71 pro touring/resto mod project

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by Seventy1ProTour, Nov 22, 2017.

  1. Seventy1ProTour

    Seventy1ProTour Member

    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2017
    Location:
    Huntersville NC
    Small update on fitment. I cannot stress enough, measure twice....

    So I noticed my driver front was lower than the passenger side by 1/2", this is causing my front rub.

    The fix: trimming the wheel well back and rolling the fender edge flat, ordered a global West shim for the coil spring as I cannot find any other reason for the sag in my hotchkis springs.

    Rear, well this is one of those times when you feel like an idiot. I made myself believe that I needed a 1" spacer at least to clear my brembo brakes(which I needed for the fronts). I have rubbing on the offset side of the rear end, passenger side. Which is offset by either 3/8" or 1/2". A quick re-measure of clearance on the brakes shows that my wheels clear the rear calipers without any spacers, by 1/4"!! What the hell.

    The fix: I will be measuring this weekend using washers on both sides, I will at the least need a 5mm spacer to clear my suspension with these 11" wheels. So I'm thinking 5mm passenger(offset) and either a 15 or 20mm driver side.

    What makes me mad is I spent a good penny on the custom adaptors I had made.

    So I'll say again, measure twice!
     
  2. Seventy1ProTour

    Seventy1ProTour Member

    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2017
    Location:
    Huntersville NC
    Update, I've replaced the driver rear with a 15mm adaptor/spacer, and added just a 3mm passenger rear slip on spacer. The visual is that it's perfectly centered wheel to wheel now. So that's a 12mm offset.

    For fitment specs, my 11" rear rims are +15 offet, so the corrected offset now is +0 driver rear, +12 passenger rear.

    I trimmed the front wheel well back, unfortunately, due to cold weather I was unable to start the car....so no test drive.
     
  3. Seventy1ProTour

    Seventy1ProTour Member

    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2017
    Location:
    Huntersville NC
    I was able to drive the car today and so far so good on the clearances I made for the wheels and the fitment is really nice now.

    IMG_20180109_173043090~3.jpg
    IMG_20180109_173127108_HDR~3.jpg
    IMG_20180109_173140537_HDR~3.jpg
     
    zeventy128, 71RSLS and mrfleet12 like this.
  4. 71RSLS

    71RSLS Veteran Member

    Messages:
    756
    Likes Received:
    162
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
    Location:
    Prairie City, Ia
    That looks sweet!
     
  5. Seventy1ProTour

    Seventy1ProTour Member

    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2017
    Location:
    Huntersville NC
    Started the teardown for the brembo upgrade
    IMG_20180115_113350287~2.jpg
    IMG_20180115_113401130~2.jpg
     
  6. Seventy1ProTour

    Seventy1ProTour Member

    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2017
    Location:
    Huntersville NC
    A few updates, got my spindles back from bigbrakeupgrade. Along with rear brackets and rear bearing/seals, all as a package deal.

    IMG_20180126_173840_293.jpg
    IMG_20180126_174021_770~4.jpg

    Also, I scored a LQ4 6.0/4L80E combo and can't wait to tear into to. This will be my second LS swap. Super stoked.
     
  7. Seventy1ProTour

    Seventy1ProTour Member

    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2017
    Location:
    Huntersville NC
    Starting to come together
    IMG_20180203_140014_341.jpg
     
    Zulu28 likes this.
  8. Seventy1ProTour

    Seventy1ProTour Member

    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2017
    Location:
    Huntersville NC
    IMG_20180214_150349960~2.jpg
    IMG_20180214_155829001~2.jpg
    IMG_20180216_124801430~2.jpg
    Coming along. Rear and front wheel respectively.
     
    mrfleet12 and broahnazki like this.
  9. AlbertaZ28

    AlbertaZ28 Veteran Member

    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Location:
    Fort Mcmurray, Alberta
    Looks Awesome. I am about to start my Brembo install with the brackets from Big Brake Upgrade. I am going to try the 2016 rotor up front as it has a 10mm offset compared to the Gen 5 rotor. Hopefully I can avoid wheel spacers. I'm sure I will have many questions for you as I get going.
     
  10. Zulu28

    Zulu28 Veteran Member

    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2013
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    Good job, I'm going to look at a set this weekend.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.