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  1. 1971 Suspension replacement/upgrade

    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...
  2. Trying to lift my 72 a few inches

    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...
  3. Front steering/suspension complete

    Front steering/suspension complete

  4. Boxing Rear Lower Control Arms

    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. 84 upper control arm shaft

    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. 1976 suspension overhaul

    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. Big Hulking ******* suspension upgrades

    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. Tighten up the ride

    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. Finished paint, wheels, suspension

    Document your restorations and modifications
    So far so good..
  10. 1969 Camino next build; rear end & tire size concerns

    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. steering slop

    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. Free dropped rear coil springs

    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. Want the elco a lil' bit taller

    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. Mixed up new tie rods

    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. Front sway bar upgrades?

    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. Biggest backspacing on a 65? 5-3/4???

    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. Trailer Towing?

    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. 79 lifting question

    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...
  19. 5th Gen sport suspension kit?

    Suspension & Steering
    Hey everybody, I'm a little new at this so i apologize if I'm a little slow at first. when I was 16 (I'm still pretty young) I got a 1985 el camino as my first car. I've been driving it for the last few years and I love it, but i would really enjoy being able to redo the front suspension...
  20. Handling improvement and lowering on a budget

    Suspension & Steering
    I'm working on rebuilding and outfitting my '79 El Camino for the GRM challenge, which involves running it in both an autocross race as well as a standard 1/4 mile drag race- all on a shoestring (roughly $2k, including buying the car...) budget. As such, I'm looking for all the tips I can get...