UMI's Newest Test Vehicle- 1971 Camaro, Pro-touring Project

70ZED

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Jun 21, 2010
392
Calgary, Alberta Canada
We thought about it - a lot. However we find that most customers don't want to go through that hassle. We try to develop all our suspension around the "average Joe." Same reason we decided to maintain the stock sub-frame up front instead of starting from scratch. We want max performance at the best cost. With some extra work we are able to accomplish that nicely. We take that same philosophy across all our builds.
I like your approach for sure !!
 
Apr 11, 2015
74
Philipsburg, PA
Hey everyone,

Hopefully I can answer all your questions here. Yes, that rear brace is for a Watts Link. Those are composite leafs outfitted with our Roto-Joints and yes they have been relocated slightly.

We have been chipping away at the car among other projects. Right now it's a lot of the boring/tedious things like plumbing and wiring. Crucial but not very exciting to show! However we did get the front Wilwood brakes mounted up. We also wanted to see how the new Forgeline wheels looked, so we mounted up one of those with a 315 series BFG Rival tire. A lot of tire but should help us maintain traction.

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GDSmith

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Aug 4, 2012
194
Glen Ellyn, IL
Whoa, this read has been very informative, thank-you! 6-7 years ago I did my LS conversion along with a bunch of other work, there wasn’t a fraction of the components available as currently. One item I have been delaying is the roll cage, haven’t seen an aftermarket that appears to follow the body as your appears, will the cage components be available for purchase?
Thanks and keep posting
 

djkaplan

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Mar 27, 2016
162
Victoria, bc
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Those are the best roll bar floor plates I've ever seen!!
You guys should sell those things.
I can guarantee I'd be buying!
 

Dichard

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Jul 5, 2018
198
Mesa, Arizona
Hey everyone,

Hopefully I can answer all your questions here. Yes, that rear brace is for a Watts Link. Those are composite leafs outfitted with our Roto-Joints and yes they have been relocated slightly.

We have been chipping away at the car among other projects. Right now it's a lot of the boring/tedious things like plumbing and wiring. Crucial but not very exciting to show! However we did get the front Wilwood brakes mounted up. We also wanted to see how the new Forgeline wheels looked, so we mounted up one of those with a 315 series BFG Rival tire. A lot of tire but should help us maintain traction.

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#1. What kind of life do you look at getting out of the heim rod ends on the upper control arms?? They look like they will last, but I always have my doubts about heim rod ends on the street.
#2. Also a question on the roll cage mounts, what are the thickness of the plate and do they bolt in or weld in?? Curious on these because the leaf spring perch is right below that location.
 




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