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Old 11-26-2018, 12:01 PM   #16
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Bearing Hub and cap

It took a little time but I was able to coat the front bearing hub and bearing cap.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:03 PM   #17
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Final Assembly

I was able to get it all back to together. This assembly is really heavy once the rotor is on there. now i need to find a rotor runout tool to verify the tolerances.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:10 PM   #18
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Old 01-02-2019, 03:00 PM   #19
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I took a little time off during the holidays but I did start on the Control Arms. The control arms had some really bad pitting. It took 3 coats of powder to smooth them out.
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Old 01-02-2019, 07:29 PM   #20
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Upper Control Arms Powder Coated

Upper Control Arms Powder Coated.
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:01 PM   #21
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Ball Joints and Bushings

I had to purchase a bushing installation tool since I could not find one locally to rent. I ordered the Moog ball joints and Energy suspension bushings.
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Old 02-05-2019, 03:02 PM   #22
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Control and parts

parts before install.
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Old 03-03-2019, 07:28 PM   #23
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I’m finally getting to start on the lower control arms. I decided to touch up the welds since at least one of them was noticeabley cracked. I am also boxing in some of the control arm to add strength.
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Old 03-03-2019, 07:29 PM   #24
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Lower control arm
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Old 03-03-2019, 07:30 PM   #25
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Lower control arm - top
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:28 PM   #26
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C3 front end

rhhiii, I'm a little late to the party but I did a complete rebuild on my 81 a while back. Similarly to what you did I stripped everything down for powder coating and all new parts. The project is a frame off resto mod. In this forum it's the one titled "Another LS3 T-56 Swap into 1981 C3". I documented most of the process in the forum so might be interesting to compare notes.



I wound up with all powder coated components, new Moog everything, rebuilt (by me) pwr steering valve, replated disc shields, the works. Then, like often happens, I decided to go a different direction with the front end. I switched to a Steeroids R and P with Shark Bite upper A arms. I thought I'd try the stock lower arms but it wouldn't surprise me if I wind up with the Shark Bite lower A arms with coil overs.


Anyway, your work is looking very good, congrats on spotting the cracked weld! If you decide to go in that direction feel free to ask me about things I ran into with the R&P and upper A arms, there were a couple of things.


The other thing is that I wound up with a couple boxes of freshly powder components with new unused Moog components, some pwr steering stuff unused, and so on. If any of the stuff would be a help just let me know, just taking up shelf space right now!


Keep up the good work!
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Old 03-04-2019, 07:18 AM   #27
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Lower Control Arms

Thanks zimmej51!


I really want to use the stock control arms since I spent all my budget on the Van Steel coil overs for the rear.


I will be researching your post later today to see what you accomplished and learned.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:31 AM   #28
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zimmej51 Moog Parts

What kind of Moog parts do you have? I just installed Moog upper and lower ball joints along with some energy suspension control arm bushings.
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