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Old 04-28-2012, 08:04 PM   #1
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I finally got some cash together and am looking at taking my 1980 to the shop to do the rear suspension I have found a kit at willcox corvette.They have the strut rods in a kit and then you can also add the mounting hardware. Can i just get the kit or do i need the mounting hardware also nomenclature willcox corvette su33m su33me I am redoing the stock suspension stock and I DONT WANY ANYTHING FANCY OR WANT TO SPEND ON ANYTHING IO DONT NEED. THANKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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You may need to be specific here. What are you getting done? Trailing arms? Bearings? Differential? Bushings? Shafts? or everything. Is there something wrong at this time that you have saved some cash or are you just trying to improve the handling a bit.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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Same as above, it kinda depends on what shape everything is in. If the car has been in a location with a lot of pollution probably all the Rubber Bushings are Shot, or 32 years of age they are shot anyway. If the Seals in the Pumpkin are not leaking leave them alone. Before You remove the rear Wheels try to wiggle them top to bottom and feel for any play in the Axel bearings. When driven are there any odd sounds or feels? Sounds like You want to keep it stock, if so replacing whats worn is all that needs to be done, and probably a lot of cleaning.
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Old 04-29-2012, 04:52 PM   #4
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I AM REPLACING BOTH REAR STRUTS SPRING CUSHION AND SOME LITTLE ODDS AND ENDS THAT COME IN REAR SUSPENSION bushing KIT ecklers . Their is a rear suspension bushing kit and also a rear suspension mounting hardware kit. I need to set the camber in the rear but I HAVE TO REPLACE struts and spring mounts for sure but the car has sat for years in the garage do you think i would probably need the rear suspension hardware as well. the car is in excellent condition other then the fact they have never been changed they are original suspension items.
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