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  • Miiiiiiint
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    -Joel
    1995 Z28 M6 - AI226/234 - autocross ricer
    1984 Scottsdale K10 - 305/4bbl/4spd


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    • Originally posted by JoeliusZ28 View Post
      Miiiiiiint
      You know it - and perhaps even more today!

      Got the remainder of the steering linkage out (breaking it free from the pitman arm was a bit of a ***** - had to use the leverage from the entirely disconnected center link to finally pop it out), got the new stuff guesstimated (the tie rod assemblies) and installed. Also installed the new sway bar.

      So, aside from a couple minor things, the front end is all done! Those "minor" things are having to wait until the front end is back on the ground to torque the sway bar end links and, before that...putting one more zerk fitting into the center link - one of the included ones did not have any threads. So I need to get one sent to me, I can put that in, put the wheels and tires back on, drop it down, torque the lugs and torque the end links. I also need to grease the ball joints - I'm not sure my grease gun is sealing properly to the zerk fitting to put grease into the ball joint, instead just oozing it out of the side of the zerk fitting where the connection to the grease gun is. I think I also need to tighten the lock nuts on the tie rod sleeves, as well.

      Anyway, I'm pretty damn happy with the progress, especially with how little progress happened in the last month.

      Steering linkage removed:


      Old and new steering linkage compared:




      New steering components installed:



      New and old sway bar - 1 1/8" vs 1 3/8":



      New sway bar installed - basically wraps up the front end:



      Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

      "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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      • Man, you're really going to enjoy the difference these parts are going to make...especially the shocks and sway bars.
        DynoDave
        POCI # 72200



        1988 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

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        • Well I had the shocks before...but with sagging springs, it's not like they did much. I cannot wait to drive the car (once it has the proper alignment, obviously), like you said - it's going to be night and day!
          Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

          "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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          • Sweet, Proforged is sending me another zerk fitting today. Great customer service!
            Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

            "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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            • Got the replacement zerk fittings (they sent me two) yesterday - and three stickers!!! Stickers are very important. Based on the overall product quality, and the customer service I recieved, definitely would recommend their products.

              Sunday I am free, so I can get the front end all finished up and back on the ground, then start working on the rear end.
              Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

              "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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              • .............I hate when my work browser won't allow pictures to load. Sounds like you're making progress Kyle.
                West Michigan Pontiac Club



                "A Camaro looks like it can kick your a**, a Trans Am is coming over to do it"

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                • Yeah, a lot of them are pulled off FB - they'll show up for me, but not always work for everyone. They used to work, but then they changed the linking scheme and screwed it all up.

                  I need to see if Amazon Prime's photo hosting works for this purpose...
                  Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

                  "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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                  • Like the photos in #362...those are from FB? I don't have FB, but I can see them.
                    DynoDave
                    POCI # 72200



                    1988 Pontiac Trans Am WS6

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                    • Yup, those are all FB!
                      Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

                      "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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