1973 Camaro Restoration/Build- Bein Bad

7/3-SplitRS

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Mar 26, 2014
213
Pecatonica IL
Any recommendations for a decent shock setup? Will be mainly street use, but some racing. Need to get front and rears, thanks in advance.

Rear end coming along, but need to get tubes welded up to housing. That will set me back a little. Meanwhile can work on front end.
 

Bandit723

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Oct 1, 2016
4,044
Waupaca WI
My preference is to go with coil overs on the front #500 lbs will be a bit tight but gives you options as to adjusting out any tweaks in the body. Rear can't say enough about caltracs yes you do need shocks with them but do not need to be high end, just need to dampen a bit.
 

7/3-SplitRS

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Mar 26, 2014
213
Pecatonica IL
My drop spindles should show up today. Rear end is at the welder. Axle tubes getting welded up. Hopefully more progress by the weekend. I'm itching to get this thing back on wheels. Looking at replacing all my hardware as well. Any recommendations on hardware kits? Thanks
 

7/3-SplitRS

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Mar 26, 2014
213
Pecatonica IL
Rear end back from welder. Drop spindles came in. And then went to powdercoating. No more excuses now, need to get this thing rolling.
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Bandit723

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Oct 1, 2016
4,044
Waupaca WI
Looking good....As to hardware kits really don't want to recommend one but don't be surprised it the hardware differs a bit from the originals or is not complete for what is needed on the car. If the stuff that was taken off is original you may want to look into having the hardware re-coated. Out by me there is a place that you can do a small basket run for about 50 bucks or so the last time I looked.
 

7/3-SplitRS

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Mar 26, 2014
213
Pecatonica IL
Have been working on the rear end rebuild this week. Alot of help from people on this site. Going to post pics here for my timeline. Currently waiting on a new crush sleeve. Then we will get that thing buttoned up hopefully.
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7/3-SplitRS

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Mar 26, 2014
213
Pecatonica IL
Also while looking for replacement bolts for my lower control arms and other front end components I noticed my holes are elongated on my lower mounts. Not sure what my plan is on that one yet.
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