sup with that fender vent, taking things from nthusiastt's build?
Today I pulled the coil overs out to free them up - they were totally seized thanks to many Indiana/Michigan winters. The fronts went fine but the perches for the rear are rusted out bad . Here is a pic with the front lowered about where I want to keep it - hunting down rear perches begins now. Maybe I'll keep this sweet raked look...
Here's what's left of my right rear spring perch.
I was able to save mine by cutting off the backing plate (so only the outer U shape was left), grinding it all down and welding a new sheet metal back on it. Ground the welds, and hit it all with rubberized rocker guard to seal it all up before putting it back in.
Your's might be a little far gone for that.
Last edited by Mk2Reverie; 02-05-2012 at 02:54 PM.
Tonight we started to begin to save the rear spring perches - I couldn't justify $300.00 each for those things.
We started with this:
I ground out all the deteriorated/rusted metal and taped off where to cut a line:
Got it to this point:
Then we cut out a piece of steel to spot weld back in place:
We will back in the shop on Thursday night to weld them in place - Then I can see what the stance will look like after lowering the coilovers
Thanks for the tip Angrypanda!