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Lyrad

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Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:45 pm

Lol, your'e right it is a tight fit. Take a wiggle and jiggle or two but it works.
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Lyrad

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Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:27 pm

I finished tweaking the air bag brackets, lining them up correctly and cycling the suspention from fully compression to max lift was a test of my nerves, But turned out good after a couple attemps. The shrowd was a tight fit so I decided to install it now, before the engine goes back in the Old Girl. Always nice to be bolting stuff back on....enough tear down.








I also finished hooking the steering back up, I replaced every joint, rubber part, drag link and king pins. It cycles nice and smooth now.

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Lyrad

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Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:44 pm

Last week we welded in our new rear spring mounts, we just ran a rod through the old brackets and the new brackets..... eye balled it up a bit and zapped them it into place. quite EZ.



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Lyrad

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Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:03 pm

Yahoo!!! it fits.... got the diff. hanging from the springs and moved it through the full range. Gotta love it when a plan comes together, Rear air bag brackets next.







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Post by Big W on Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:14 pm

That's looking real nice Lyrad.
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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:09 pm

Thanks Big W. I hope that the air ride system works as well as it looks.
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Post by vanny on Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:00 am

Thanks for the progress pics Lyrad. Looks like it's all starting to come together Ohhhh Soooo Nice!


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Post by dodge man on Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:12 am

LOOKS SWEET !!
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Post by Digz on Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:42 am

Looking good ! I keep going back to the wheels n tires , love those
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Post by dix on Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:46 am

looking very nice..every thing looks like it belonged there.


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Lyrad

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Post by Lyrad on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:13 am

Thanks guys, It made me very happy to see that big diff. mounted on the springs. I checked my suspension with a plumb bob and it is seating in there squared, dont need to worry about that any more. Very Happy Moving on the engine repair and fresh'n up is now ready for clean up, paint and detail.

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Lyrad

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Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:54 pm

Went to Pick a Part on the weekend and found some different seats for the Old Girl. They should end up being about 2" lower then the buckets that are currently in her.





picked up a short bench aswell, but not sure if I will use it.

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Post by vanny on Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:54 am

Lyrad, what were those seats out of? They look sharp!

Thanks,

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Post by Lyrad on Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:38 am

Hey Paul, The bucket seats are out of a 2007 Cobalt. The passenger seat is going to need some mod's to fit, its a good 1/2" to wide. Sad The bench is out of a Dodge Caravan
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Post by Twinpilot001 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:05 am

Lookin Great -I also must compliment you on that nice garage you have too !! cheers
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Post by vanny on Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:38 pm

Lyrad, thanks for the info and good luck with that passengers seat! pale


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Post by Lyrad on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:56 am

Twinpilot001 wrote:Lookin Great -I also must compliment you on that nice garage you have too !! cheers

Thanks TP1, the garage the seat pic's are in is my home work shop. The Van pic's are from my buddies garage, it has heated floors, lift and lots of space.


It was a late night last night, I finished the cut down on the passenger side bucket. I cut 1" off the width for it to fit in the Old Girl, it took 4 hours but turned out perfect.
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Post by vanny on Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:22 am

Nice job, you really have to look for it. If you hadn't said anything, I would never have noticed! That buddie's a keeper for sure with the nice heated garage! Wink


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Post by Wheelie on Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:05 pm

Great job on the suspension restoration! You definitely have enough tire on the back Smile
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Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:46 pm

Making good progress, got the lower air bag brackets fabed up to the rear diff. and the the diff. back in the van again. Next week the upper bracket, then it can be buttoned back up. It will be nice to see a floor back in the Old Girl. The day light continues to get longer each day wont be long and spring will be here.





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Post by DanTheVanMan on Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:04 pm

Looking good Lyrad! That's one nice lookin rear-end you got there! lol Razz


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Post by vanny on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:54 am

She's lookin real peeeerty!


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Post by Twinpilot001 on Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:47 am

Lookin Great Lyrad - yes here in spokane -way south of u temps forecast to be 50F by friday- i sure wish i had a nice garage with heated floor to work in hehe
keeep up the good work there cheers

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Post by Guest on Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:31 am

Wow Lyrad, I just read through all 10 pages and am just lovin your setup. I'm gonna have tonnes of questions for you as I do up my 67. You'll have to come down to Calgary this summer for a show or two. Anyways, keep the pics comin', I'm already addicted to your thread.
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Lyrad

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Re: What would you do? LYRAD'S PROJECT

Post by Lyrad on Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:44 am

Thanks for all your kind words guys.

Started buttoning the rear up, it will be nice to see a floor in her again.




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