Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ

Board index » TECHNICAL » Suspension Technical




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:15 pm 
Offline
Pro Stocker
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:07 pm
Posts: 1903
Location: Hatfield PA Nort O Philly
I checked the one on this site but it is small.

When I resize it, it is too blurry.

Looking for something that will fill a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet.

_________________
ImageImageImage


Last edited by shotgun on Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:17 pm 
Offline
Frequent Racer
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:02 am
Posts: 373
Location: Delhi Ontario,Canada
try this

Image

Image

if not..shoot me your email and I'll sent it to ya

_________________
~ John ~

79 Malibu Classic Landau
Factory 4 Speed
357
4:11 9" Rearend
Muncie close ratio


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:50 pm 
Offline
Pro Stocker
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:07 pm
Posts: 1903
Location: Hatfield PA Nort O Philly
Thanks, that worked. Here is what I wanted it for.

Any chance you have a 3/4 line view of the body. I would like to do one with the body braces also?

As you can tell from the pics below, I found a nice line drawing but would really like a 3/4 if anyone has one

Thanks again

Image

_________________
ImageImageImage


Last edited by shotgun on Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:50 pm 
Offline
MalibuRacing Junkie
User avatar

Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:59 pm
Posts: 4157
Location: Upstate NY
Could a mod please make these diagrams a sticky!

_________________
'78 bu, 350/380hp, M-21. Now with a GN 3.42 rear and Detroit Tru-Trac, 18x9.5" wheels on all four corners with 275/35/18's, grey bucket seat Monte interior


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:24 pm 
Offline
Pro Stocker
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:07 pm
Posts: 1903
Location: Hatfield PA Nort O Philly
Don't sticky it yet, not done.

Here are the body braces.


Image

_________________
ImageImageImage


Last edited by shotgun on Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:36 pm 
Offline
Pro Stocker
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:07 pm
Posts: 1903
Location: Hatfield PA Nort O Philly
This was kinda tricky. I think I got both the frame and the body sized right.

I forgot to add a legend for the Body braces but I think everyone know what they are by now.

Image

_________________
ImageImageImage


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:08 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:15 pm
Posts: 14755
Location: Catalina, AZ
This is quite cool :D Was there an actual shop manual that showed the layout of the braces? I have a '78 manual so I don't know for sure.

_________________
Image
MR.com Facebook page
'92 Sierra - EBL/TBI-fed Vortec 383/700R4/3.08
'87 Fiero GT - 2.8/5-speed
'78 Malibu - Vortec 350/4-speed (for now)


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:13 pm 
Offline
Pro Stocker

Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:12 am
Posts: 1874
Location: erie,pa
what exactly do you do to push the body up from the frame to get the body mounts on??

_________________
Image

member of NAAWP National Association for the Advance of White People.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:14 am 
Offline
Pro Stocker
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:07 pm
Posts: 1903
Location: Hatfield PA Nort O Philly
I use wood. One long 4x4 and a stack 6" 2x4s.

It is best to use 2 floor jacks.

I run the 4x4 next to the frame and use 2x4 as spacers to hit the floor bracing. You are trying to spread the load over a large area and lift evenly.

The floor will crush if you just stick a floor jack under it and go.

Just take your time and apply a little common sense and it is not a bad job, atleast until a bolt snaps. :x

_________________
ImageImageImage


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:19 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:15 pm
Posts: 14755
Location: Catalina, AZ
shotgun wrote:
it is not a bad job, atleast until a bolt snaps. :x

Hey, it was that one that was stripped already because someone else tried to remove it previously, remember? ;) That's a main concern of mine with the '78 actually, I don't know how I'm going to replace all the body mount "nuts" that the bolts thread into :?

_________________
Image
MR.com Facebook page
'92 Sierra - EBL/TBI-fed Vortec 383/700R4/3.08
'87 Fiero GT - 2.8/5-speed
'78 Malibu - Vortec 350/4-speed (for now)


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:33 pm 
Offline
Pro Stocker
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:07 pm
Posts: 1903
Location: Hatfield PA Nort O Philly
Try working on vintage muscle cars!

You will be cutting holes from the inside with a cutting wheel.

Cut a 4x4 square on 3 sides, peel the floor/trunk back.

Get whats left of the bolt/cage out.

Make trapazoid washer, drill a oversize hole in the middle and weld a nut on the other side.

Install the bushings, run the bolt up into the "new" washer and tighten. Just make sure the new part you made will jam in place.

Afte it is all done, bend the flap back down and weld shut.

Fun, fun, fun!

_________________
ImageImageImage


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:11 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:15 pm
Posts: 14755
Location: Catalina, AZ
You're talking about on the G-Bodies? Thanks for the info, I've had yet to look into the matter in-depth, you've just saved me some work :D How big of a hole do you think I'd need?

_________________
Image
MR.com Facebook page
'92 Sierra - EBL/TBI-fed Vortec 383/700R4/3.08
'87 Fiero GT - 2.8/5-speed
'78 Malibu - Vortec 350/4-speed (for now)


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:17 am 
Offline
Pro Stocker
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:32 pm
Posts: 2452
Location: Crete,IL
Shotgun, When I did the mounts on my 70 El Camino I had two of them break the cage nut. I used a hole saw to gain access and after I was done I just snapped a round plastic plug in the hole. Worked great and looked good even though you cant see it anyway. Lee

_________________
ImageImage


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:47 am 
Offline
Amateur Racer
User avatar

Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:30 pm
Posts: 290
Location: Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Doober wrote:
You're talking about on the G-Bodies? Thanks for the info, I've had yet to look into the matter in-depth, you've just saved me some work :D How big of a hole do you think I'd need?


Large enough to get the tip of your welder into. Like shotgun said, about 4X4 inches.

_________________
Image
Grinning Skull Hot Rods & Custom Fabrication


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:32 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:15 pm
Posts: 14755
Location: Catalina, AZ
racecar77 wrote:
Shotgun, When I did the mounts on my 70 El Camino I had two of them break the cage nut. I used a hole saw to gain access and after I was done I just snapped a round plastic plug in the hole. Worked great and looked good even though you cant see it anyway. Lee


That's what I was thinking about with mine, a major reason I was hesitant to undertaking the body mounts until I knew exactly what I was getting into. I may do something like that with the 'Bu before I start driving it for the summer, just an added measure of safety since I don't know what shape the bolts are currently in.

_________________
Image
MR.com Facebook page
'92 Sierra - EBL/TBI-fed Vortec 383/700R4/3.08
'87 Fiero GT - 2.8/5-speed
'78 Malibu - Vortec 350/4-speed (for now)


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 43 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

Board index » TECHNICAL » Suspension Technical


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: