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We Start From The Ground Up As Our Latest Project Gets "The Works" From Just Suspension
By Dave Young, Photography by Dave Young
July 01, 2008
With the new leaf springs in place, we cleaned up our donor 8 3/4 housing and bolted it in. The rear sway bar kit can now be installed with the supplied hardware. This is an easy upgrade and only requires drilling four holes in the car's rear framerails.
With the new leaf springs in place, we cleaned up our donor 8 3/4 housing and bolted it in
Up front, we started by taking the tension off the torsion bars, then removing them with this tool from Just Suspension. This tool is a slick piece and won't mar up the torsion bar like the pipe-wrench method does.
Up front, we started by taking the tension off the torsion bars, then removing them with t
Because our car is a convertible, it's equipped with torque boxes, and, therefore, our frame connectors had to be cut to fit before welding them in place.
Because our car is a convertible, it's equipped with torque boxes, and, therefore, our fra
We found the front suspension kit to be as complete as the rear, providing all the pieces and hardware necessary for a full rebuild. We chose to upgrade our front suspension with a sway bar, aluminum strut-rods, heavier torsion bars, and tubular upper control arms.
We found the front suspension kit to be as complete as the rear, providing all the pieces
The tubular upper-control arms are nice pieces and will flex less than the factory units for better handling and all-around drivability. The side-by-side difference is dramatic.
The tubular upper-control arms are nice pieces and will flex less than the factory units f
Using a tie-rod separator or "pickle fork," the inner and outer tie rods can be removed.
To eliminate tie-rod flex, Just Suspension includes heavy-duty tie rods as a standard feature in The Works kit.
To eliminate tie-rod flex, Just Suspension includes heavy-duty tie rods as a standard feat
While those of you lucky enough to have a press can use it to press in the control arm bushings, Just Suspension's tool kit includes a tool to install the bushings just as easily without a press. If you plan on doing any suspension work on your car, this kit will be a nice addition to your toolbox.
While those of you lucky enough to have a press can use it to press in the control arm bus
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By Dave Young
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