1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Page 24 of 27 Previous  1 ... 13 ... 23, 24, 25, 26, 27  Next

Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by ant7377 on Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:59 am

Jeez Paul you really tore into it. Gonna come out nice. Dont get your hand stuck in the blower motor hole. Ask me how I know this.
avatar
ant7377
G3GM Fanatic
G3GM Fanatic

Street Cred : 31

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:22 am

i think the arm bar is different for the column to pass by
avatar
1973 454 MONTE
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 35

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by Joe73 on Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:08 pm

1973 454 MONTE wrote:i think the arm bar is different for the column to pass by

That is correct. Its to clear the steering column.
avatar
Joe73
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 70

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by thatfnthing on Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:20 pm

Joe73 wrote:
1973 454 MONTE wrote:i think the arm bar is different for the column to pass by

That is correct.  Its to clear the steering column.

That seems kinda odd. I have the same arrangement, but the steering column never gets within 2 inches of it.
avatar
thatfnthing
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 55

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by dynchel on Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:21 pm

Smoking Maybe i was never taught the safe way to remove coils but I have been doing springs for the last twenty years & I have never compressed one to remove it or used a chain.  Guess what..I've never had one come flying out.  I always remove the spindle (with a floor jack under the lower control arm, frame on stands)  When the spindle is out of the way, slowly let the jack down (make sure you & the jack are in front of the car, not next to it)  more often than not the coil can be removed by hand, if not there is very little tension left in it.  There is nothing wrong with being safe i'm just speaking of my expierence. drunken
avatar
dynchel
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 40

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:27 pm

Last thing I need is a hit in the sack with a coiled spring. My wife would be devastated if I couldn't "perform". LOL

It is strange that the two sides of the arm are different as the aftermarket ones seem to be identical on both sides, at least from what I've seen. Anyway thanks everyone for cluing me in that it's at least factory correct.
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:29 pm

ant7377 wrote:Jeez Paul you really tore into it. Gonna come out nice. Dont get your hand stuck in the blower motor hole. Ask me how I know this.

I hope so! It's been a lot of work just to that point.

How in the name of goodness did you get your hand stuck in the blower hole???? Shocked 
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:15 pm

Hawk03 wrote:Looking good! I was starting to wonder if you still had the car  Wink 

The control arms are just like i have on mine, not sure why there is a difference between the two sides.

HA! Me too- it's been under-cover so long that it started to blend into the driveway!  Razz 
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by ant7377 on Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:57 pm

77mali wrote:
ant7377 wrote:Jeez Paul you really tore into it. Gonna come out nice. Dont get your hand stuck in the blower motor hole. Ask me how I know this.

I hope so!  It's been a lot of work just to that point.  

How in the name of goodness did you get your hand stuck in the blower hole???? Shocked 

On my 73 I was trying to clean in there. There was some crap and a dead mouse in there and I kinda got my hand in there backwards and my wrist caught on the sheet metal . Kinda scary for a few seconds. It was all assembled so I was in a awkward positon to reach in there too. Get that glass fuel filter off your car too. Those things can break. Earls makes a nice stainless one they sell it in Jegs. With barbed fittings.
avatar
ant7377
G3GM Fanatic
G3GM Fanatic

Street Cred : 31

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:32 pm

LOL. When I was doing the roof last time I had the door open & the cord for the sander got caught when I closed it. I didn't realize it at the time and when I went to reach to do some sanding on the opposite side, I went to pull the sander over and ended up slipping off a tire I was standing on & slammed my face on the roof! I thought I dented it w/ my forehead. 
Laughing 
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by Fishgrinder on Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:52 am

Nice job! Are you putting in new bushings and ball joints?

Fishgrinder
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 4

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:11 am

Thanks, I plan to get all Moog products.
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by pila on Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:32 pm

You are looking good Paul !
One way to get the rivets clipped off of the upper ball joint is to center-punch the tops, drill into them about 3/16 of an inch with a 3/16 inch drill. That weakens the heads enough to knock them off with a chisel.

Works for me...

Bil

pila
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 43

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:35 pm

Thanks for the tip my friend. You done painting yet? Very Happy 
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by Joe73 on Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:05 pm

I just use a cheapo air chisel with a flat bit. Shears the heads off rear quick.
avatar
Joe73
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 70

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:50 am

My harbor freight air chisel's plastic trigger broke Joe. I've had it a while but this was the 1st time I've used it. I chiseled out the shock nut up top near the upper arm. I started on those rivets with it and then it $h!t the bed. I hope they make good on replacing it but I doubt it. The store near me sucks for customer service. We'll see.
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by thatfnthing on Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:12 am

Get out your dremel and slice up the rivet heads, then a good old fashioned hammer and chisel (or even a screwdriver) should finish the job.
avatar
thatfnthing
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 55

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by pila on Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:16 pm

Paul...I just painted the inside of the bed on the Elco project, so I can cover/mask it off, to paint the rest of the body.....

I don't have an air hammer like the body guys use. I use my aircraft rivet gun, with a chisel that's made for the body type air hammers. The rivet gun has slower but heavier strokes etc...

pila
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 43

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by Fishgrinder on Fri Aug 22, 2014 1:17 am

I just drilled out the rivets.

Fishgrinder
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 4

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:31 pm

Had a battle with the lower C-arm today.  I won Very Happy (wasn't even a close fight).


MAP Torch got it going good and it sounds like Jiffey Pop when it starts to swell.  I will say that it smells pretty bad- this technique is not for everyone but the bushings slide right out with minimal effort once enough has melted out.  The metal sleeves are a bit harder of course but if you "crush" them in the middle (pneumatic chisel) you can hammer it out without too much fuss.

Got another autozone "Loan-A-Tool".  Use their ball joint kit to remove that as well.
http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/OEM-Ball-joint-U-Joint-press-set/_/N-264q?itemIdentifier=557231_0_0_
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by Joe73 on Sun Sep 07, 2014 7:39 pm

I usually air chisel out the bushings. But I did a set of lower arms using this method. Just hold the arm steady or put it in a vice. Real easy with a 5/16" drill bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3JfM_gbzkA
avatar
Joe73
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 70

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by 77mali on Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:11 pm

There's lots of ways posted on-line. I like fire. Less labor. Wink
avatar
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by dynchel on Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:23 pm

I've always used the air chisel method myself, but what ever works.  Are you going to get the arms sandblasted?
avatar
dynchel
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 40

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by pila on Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:34 pm

I used the fire method on the last set.......

pila
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 43

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by ant7377 on Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:46 pm

Paul,beans man,beans,thats the key. Eat more=less labor.
avatar
ant7377
G3GM Fanatic
G3GM Fanatic

Street Cred : 31

Back to top Go down

Re: 1977 Chevelle Malibu Classic Progress Photo's aka Mali

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 24 of 27 Previous  1 ... 13 ... 23, 24, 25, 26, 27  Next

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum