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Old 08-18-2013, 07:46 AM
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Thanks Bruce.
Well, spent a couple of hours giving it a good wash inside and out, then out for it's maiden Oz voyage.
Drives real nice, could do with some stiffer shocks in the rear though. Will go in for a rear spring change shortly to lower the rear some, so I will change the shocks at the same time. Next week it will have a roadworthy certificate done, then off for registration and we can hit the road.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:18 AM
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Great news.

Must be tough waiting for a car like this in transit.

Best wishes for the maiden voyage.

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Old 08-18-2013, 01:45 PM
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Damien,

Two sets of center caps just means....soon you`ll have another car arriving....this time shipping from the West [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]

The Chevelle is Beautiful.....all your Mates will be impressed [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/headbang.gif[/img]

Good idea in lowering the rear. Take some good pictures of the car.....and with you next to the car.

I am content that your are happy with your new '69 Chevelle.

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Old 08-19-2013, 05:59 AM
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Thanks Ryan, all went well. As I said earlier it is really soft in the rear suspension so that will need some attention, and a bit of a tune. The guy I bought it off used to run a bit of an av gas mixture, for what ever reason, so it needs a little timing adjustment and a couple of small things.

Here ya go, Dan. The cat that ate the canary!







Now has a standard steering wheel, as per the buildsheet. Just waiting for a new '69 centre badge.

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Old 08-19-2013, 07:29 AM
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Ok, after a bit of suspension investigation, it turns out my car has no hop bars fitted. I have absolutely no experience with these, I understand what they do, but have a couple of questions if anyone can answer;
Is there any effect on ride height?
Perhaps this is why the rear suspension is so soft?
Can I just remove these, replace the bushes and re connect the top trailing arms?
Should I leave them in, lower the rear and stiffen up the suspension? (I must say I would rather lose them and take it back to stock!)
Any info on this would be appreciated.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:57 AM
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As far as I know......

They don't affect ride height.

They are a bolt on so they should easliy go away after replacing upper bushings.

I hope they aren't the style that requires holes drilled in the rear end case?

There is my 2 cents.

Ryan

PS: Great pictures.
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Damien,

Great pictures.....Thanks.

The bet the lower ears of your rear end are indeed drilled.....I have a set of these on one of my Chevelles.

They do raise the car a bit....If you do want that Chevelle stock height.....I would remove them.

What is your son`s name?

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Thanks for the help, guys.
Dan, my son's name is Joel.
If the rear end has been drilled out, I would say I could have a poly bush machined up to return the arms to the stock location?
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:35 PM
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Damien,

They are drilled at the webbing of the rear end, no machining required. You can easily weld up the holes, no worries Mate [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]

Joel is a Cool Dude! Thanks for the pictures.

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Old 08-20-2013, 12:14 AM
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Dan, how will these bars affect handling as far as cornering. They dont look like they would be great for lateral movement?
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