Monthly Archives: April 2016

close, closer, touching

Howdy. Today i finished the second trailing arm, it’s straight as an arrow (again), split (again) and rusty (again). So both arms will need a piece of steel to get rid of rust damage. Not sure whether i want to … Continue reading

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solid foundation

I got curious. Where would the trailing arm crossmember have to go? What is in its way, what has to be moved, what has to be replaced with different components? First of, i had to create a schematic of the … Continue reading

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got arms!

Trailing arms need strong arms. This is the second one but trust me, the first was no different. It took two hours to straighten and split the first one. Drilling out the spot welds went down very easy though, center … Continue reading

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How many truck genes has a Viper?

Or how many Viper genes has a truck? I am about to find out. On the left we see a stock truck/van spindle (the spindle is the same, the steering arm is specific to each vehicle).¬†On the right we have … Continue reading

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aluminum knuckle(s)

Aluminum knuckles for the race truck. Let’s see if that thing fits where it’s supposed to go. I have a truck spindle on the bench that i can compare it to. More pics to follow in a few hours.

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race truck

Behold, the race truck. Not actually a trailer queen, he’s a runner!

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trailing arm conversion

I made up my mind for about a week. LMC has reproduction trailing arms for Chevy C10 pickup trucks. Original trailing arms are “available” over Ebay. Nascar truck arms have the same dimensions as well and are new. I chose … Continue reading

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