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Parts Used In This Episode

Currie Enterprises
Currie Bolt-In Rear End, F9 Housing W/ Back Brace, Nodular 3rd Member, 4.11, True Trac
Dupli-Color
VHT, Paint, Roll Bar, Epoxy, Satin, Black, 11 oz., Aerosol Spray Can, Each
Kimberly-Clark Professional
Scott Heavy Duty Shop Towels -Blue, Solvent Resistant, 200 Count, Pegboard Dispenser Feature
Mickey Thompson
Tire, ET Street S/S, P 275/40-17, Radial, R2 Compound, Blackwall, Each
Mickey Thompson
Tire, Street Comp, P 245 /45R17, Radial, 95 Load Range, Y Speed Rated, Blackwall, Each
Optima
Red Top Optima Battery, Top and Side Terminals, 800 Cold Cranking Amps, 10 in. x 6.875 in. x 7.813 in., Each
Original Parts Group
Body Bushing Kits, Complete, Coupe/El Camino
QA1
1968-1972 GM A-Body Handling Suspension Kit, Level 3
Summit Racing
Spindles, Disc Brake, Stock Height, Steel, Buick, Chevy, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Pair
The Industrial Depot
The Industrial Depot - Fasteners, Hardware, and Shop Supplies
YearOne
Fast ratio power steering gearbox for 1964-1972 Chevelle models
YearOne
Stainless-steel full-length brake line kit for 1970 Chevelle coupe models with drum brakes and 1971-1972 coupe models with disc or drum brakes.
YearOne
Year One GM Cast Magnum staggered wheel kit with "SS" center caps and lug nuts. 5 on 4-3/4 bolt pattern. Includes: 2 - 17x8" wheels with 4.5" backspacing. 2 - 17x9" wheels with 5.125" backspacing. 4 - "SS" center caps with retainers and screws. 20 - Lug nuts

Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> TODAY ON DETROIT MUSCLE LEARN HOW TO CONVERT A CLASSIC CHEVELLE CHASSIS INTO A MODERNIZED MONSTER THAN CAN

TURN AND STOP WITH THE BEST OF THEM. THE GUYS HAVE ALL THE GOODIES TO MAKE IT HAPPEN, SO STAY TUNED.

(MARC)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME TO DETROIT MUSCLE. NOW WHEN THE TERM MUSCLE CAR'S TOSSED OUT THERE FOR A LOT OF YOU AT HOME, THE FIRST CAR THAT COMES TO MIND IS A CHEVELLE. SAME FOR US. WE ACTUALLY HAVE ONE OF OUR OWN HERE AND WE FOUND IT IN A BARN.

(TOMMY)>> THIS '72 MODEL HADN'T SEEN THE LIGHT OF DAY IN A FEW DECADES, BUT WE GOT HER LOADED UP ON THE TRAILER. THEN GAVE HER A BATH. THEN SHE WENT TO THE BLASTER, AND AFTER THAT WE PUT A NEW FLOOR IN HER.

WITH THAT DONE THE NEXT THING WE'VE GOT TO DO IS GET THIS THING BACK TOGETHER BECAUSE I'VE GOT TO CUT THEM QUARTER PANELS OFF OF THAT BODY AND I CAN'T DO IT WITH IT ON THE ROTISSERIE. SO THAT WHENEVER WE GET THIS CAR BACK TOGETHER, AND MAKE IT A LITTLE EASIER TO MOVE IT AROUND IN THE SHOP, WE'VE GOT TO GET SOME WHEELS UNDER THIS THING.

(MARC)>> TO GET OUR CHEVELLE'S CHASSIS WHERE WE NEED IT TO BE

WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO DO SOME SERIOUS SUSPENSION UPGRADES. ALL THIS STUFF YOU SEE OUT ON THE TABLES HERE, WELL IT COMES AS ONE KIT FROM QA ONE. ALL OF THIS STUFF BOLTS IN THE FACTORY LOCATION STARTING IN THE REAR WITH THESE TUBULAR LOWERS, ADJUSTABLE UPPERS, AND

ADJUSTABLE TRAILING ARMS. EVEN COMES WITH THESE POLYURETHANE BUSHINGS THAT BOLT INTO THE FACTORY HOUSING. FOR THE FRONT THE KIT ALSO COMES WITH THESE TUBULAR AARMS, BOTH UPPER AND LOWER, WHICH ARE EQUIPPED WITH QA ONE'S ULTIMATE BALL JOINTS. NOW THOSE ARE ADJUSTABLE FOR BOTH PRELOAD AND TO HELP YOU SET YOUR ALIGNMENT, WHICH IS PRETTY HANDY. NOW TO KEEP OUR CHEVELLE FLAT IN THOSE TURNS THE KIT ALSO COMES WITH THESE HEAVY DUTY SWAY BARS, ALL THE MOUNTING

HARDWARE, BUSHINGS, AND SWAY BAR END LINKS. OF COURSE THE KIT WOULDN'T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT QA ONE'S DOUBLE ADJUSTABLE COIL OVERS. THIS IS FOR '68 TO '72 GM ABODIES, WHICH MEANS ITS NOT JUST FOR THE CHEVELLE. IT'LL ALSO FIT YOUR EL CAMINO, GTO, FOURFOURTWO, OR EVEN BUICK GS. THE FIRST THING WE'RE GONNA INSTALL ARE THE LOWER AARMS.

WE'RE GONNA APPLY SOME SILICONE LUBRICANT TO THE

URETHANE BUSHINGS TO MAKE INSTALLATION A BIT EASIER. ONCE IT'S APPLIED TO ALL THE OUTSIDE SURFACES, THE AARMS CAN BE INSTALLED WITH THE HELP OF A DEAD BLOW HAMMER. USING THE INCLUDED HARDWARE, WE INSTALL THE BOLTS AND INSTALL THE NUTS HAND TIGHT. THESE UPPER AARMS, THERE'S ACTUALLY TWO WAYS TO INSTALL THE CROSS SHAFT. ON THE SHALLOW SIDE THIS IS A STOCK LOCATION. NOW THE OTHER SIDE THIS IS A DEEPER CUTOUT. IT ACTUALLY GIVES YOU AN EIGHTH INCH MORE, WHICH GIVES YOU MORE ADJUSTMENT FOR NEGATIVE CAMBER. WE'RE ACTUALLY GONNA USE THE ONE WITH THE STOP BECAUSE THIS IS GONNA BE A STREET CAR. THE CROSS SHAFT INSTALLS IN THE STOCK LOCATION USING THE INCLUDED BOLTS.

IT'S TIME TO START ASSEMBLING OUR FRONT SHOCKS. THE FIRST THING TO GO ON IS THIS LOCK NUT.

WE'RE GONNA RUN THIS ALL THE WAY DOWN UNTIL IT'S AT THE BOTTOM OF THE THREADS. NO FARTHER THAN THAT. THE NEXT THING IS GONNA BE THE SPRING SEAT.

THAT'S NOT WHERE THEY'RE GONNA BE AT RIDE HEIGHT ANYWAY. THOSE ARE ACTUALLY GONNA BE TOO LOW.

SO NOW'S A GOOD TIME TO LUBRICATE THOSE THREADS WITH SOME ANTISEIZE. THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT PART BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T LUBRICATE THESE THREADS IT CAN CAUSE GALLING ON THIS ALUMINUM SHOCK BODY, AND THAT'LL VOID YOUR WARRANTY ON YOUR SHOCK, AND THAT'LL BE BAD BECAUSE YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO ADJUST YOUR RIDE HEIGHT. ANOTHER THING IS WE'RE USING A NICKEL BASED ANTISEIZE HERE AND NOT A COPPER BASE. THAT WAY IT BLENDS IN WITH THE SHOCK BODY AND LOOKS A LOT NICER THAN THE COPPER WOULD. WE'RE ALSO GONNA PUT ANTISEIZE ON THIS THRUST WASHER HERE. NOW WE COULD JUST USE THE THRUST WASHER AND THEN PUT THE SPRING ON TOP OF IT, BUT WE'RE ACTUALLY GONNA BE USING A THRUST BEARING AS WELL. SO THE THRUST WASHER GOES ON FIRST. THEN THE THRUST BEARING.

THEN WE'LL ANTISEIZE THIS OTHER THRUST WASHER, AND IT GOES ON AS WELL. AND THAT'S WHERE YOUR SPRING SITS.

(TOMMY)>> THE SHOCK GETS ITS UPPER MOUNT BUSHING, AND AFTER WE SLIDE ON THE SPRING, THE ASSEMBLY SLIPS INTO THE STOCK LOCATION AND GETS ATTACHED TO THE FRAME WITH THE BUSHING AND NUT.

THE LOWER MOUNT ON THE COIL OVER GETS ATTACHED USING THIS ADAPTER BRACKET.

IT BOLTS TO THE LOWER SHOCK MOUNT AND GETS DROPPED INTO THE POCKET ON THE LOWER CONTROL ARM.

FOUR BOLTS ATTACH THE ADAPTER BRACKET TO THE AARM AND GET CINCHED DOWN.

(MARC)>> LIKE WE SAID EARLIER, THESE ULTIMATE BALL JOINTS FROM QA ONE, THEY ARE ADJUSTABLE FOR THE PRELOAD

AND THEY COME PRETTY LOOSE. SO WE NEED TO GET SOME PRELOAD ADJUSTED IN HERE. IT COMES WITH ALL THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO DO IT, AND THE FIRST TOOL IS THIS SPANNER WRENCH HERE. WE'RE JUST GONNA LOOSEN THIS LOCK NUT FIRST.

IT ALSO COMES WITH THE HEX KEY HERE, AND WE'RE GOING TO INSERT IT OPEN END DOWN. THAT'S WHAT'S ACTUALLY GONNA MAKE THE ADJUSTMENT

FOR THE PRETENSION.

WE CAN USUALLY JUST TIGHTEN IT ENOUGH BY HAND TO GET THE PRETENSION WE NEED. IF YOU HAVE A RACE CAR OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT YOU MAY

WANT TO PUT A LITTLE MORE PRETENSION ON THAT.

THEN WE JUST HOLD THE HEX KEY AND TIGHTEN THAT LOCK NUT.

(TOMMY)>> THE NEXT PIECE TO OUR PUZZLE THAT NEEDS TO BE INSTALLED ONTO OUR NEW CHASSIS IS THE SPINDLES. NOW OUR PLAN WAS TO REUSE THE OLD ONES, BUT AFTER INSPECTING THEM WE'VE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF AN ISSUE. NOW IF YOU LOOK HERE ON THE TOP YOU CAN KIND OF SEE WHERE THE BEARING WAS, BUT THE PROBLEM IS WHENEVER YOU SPIN IT OVER YOU CAN SEE THAT THE SPINDLE IS BLUED. WHAT'S HAPPENED HERE IS THAT BEARING GOT LOOSE AND IT SPUN ON THIS STUB, AND IF YOU TRY TO REUSE THIS THING, WELL THAT BEARING'S GONNA HAVE A ROAR TO IT. SO YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE TO JUST SWAP THEM OUT

FOR SOME NEW ONES. FOR REPLACEMENT SPINDLES WE JUST CALLED UP SUMMIT RACING AND THEY HAD EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE NEEDING. WE WENT AHEAD AND SPRAYED ON A COAT OF THAT DUPLICOLOR CAST COAT TO KEEP THIS THING FROM RUSTING. NOW ONE THING TO KEEP IN MIND, BEFORE YOU INSTALL THIS SPINDLE IS TO INDEX YOUR BALL JOINTS. THAT MAY NOT SOUND LIKE MUCH BUT DOING THIS LITTLE TIP CAN MAKE IT A LOT EASIER TO GET THAT COTTER PIN IN OR OUT LATER DOWN THE ROAD. THESE NEW SPINDLES ARE JUST LIKE THE ORIGINALS, AND SLIP RIGHT ONTO OUR BALL JOINTS.

STARTING WITH THE LOWER, WE ATTACH IT WITH THE STANDARD CASTLE NUT, WHICH GETS TIGHTENED AND SECURED WITH A COTTER PIN. THE SAME GOES FOR THE TOP, JUST TIGHTEN THAT NUT AND INSTALL A COTTER PIN TO KEEP IT IN PLACE.

(ANNOUNCER)>> UP NEXT LEARN HOW TO MEASURE AND SETUP AN

AFTERMARKET BRAKE SYSTEM AS WELL AS ADAPTING BRACKETS TO ACCEPT A BEEFED UP REAR END.

(TOMMY)>> HEY GUYS, THANKS FOR COMING BACK TO SEE US. WHILE YOU WERE GONE I BOLTED IN THE SWAY BAR BUT I'M GONNA HAVE TO WAIT TO PUT THE LINK ON IT UNTIL WE GET THIS THING SITTING ON THE GROUND CAUSE I NEED THAT CONTROL ARM TO COME UP JUST A BIT, BUT THAT'S NO BIG DEAL. SO THE NEXT THING TO DO THAT WE NEED TO PUT SOME BRAKES ON THIS THING, AND MISTER MARC OVER THERE, HE'S GOT SOMETHING HE WANTS TO SHOW YOU.

(MARC)>> SINCE OUR CHEVELLE WAS ORIGINALLY EQUIPPED WITH DRUM BRAKES ALL THE WAY AROUND WE DECIDED TO UPGRADE TO AFTERMARKET DISC BRAKES.

SO WE TURNED TO BAER BRAKES FOR ONE OF ITS BAER CLAW PRO PLUS KITS. THIS IS A 13 INCH KIT, SO IT COMES WITH THE 13 INCH DRILLED AND SLOTTED ROTORS. THESE ARE TWO PIECE, SO THEY HAVE AN ALUMINUM HAT. IT MAKES THEM MORE LIGHT WEIGHT. IT COMES WITH THEIR SIX PIECE SIX PISTON COMPACT CALIPERS IN

YOUR CHOICE OF COLORS. WE CHOOSE BLACK, AND IT ALSO COMES WITH THE PADS. AND THE BEST THING ABOUT THIS KIT IS IT'S DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR '68 TO '72 ABODIES. IT COMES WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO INSTALL IT LIKE THE

BRAKE HOSE, ALL THE MOUNTING HARDWARE, AND THIS HUB THAT MOUNTS TO OUR STOCK SPINDLE.

FIRST THING THOUGH, CALIPER BRACKET. THIS ALUMINUM BRACKET IS SIDE SPECIFIC. SO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT ONE.

THE BOLTS SLIDE THROUGH THE BRACKET AND THE SPINDLE, FOLLOWED BY THE STEERING ARM. THOSE CAN THEN BE TIGHTENED UP CAUSE THEY'RE

NOT GOING ANYWHERE. THE ADAPTER PLATE IS NEXT, WHICH CAN BE TIGHTENED FOR NOW, BUT WE'LL NEED TO SHIM IT UP LATER. THE HUBS COME FULLY ASSEMBLED WITH PREPACKED BEARINGS ALREADY INSIDE. IT'S FOLLOWED UP BY THE CASTLE NUT.

THEN A TRUSTY OLE COTTER PIN AND A FANCY ALUMINUM DUST CAP.

THE ROTOR CAN THEN GO ON AND BE HELD IN PLACE WITH A LUG NUT OR TWO. THE CALIPER SITS ON THE ADAPTER PLATE AND GETS SNUGGED DOWN FOR NOW.

AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, THERE'S MORE GAP ON THE INSIDE OF THE ROTOR THAN THERE IS ON THE OUTSIDE. SO WE NEED TO SHIM THAT CALIPER OUT. JUST NEED TO TAKE SOME MEASUREMENTS, SEE HOW FAR WE NEED TO SHIM IT.

(TOMMY)>> WE'LL TAKE A COUPLE OF MEASUREMENTS ON EACH SIDE AND GET AN AVERAGE. THE FIRST MEASUREMENT IS 751 THOUSANDTHS, FOLLOWED BY 765. ON THE OTHER SIDE 563. WITH ABOUT 200 THOUSANDTHS DIFFERENCE WE'RE GOING TO REMOVE THE CALIPER, LOOSEN THE CALIPER ADAPTER PLATE, AND INSTALL 100 THOUSANDTHS IN SPACERS BETWEEN THE CALIPER BRACKET AND THE ADAPTER PLATE.

THOSE GET TIGHTENED, AND WITH THE CALIPER BACK IN PLACE WE

CAN CHECK OUR MEASUREMENTS.

(MARC)>> OUR NEW MEASUREMENTS RANGED FROM 651 THOUSANDTHS TO 665 THOUSANDTHS.

SO WE'RE GOOD!

(TOMMY)>> WITH THE BRAKES BUTTONED UP WE'RE GONNA MOVE ON TO THE STEERING. SO WE WENT TO YEAR ONE AND GOT US A QUICK RATIO STEERING BOX. THIS HAS GOT A 12 TO ONE RATIO. IT'LL TURN FROM LOCK TO LOCK IN TWO AND THREE QUARTER TURNS.

WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT'LL HELP THIS OLE CHEVELLE WHENEVER YOU START SNATCHING ON THAT STEERING WHEEL.

I'M GONNA GO AHEAD AND GET THIS STUFF BOLTED IN, SEE Y'ALL IN A FEW.

(ANNOUNCER)>> STICK AROUND AND WE'LL GET OUR NEW REAR END PLUGGED INTO OUR CHEVELLE CHASSIS.

(MARC)>> HEY WELCOME BACK. WHILE YOU WERE GONE WE GOT OUR BRAND NEW REAR END BUSTED OUT OF THE CRATE AND WE'VE GOT IT HERE IN THE PAINT BOOTH.

CHECK THIS THING OUT. THIS IS CURRIE ENTERPRISES' BOLT IN REAR

END FOR THE ABODY. SO IT'S GOT ALL THE PROVISIONS AND MOUNTS TO BOLT DIRECTLY INTO YOUR CHEVELLE, EL CAMINO, GTO, OR ANY OTHER ABODY OF THAT ERA. WE GOT OURS WITH THE FABRICATED FNINE HOUSING AND BACK BRACE, 35 SPLINE TRUE TRACK DIFFERENTIAL, OF COURSE 35 SPLINE AXLES, AND THE PROVISIONS FOR THOSE BAER BRAKES. NOW WHEN WE ORDERED OURS WE ORDERED THEM BARE BECAUSE WE WEREN'T SURE WHAT COLOR WE WERE GONNA GO WITH AT THE TIME.

SO NOW WE JUST NEED TO GET THIS THING CLEANED UP, GET A COUPLE OF COATS OF PAINT ON IT TO PROTECT IT FROM THE ELEMENTS. SINCE THE REAR END CAME WITH THE AXLES ALREADY INSTALLED WE'RE GONNA PULL THOSE OUT FIRST, FOLLOWED BY THE TBOLTS AND BUMP STOPS. A LITTLE BIT OF BRAKE PARTS CLEANER AND A SCOTT SHOP TOWEL WILL CLEAN OFF ALL THE OIL AND RESIDUE THAT WOULD KEEP OUR PAINT FROM STICKING.

(TOMMY)>> A LITTLE BIT OF MASKING TAPE WILL KEEP ANY OVERSPRAY OUT OF OUR HOUSING, AND THE SAME GOES FOR THE VENT TUBE. WE ALSO MASK OVER THE CENTER SECTION SINCE

IT'S DONE BEEN PAINTED.

(MARC)>> TO COAT OUR REAR END WE DECIDED TO GO WITH VHT'S HIGH TEMPERATURE ROLL BAR AND CHASSIS PAINT. NOW THIS IS IDEAL FOR THIS BECAUSE OUR REAR END'S BARE AND THIS DOESN'T REQUIRE THE USE OF A PRIMER. IT'S GONNA KEEP CORROSION, RUST, AND CHEMICALS FROM GETTING INTO THAT REAR END HOUSING. THE FIRST COAT NEEDS TO BE SPRAYED ON LIGHT AND EVENLY TO PROVIDE A GOOD SURFACE FOR THE OTHER COATS TO STICK TO. WE'RE USING OUR PAINT BOTH BUT YOU CAN USE A WELL VENTILATED AREA OF YOUR CHOICE TO DO THIS JOB.

AFTER A 10 MINUTE FLASH TIME THE SECOND COAT CAN GO ON. THIS IS A MEDIUM COAT THAT SHOULD PROVIDE US PLENTY OF COVERAGE BUT WE'LL GO AHEAD WITH A THIRD COAT JUST FOR GOOD MEASURE.

(TOMMY)>> WELL MARC'S GOT THAT REAR ALL SHINED UP AND IT'S READY TO SLIDE UP UNDER OUR FRAME. I WENT AHEAD AND INSTALLED OUR QA ONE LINKS AND WE'RE JUST ABOUT READY TO INSTALL THIS THING, BUT WE'RE GONNA DO A COIL OVER CONVERSION ON THIS CAR AND BACK IN THE DAY WELL THEY WASN'T THINKING ABOUT COIL OVERS IN

ANY FORM OR FASHION. NOW QA ONE OFFERED A SET OF THESE BRACKETS THAT'S GONNA ADAPT IT FOR US AND ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS DRILL A

COUPLE OF EXTRA HOLES. THIS BRACKET BOLTS TO THE ORIGINAL LOWER SHOCK MOUNT BRACKET ON THE REAR END, AND AFTER DRILLING A PILOT HOLE WE UP SIZE BITS TO ACCEPT A SEVENSIXTEENTHS INCH BOLT. JUST BLOW OFF THOSE METAL SHAVINGS, DROP IN THE BOLT,

AND CINCH IT DOWN. THIS BRACKET MOUNTS TO THE FRAME AND TWO OF THE BOLT

HOLES ARE ALREADY EXISTING. SO WE INSTALL AND TIGHTEN THOSE TWO FIRST, WHICH HELPS

LINE US UP TO DRILL OUT THE FRAME FOR OUR THIRD BOLT. TELL ME WHEN BIG GUY.

(MARC)>> LET'S TRY THAT.

THE UPPER CONTROL ARMS SLIDE ONTO THE MOUNTS ATTACHED TO THE REAR END AND BOLT INTO PLACE.

(ANNOUNCER)>> DETROIT MUSCLE PRESENTS BACK TO BASICS.

TIPS FOR THE BEGINNER GEAR HEAD.

(MARC)>> WHEN YOU'RE DOING A FULL SUSPENSION INSTALL LIKE WE'RE DOING ON OUR CHEVELLE, THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION.

ONE OF THOSE IS THE TYPE OF BUSHINGS YOU USE

IN YOUR CONTROL ARMS.

THE FIRST TYPE IS RUBBER STOCK STYLE BUSHINGS. THESE ARE GOOD BECAUSE THE RIDE QUALITY IS REALLY NICE AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO LUBRICATE THEM, BUT OVER TIME THEY LIKE TO DRY ROT AND CRACK, AND THERE'S A LOT OF DEFLECTION BUILT INTO THOSE, ESPECIALLY IN A HIGH PERFORMANCE APPLICATION. ON THE OTHER END OF THE SPECTRUM ARE SOLID MOUNTS, LIKE THIS SOLID ROD END HERE. THESE ARE GREAT BECAUSE THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO DEFLECTION BUILT IN. SO THIS IS GOOD FOR LIKE A RACE CAR. THE PROBLEM IS YOU'RE GONNA FEEL EVERY LITTLE BUMP IN THE ROAD. SO THERE'S GOT TO BE SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE. THAT'S WHERE THESE URETHANE BUSHINGS COME IN. THEY HAVE ALL THE BENEFITS OF A STOCK STYLE MOUNT BUT WITHOUT ALL THE DEFLECTION. YOU'VE GOT TO MAKE SURE YOU LUBE THEM UP BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T, WHEN YOU INSTALL THEM, THEY'RE GONNA MAKE SOME NOISE AND THAT'S WHY THEY GET A BAD WRAP. WITH OUR LOWERS BOLTED IN AS WELL, ALL OF OUR CONTROL ARMS CAN BE TIGHTENED.

(TOMMY)>> NOW IT'S TIME FOR OUR REAR COIL OVERS TO MOUNT TO THOSE BRACKETS THAT WE INSTALLED EARLIER.

THE REAR SWAY BAR IS NEXT, AND WITH A LITTLE BIT OF PERSUASION BOLTS TO THE LOWER CONTROL ARM AND GETS TIGHTENED DOWN. WE ADDED THE BAER BRAKES AND OUR REAR IS READY TO ROLL.

(ANNOUNCER)>> STILL AHEAD WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT HOW TO

MOUNT BRAKE LINES FOR GREAT LOOKS AND RELIABILITY.

(TOMMY)>> HEY GUYS, GLAD YOU MADE YOUR WAY BACK. NOW WE'RE JUST ABOUT TO THE FINISH LINE WITH ASSEMBLING

OUR CHASSIS FOR OUR '72 CHEVELLE PROJECT. THE NEXT TASK AT HAND IS GONNA BE INSTALLING THE BRAKE LINES. NOW TO SAVE US A BIT OF TIME WE WENT TO YEAR ONE AND GOT US

A FULL STAINLESS STEEL KIT FOR A '68 TO '72.

WITH IT BEING STAINLESS STEEL YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT RUSTING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, AND IT'S GONNA STAY LOOKING GOOD FOR A LONG TIME. THE KIT INCLUDES BOTH OF THEM FOR THE REAR AXLE, THE LINE THAT RUNS FROM THE FRONT TO THE REAR OF THE CAR, BOTH UP FRONT LEFT AND RIGHT, AND THE ONES THAT RUN DOWN FROM THE MASTER CYLINDER. NOW WE'RE NOT GONNA WORRY ABOUT INSTALLING THESE QUITE YET BECAUSE WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO INSTALL AN ADJUSTABLE PROPORTIONING VALVE, BUT WE'LL CROSS THAT BRIDGE LATER DOWN THE ROAD. THE FIRST LINE WE'RE GONNA INSTALL IS THE LONG ONE THAT RUNS ALONG THE FRAME RAIL FROM THE FRONT TO THE BACK OF THE CAR. STRAP IT TO THE FRAME, WE'RE TAPPING OUT EXISTING HOLES SO THAT WE CAN FASTEN THE LINES WITH A CUSHION CLAMP AND ARP HARDWARE.

WE'LL DO THIS ALL THE WAY DOWN IN THE SAME LOCATIONS THAT THE ORIGINAL MOUNTS WERE LOCATED.

THEN WE'LL GIVE THE REST OF OUR LINES THE SAME TREATMENT. SON!

(MARC)>> WHEN IT CAME TO WHEELS AND TIRES FOR OUR CHEVELLE WE WANTED TO GO WITH SOMETHING WITH A STOCK LOOK BUT WITH A TWIST.

SO WE WENT TO YEAR ONE FOR A SET OF THEIR EXCLUSIVE 17 INCH MAGNUMS. THESE ARE REPRODUCTIONS OF THE ORIGINALS BUT IN A LARGER DIAMETER.

THEY'RE AVAILABLE IN BOTH EIGHT AND NINE INCH WIDTHS. THEY ACTUALLY OFFER A STAGGERED KIT WITH BOTH SIZES, WHICH IS WHAT WE WENT WITH. THE KIT ALSO COMES WITH CENTER CAPS AND ALL THE LUG NUTS FOR INSTALLATION. AS FOR TIRES WE CALLED ON OUR GOOD FRIENDS AT SUMMIT RACING FOR A SET OF MICKEY THOMPSONS. UP FRONT WE CHOSE THE STREET COMP, WHICH IS AN ULTRA HIGH PERFORMANCE TIRE THAT'LL GIVE US THE TRACTION AND HANDLING

WE NEED, BUT IN THE REAR WE DECIDED TO GO WITH MICKEY'S NEW ET STREET SS DRAG RADIALS. THIS IS A SUPER STICKY TIRE THAT'S GONNA GIVE US THE TRACTION WE NEED ON THOSE LAUNCHES, BUT IT'S ALSO DOT COMPLIANT. NOW THE REASON WE WENT WITH THESE IS BECAUSE WE'VE GOT SOMETHING SPECIAL PLANNED FOR THE UNDER HOOD OF THAT CHEVELLE, BUT YOU'RE GONNA HAVE TO

LEARN ABOUT THAT LATER. OF COURSE WE PREMEASURED FOR THESE VERY WHEELS WHEN WE ORDERED OUR BRAKES. SO WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANY CLEARANCE ISSUES HERE. WELL THAT DOES IT FOR OUR CHEVELLE'S CHASSIS, AND I HAVE TO SAY IT LOOKS REALLY GOOD. FROM THAT FRESHLY POWDER COATED FRAME TO THAT BULLET PROOF REAR END AND ALL THOSE NEW SUSPENSION COMPONENTS THAT HOLD IT TOGETHER.

(TOMMY)>> YEAH WE STILL HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE ON THE BODY ITSELF. WE'VE GOT THE RUST REPAIR WE HAVE TO STILL DO, NOT TO MENTION ALL THAT SANDING, AND BODY WORK, AND PAINT, BUT THAT'S GONNA HAVE TO COME A LITTLE LATER DOWN THE ROAD. BUT I HAVE TO SAY THE CHASSIS TURNED OUT SUPER SWEET. WHAT DO YOU THINK?

(MARC)>> I THINK IT LOOKS GREAT, LET'S LEAVE IT UNDER THE LIGHTS FOR A WHILE.

(TOMMY)>> ALRIGHT BUDDY.

(MARC)>> THERE'S NOTHING WORSE THAN GOING OUT TO THE GARAGE AND HITTING THE KEY ON YOUR RIDE ONLY TO HAVE NOTHING HAPPEN. WELL THE WAY TO FIX THAT IS TO GET YOURSELF ONE OF THESE OPTIMA RED TOP BATTERIES. THE RED TOP DELIVERS A SUPER STRONG FIVE SECOND BURST OF STARTING POWER AND OUTLASTS TRADITIONAL BATTERIES IN DEMANDING CRANKING AND STARTING APPLICATIONS BY UP TO THREE TIMES. IT'S VIRTUALLY SPILL PROOF, CAN BE MOUNTED IN ANY DIRECTION, AND RECHARGES FASTER THAN YOUR RUN OF THE MILL BATTERY.

(TOMMY)>> IF ANY OF YOU GUYS OUT THERE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF

RESTORING A '68 TO '72 CHEVELLE, I'VE GOT A PART HERE

THAT MAY PEAK YOUR INTEREST. IT'S A BODY BUSHING KIT FROM ORIGINAL PARTS GROUP. THE KIT INCLUDES EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MOUNT THE BODY TO THE CHASSIS, INCLUDING THE UPPER AND LOWER CUSHIONS, WASHERS, AND HARDWARE. ALSO THEY'VE DONE THEIR HOMEWORK TO SAVE YOU TIME BY NUMBERING EVERY BUSHING, AND INCLUDING A CHART TO TELL YOU WHERE EACH ONE GOES. AND FOR YOU CHALK MARK GUYS OUT THERE THESE STEEL INSERTS HAVE THAT FACTORY ZINC COATING THAT YOU'LL BE LOOKING FOR. WE'RE ALL OUT OF TIME FOR NOW. SO UNTIL NEXT TIME, Y'ALL KEEP IT BETWEEN THE DITCHES.
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