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Post by Finn Monte Mon Nov 07, 2022 6:09 am

old plastic brackets sewn to the new headliner.

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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Mon Nov 07, 2022 9:54 am

Very nice, did you do the sewing yourself? Or did you have an upholstery shop do it?
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Post by Finn Monte Mon Nov 07, 2022 11:26 am

g3chevy / Mr Pontiac wrote:Very nice, did you do the sewing yourself? Or did you have an upholstery shop do it?

a local cobbler sewed it, he has "heavy duty" machine for it.
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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Mon Nov 07, 2022 11:48 am

Good to know. I did a headliner about 10 years back and it came with rods and clip instead of the original plastic bows that GM used. It fit good but I'd much rather prefer the original setup. I'll see if I can find someone local to do it on my Cutlass this winter. Share some pics when you install your headliner. Love to see the results.
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Post by Finn Monte Mon Nov 07, 2022 11:58 am

g3chevy / Mr Pontiac wrote: Share some pics when you install your headliner. Love to see the results.

you have to wait at least 2-3 years for pictures of the headliner installation. Very Happy
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Post by Finn Monte Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:35 am

I removed the rear sway bar today. the control arms were rusted through from that attachment point. I ordered the Speedway Motors control arms and also the upper ones.
I took them without the bushing because I already have the energy suspension kit.

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/1973-77-GM-A-Body-Rear-Control-Arms-with-Bushings,32715.html

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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Sun Nov 27, 2022 12:21 pm

Those control arms should work well. I buy a lot of stuff from Speedway since they have way better customer support than Summit or Jegs in my experience.
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Post by Finn Monte Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:52 am

again a few parts cleaned and painted.
when I finish the removed parts, then I'll move on to the body and frame.

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Post by Finn Monte Fri Dec 30, 2022 6:38 am

I made an anodized aluminum holder for the spark plug wire separators.
at the same time I made the ends for the wires with a distributor

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Post by zucchi Fri Dec 30, 2022 8:46 am

Finn Monte wrote:I ordered the Speedway Motors control arms…
I noticed these replacement control arms don't have provisions to accommodate the factory sway bar. I also see in your post a little further down that you refinished the front and rear sway bars, implying that you intend to reuse them.

Do you have a plan for adapting the rear sway bar onto the new control arms?

Have you considered upgrading the sway bars to slightly larger ones to reduce body roll? Perhaps 1/8" thicker in diameter?
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Post by Finn Monte Fri Dec 30, 2022 9:08 am

zucchi wrote:
Finn Monte wrote:I ordered the Speedway Motors control arms…
I noticed these replacement control arms don't have provisions to accommodate the factory sway bar. I also see in your post a little further down that you refinished the front and rear sway bars, implying that you intend to reuse them.

Do you have a plan for adapting the rear sway bar onto the new control arms?

Have you considered upgrading the sway bars to slightly larger ones to reduce body roll? Perhaps 1/8" thicker in diameter?

I was thinking of welding the reinforcement to the place where the stabilizer is attached and then I will make the threads for the attachment. i think i use this original stabilizer.
these are still sailing somewhere in the Atlantic, because air freight from Speedway Motors would have cost more than $400.
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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Fri Dec 30, 2022 9:31 pm

Engine looks great! And really liked your solution for the spark plug wires.
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Post by Finn Monte Fri Jan 06, 2023 5:14 am

zucchi wrote:
Finn Monte wrote:I ordered the Speedway Motors control arms…
Do you have a plan for adapting the rear sway bar onto the new control arms?

however, I do it so that I put the pipes inside the stabilizer, that way I would get the bolts through the stabilizer.
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Post by Limey SE Fri Jan 06, 2023 10:29 am

Finn Monte wrote:
zucchi wrote:
Finn Monte wrote:I ordered the Speedway Motors control arms…
I noticed these replacement control arms don't have provisions to accommodate the factory sway bar. I also see in your post a little further down that you refinished the front and rear sway bars, implying that you intend to reuse them.

Do you have a plan for adapting the rear sway bar onto the new control arms?

Have you considered upgrading the sway bars to slightly larger ones to reduce body roll? Perhaps 1/8" thicker in diameter?

I was thinking of welding the reinforcement to the place where the stabilizer is attached and then I will make the threads for the attachment. i think i use this original stabilizer.
these are still sailing somewhere in the Atlantic, because air freight from Speedway Motors would have cost more than $400.

If you can source a 9c1 code on tag ........1977 and Up Police taxi cab Impala Caprice or 1994 -1996 Impala in a salvage yard over there they will adapt perfectly and most are the Larger 1" diameter for the rear

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Post by Finn Monte Sat Jan 07, 2023 3:54 am

Limey SE wrote:
If you can source a 9c1 code on tag ........1977 and Up Police taxi cab Impala Caprice or 1994 -1996 Impala in a salvage yard over there they will adapt perfectly and most are the Larger 1" diameter for the rear

those cars are more than rare here. it's almost impossible to find that.
there are regular Caprice station wagons and other similar GM brands, year 84-89.
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Post by Limey SE Sat Jan 07, 2023 4:21 pm

Finn Monte wrote:
Limey SE wrote:
If you can source a 9c1 code on tag ........1977 and Up Police taxi cab Impala Caprice or 1994 -1996 Impala in a salvage yard over there they will adapt perfectly and most are the Larger 1" diameter for the rear

those cars are more than rare here. it's almost impossible to find that.
there are regular Caprice station wagons and other similar GM brands, year 84-89.

If they have the 9c1 axle code your good to go

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Post by jpowen49 Sun Jan 08, 2023 11:06 am

New guy to the sight, thank you for sharing your knowledge , you do fantastic work. I`m watching your project and learning a lot. Also your Camaro looks great.
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Post by impalamonte Mon Jan 09, 2023 3:51 pm

Finn ,

 I have some information within my thread on the B-BODY spindle conversion.

 https://www.g3gm.com/t8709p25-update-1973-monte-carlo-body-off-frame-resto-now-with-ls

  Page 2.  And as you travel down the page.

  Keep in mind the conversion will draw the front tires inboard 1/4" geometrically if you were to use control arms from a 94-96 Caprice / Impala.
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Post by Finn Monte Wed Jan 18, 2023 7:30 am

removed rust and old paint from a few parts and repaint them.

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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Wed Jan 18, 2023 4:12 pm

More progress.....Nice!
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Post by Finn Monte Thu Jan 19, 2023 4:44 am

idler arm did not come off with the puller in the picture.
I went to a local truck repair shop to provide heat with an induction heater.
a few seconds of heat and it came off.
I'll install the rebuild kit and hope it still works.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=622&cc=1055810&pt=7397&jsn=459

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Post by Finn Monte Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:45 pm

steering gear disassembled and partially assembled, bearing balls should be put in place.

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Post by Finn Monte Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:13 am

Finn Monte wrote:I removed the rear sway bar today. the control arms were rusted through from that attachment point. I ordered the Speedway Motors control arms and also the upper ones.
I took them without the bushing because I already have the energy suspension kit.

https://www.speedwaymotors.com/1973-77-GM-A-Body-Rear-Control-Arms-with-Bushings,32715.html

today I received these control arms, it took 2 months to arrive by ship freight.
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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Wed Jan 25, 2023 4:42 pm

Those control arms should work nicely. I buy a lot of stuff from Speedway and have had nothing but good experiences with them.
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Post by Finn Monte Tue Jan 31, 2023 12:10 pm

a friend used parts for galvanizing, so I included a candy box of stuff. some of them still end up in the trash,
when they are quite corroded.
u-joints pressed into the drive shaft.

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