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  1. Suspension & Steering
    I'm new to suspension setups but I really want an aggressive-looking, nose-down rake on my 84 Elky when all is said and done. I'm looking at suspension kits (this thing's so full of rust I may have to replace it all anyway) and it looks like generally speaking any height adjustment is targeted...
  2. Suspension & Steering
    Hey all, I have a 1971 El Camino that I'm currently using as a primary car and trying to restore. I need to replace my suspension soon (have been replacing ball joints and shocks over past year and all rubber is now shot). So I need to basically replace all the bushings and the rest of the ball...
  3. Suspension & Steering
    So, I'm looking to get a 2"-3" lift on my 72 base El Camino. Nothing crazy, just trying to clear some good A/T tires to give it a bit of a rally look. I'm hoping to either do taller springs or spring spacers, but I'm having a hell of a time finding what in looking for. Hoping to get some answers...
  4. Suspension & Steering
    Hey all, My '80 plain jane 'Camino has some VERY rusty lower-rear-control arms and I can see (and hear when driving) that those bushings are terrible. The lower control arms themselves are incredibly rusty and sloughing large flakes of material. I decided to address this problem sooner rather...
  5. Suspension & Steering
    I have an 84 el camino. I am puttin new bushings in the upper control arm. The shaft has a washer on it that goes inboard of the bushings. I can't remember if the washer goes on the forward or aft end of the shaft. Any help is much appreciated.
  6. Suspension & Steering
    Hey fellas, just seeing if anyone has any tips. I want to freshen basically all of my suspension with all new parts within budget. Any idea of certain parts that you love that I should buy as well? I want to lower overall about two inches, and I want it to be much stiffer. Any help would be...
  7. Suspension & Steering
    So, I'm planning on putting in a 4 link suspension setup in the rear, throwing some big ole disc brakes on all 4 corners, and some other goodies and goodness in there. :nanawrench: Not sure what to do/where to go with the front end suspension. Hotchkis seems awful light on parts for it. Any ideas?
  8. Suspension & Steering
    So I finally got to the point in my rebuild/mod where I was able to drive my 81 around the block a few times. I have owned the cruck for 6 months and this is this first time I have driven it. :nanawrench: I really doubt if this cruck has been on the road for more than 10 years. It felt really...
  9. Document your restorations and modifications
    So far so good..
  10. Wheels & Tires
    I'm currently looking for my second 3rd generation El Camino to do a full custom build on. Basically, I'm going for a pro touring/road trip style build. (aluminum LS motor, t56 trans, performance mods, suspension mods, creature comforts, etc) I'm wondering, what is the absolute biggest tire...
  11. Suspension & Steering
    So on my dream machine list, a fully redone suspension is already present. What isn't present is a way to improve the actual steering of the car. My elky has some definite slop in the steering wheel. What can I do to eliminate the slop and improve the actual steering of the vehicle (excluding...
  12. Suspension & Steering
    I just purchased a BMR set of dropped springs, front and rear. Installed the rear springs today. Still doing the tubular a arm conversion and steering work so I'm waiting to do the front. Anyway, I don't know what was on the car before, if it was factory or not. I do know that it sat one inch...
  13. Suspension & Steering
    I am 17 just bought my first car/truck a 1980 el camino and have started a restomod on it. It is sitting kind of low and I need to know if just throwing some shocks and springs under it will lift it? Im looking to get about 2.5 to 3 inches taller. Any info would be appreciated! :dontknow:
  14. Suspension & Steering
    Hello Everyone, Well I just purchased a complete front end kit for my 67 el camino. I took all the tie rods out of the packages and walked away, when I came back I forgot which ones where the inner and which ones where the outer. How can I figure out which ones are which. Any help is...
  15. Suspension & Steering
    Starting this Friday ( 5-25-12 ), Pick and Pull is having their 1/2 off the entire yard sale! Four day run, and I thought it would be a good time to make a visit. I'd like to replace the front sway bar, and upgrade my front end. Perhaps front springs as well. I'm aware of diameter(s) in...
  16. Wheels & Tires
    I have a 65 elcamino, stock drum brakes all around. I am converting the front to power disc and tubular upper/lower control arms, but the rear will remain stock drums. I am having some rally wheels made with custom backspacing for the rear so i can fit as much tire back there as possible. I...
  17. Suspension & Steering
    So I sold my 1972 Chevy pickup truck a few days ago, it got only 10 mpg on premium fuel. However, I used it for towing the car trailer with 3,500 Lb or less vehicles. Just ate too much fuel, and seldom used. I was thinking that I could either buy a newer pickup, or set up my 1987 El Camino for...
  18. Suspension & Steering
    i just got a new engine put in, and it seems to be weighing the front end down more. The front tires rub the car when i hit a bump. when the tires bump the car, the car swerves. I am pretty much clueless when it comes to what i should do. How should i lift the car so that the tires dont rub. I...
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