down on both sides. Im guessing two outer splines, I did it by measuring off the body mounts down to the spring plate on both sides. Notched the spring plate just incase and have it adjusted all the way up in the pictures above. So I can drop the front 4" more than I have it and the rear another 2" if I want. I'm pretty happy with the stance as it is right now but I'm sure I'll still tinker with it
I put the Bug away for the winter today I'm thinking of pulling the Body off the pan and sending it out to get blasted and Sprayed. I got a baseline quote of $3500 to start depending on what is revealed by the blasting. I know the passenger rear in front of the wheel well was replaced at some time so the shop is anticipating some time there. Other than that though the car was from California and seems completely solid. Does this seem like a reasonable quote? Does any one know of a good shop in the Northeast so I can possibly get a few quotes?
That doesn't sound terrible actually. When I got my 4runner painted from a friends body shop. I got a deal at 1500 with no body work. Plan for the worst though as far as rust. That way if your wrong you'll at least be pleasantly surprised. See if doing any prep work for them can get you a lower price too. good luck!
sent from my incredible2
I pulled the engine last weekend and sent it out to be rebuilt. 40hp parts are hard to come by I've spoken with wolfgang international and vintage parts inc and they are both out of stock. Any other distributers that have rebuilt heads for 40hp engines that people have used?
Pics of my buddies car that I'm helping him finish so you don't get bored
engine pics to come!
Man, your car is perfect!
Enjoyed reading through the thread, too.
I am looking for one just like that right now.
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