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burnout289's 67 coupe project

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by burnout289, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. burnout289

    burnout289 Member

    No Arning drop at this point. When I redo the front suspension, I'm going with the full Street or Track Bilstein coilover kit and will do 1-1.5" UCA drop.

    I could also use new tie rods, but I think it'll be fine for now. I'm not going to worry about it too much until I'm actually driving the car around, but I think it can wait until I do the rest of the front end.
  2. burnout289

    burnout289 Member

    I just got word from Shaun that my springs are estimated to arrive by the end of next week. Hopefully I can install them that weekend. Can't wait, I'm anxious to get back to work on the car again. This was a lot easier when I was working from home.
  3. burnout289

    burnout289 Member

    Well, before I could install my springs, my girlfriend and I broke up and I moved out. Now I'm crammed in a room-for-rent and trying to deal with all my crap that I've accumulated over the years. Once I clear out my boxes from the garage, I can park the old gal in there. For now, she's sitting in the driveway and the poor Subaru has to park on the street.

    Of course, this didn't stop me from ordering more! I have Shaun's tubular LCAs and strut rods on the way, as well as a camber plate kit and some new U-bolts for the leafs. I also ordered tommyzee's spring compressor w/ thrust bearing (that should be here later today). Not sure how long for the SorT stuff, but the car isn't going anywhere in the meantime!
  4. burnout289

    burnout289 Member

    After a long wait on a shelf, my Street or Track LCAs and strut rods are finally installed, along with an eccentric eliminator kit. Getting the old ball joints out was a huge pain. Even the pickle fork had some issues due to clearance, so I had to resort to a cutting wheel on one side...that was fun. It took so long, we never got to the leafs or new rear Bilsteins.

    Now I have some insane toe-out, but that's a problem for another day. :p
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  5. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Your car is a diamond in the rough.
    Thx for the update.
    And keep in mind , first to improve are the brakes , then suspension and then the drive line, like motor and trans.
  6. burnout289

    burnout289 Member

    Thanks! Yup, I completely agree. A recent call to Chockostang took care of the front brakes, rears are OK for now and will be upgraded next.
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  7. burnout289

    burnout289 Member


    Old 'n busted:

    New hotness:

    Yeah, that happened.

    Work in progress.
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    JRANGER Active Member

    those look nice. I may get some of those strut rods so i can get more caster
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  9. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    Nice parts man.
    I did place a shim behind the front bolt of the UCA , so I can dial in more caster and keep the front wheel centered in the wheelopening.
    I got this tip from John , http://opentrackerracing.com/
    Keep up the good work !!

    BTW nice weather you have there !!!!
  10. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

  11. burnout289

    burnout289 Member

    Hahaha yeah, this is winter in Southern California! If you can believe it, today was overcast with occasional sprinkles. Not sure how we survived...

    I saw that tip as well, and was planning to do the same once I get the UCAs. Did you go with the full coilover? I saw that some drilling is required for the top mount and am wondering if that affects the export brace mounting at all.
  12. burnout289

    burnout289 Member

    Yeah, man. These parts are so nice. I can't wait to get the alignment dialed in so I can test these out. My UCAs are probably junk, but this should help a bunch.
  13. burnout289

    burnout289 Member

    For those on VMF, I finally created a build thread there as well. Took me long enough...
  14. B67FSTB

    B67FSTB The NorCal dude from Belgium

    About 1.5 years ago i bought this setup second hand.
    You have to drill out that centerring that centers the coil.
    You can still use your export brace.

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