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Post  bugdust on 2009-05-04, 00:15

My 67 daily driver...a 20 footer



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Post  bugdust on 2009-05-08, 19:21

Well, my 67 is now down in the back and has a 4" beam and drop spindles in the front. I traded the stock tires/wheels off the 67 for the beam drum-to-drum, spindles and all. Well...the beam is not quite right.




You can see in this pic that the left front wheel is cambered out at the top.

I jacked it up and put the concentric adjusters facing forward (they were both wrong) but it didn't fix it. The car has too much toe-in and only turns left a little, but turns right quite a bit. The tie-rods are obviously out of whack. I had a buddy put it all in since I was already helping another buddy do his ghia...trying to get ready for the Jax GTG tomorrow. I don't know what happened but I'm going to fix it all next week. It can be driven tomorrow but after that it has to come apart again. :yelling: I'd like to mess with it tonight but my wife is working and I have the kids. Plus, I've been in the shop most of the day...I'm ready to kick back a little.
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Post  Admin on 2009-05-08, 23:35

let me know what you find out with the camber up front mine is doing the same thing \ / instead of / \ some one told me to just turn the tie rods in and that will fix it but IDK...

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Post  bugdust on 2009-05-09, 00:16

From the front mine looks like l /, from the top it looks like l /, so my left front wheel is leaning out at the top and in in the front. I turned the camber adjustment pieces so they both point to the front of the car. The notch on the left one was facing the inside of the car, the notch on the right one was facing the right wheel. Both face forward now so I'll know tomorrow if that helped. I'll shorten my left tie-rod in the morning and that should fix the steering issues I hope.
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Post  bugdust on 2009-05-09, 11:11

I shortened the left tie-rod and got it back in. It helped everything a lot. The car steers better now. Adjusting the camber helped but the left front wheel is still leaning out at the top but not as bad. I didn't make it to the Jax Bch show today for a couple of reasons. Mostly, my riding buddy's ghia had an issue. My 67 is too low, scrapes everywhere, front end feels loose, feels like wheels will fall off when turning...just took away all my confidence in trusting this as a driver. It's parked until I get time to sort it out myself.
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Post  Admin on 2009-05-09, 22:58

Sorry to hear that!! missing a show really bites ass, but better safe than sorry! right, good to hear that you got the steering somewhat back on track tho... Im in Indiana tonight so I still wont be able to look at mine for a couple more weeks yet then I gotta rush to get the truck packed to move to Florida,

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Post  bugdust on 2009-05-17, 16:15

My new favorite pic...why is the right side chopped off?


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Post  Admin on 2009-05-17, 22:03

Not chopped on my side scratch

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Post  bugdust on 2009-05-17, 23:24

It's missing half the front end here?? scratch Here's the link
http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif
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Post  Admin on 2009-05-17, 23:40

scratch scratch scratch scratch that link shows me full pic, wait a min.. do you have one of those lil computers with a tiny screen??? Laughing because I show full pic!!!

and by the way it is a really good pic!!! Twisted Evil

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Post  bugdust on 2009-05-17, 23:42

I guess I do if you call a 24" LCD a tiny screen? confused
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Post  Admin on 2009-05-17, 23:59

Shocked ok well now my 17 inch screen feels small Sad

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Post  bugdust on 2009-05-18, 17:39

OK, that's odd. All my other pics show up fine in this thread. The last one does not. I went to work today and the last one was fine on my old 20" crt monitor there. I'm back home on my 24" and it's cropped again. scratch
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Post  Admin on 2009-05-18, 21:32

I.D.K. somethin is funked up on your side Shocked

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