Dad's '98 Resto

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    As you can see, there was quite a bit of corrosion inside the cap. The idler pulley is the original and didn't have very much play in it, but I figured why not.

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    Originally I planned on leaving the keys, but since we torched them to get the torsion bars out, I bought new keys from Suspension Maxx in Bay City. Its just going to be cranked level so no insane angles.

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    My order of Chassis Saver came in today so I spent a few hours brushing it on the frame. Did two coats and it covered really good. The LCA's came back today from having the bushings and balljoints pressed out. I have to clean them up and brush them with Chassis Saver then send them back to my buddy's work to have the new stuff pressed in.

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    Spent a little time today coating the LCA’s with Chassis Saver. Going to send them out this week to get the new bushings and balljoints pressed in.

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    Had the new bushings and lower ball joints pressed into the LCA's tonight. Waiting on all of my mounting hardware to get here from LMC and I'll be able to start reassembly.

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    The guy had this sitting in his garage

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    Well it’s a small update in a big way. We started reassembly!!

    My buddy came over tonight and we were able to get the new keys as well as the LCA’s and torsion bars reinstalled. Also loosely mounted the UCA’s and shocks with the new hardware from LMC. We were able to get the new center link, idler arm bracket, and idler arm bolted in to. It’s finally starting to come together. There’s still a lot more to do, but it’s looking good.

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    Had two days off work so yesterday and today I hauled 12 tons of crushed asphalt for my driveway. Today my buddy and I got the hub, knuckles, end links, and tie rods bolted in and torqued down. Only thing that was a huge PITA was the end links for some reason.

    Have to try to clean up my old dust shields and reuse them now. After that it’s new calipers, pads and front brake hoses. One step closer!

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    All the parts boxes lol

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