What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?

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Offline brads70

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1170 on: January 03, 2010 - 08:38:20 pm »
looks like its time to rebuild my front end.  :working:

went driving around today, and noticed at slow speed, like rolling up to a light, the front end wags back and forth a bit, not severe, but you see it.
and sometimes, when cruising 40 - 50 the front end vibrates slightly. i can feel it in the wheel slightly as well. looks like i got a " shaker" hood, 'cept its all of it! its more prominent on the drivers side as far as i can tell. tires arent wearing wierd either.
im leaning toward ball joints. bearings are new, and i did new inner and outer ends.
i dont have a front sway bar, and i want to put one on., but then i have to find some lowers c/arms to take one right?

woo hoo, lets get this year rolling!!

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Hey I thought all 74's came with sway bars no? :clueless: :dunno: I'm surprised! :o
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1171 on: January 03, 2010 - 09:00:41 pm »
Hey I thought all 74's came with sway bars no? :clueless: :dunno: I'm surprised! :o

me too!!!

i have one for the back, but..... no front   :walkaway:

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1172 on: January 03, 2010 - 09:10:13 pm »
Is it a rall eye car? Maybe the sway bars were std. on them or just 360 cars in 74?
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1173 on: January 03, 2010 - 09:14:31 pm »
Is it a rall eye car? Maybe the sway bars were std. on them or just 360 cars in 74?

nope, just a base

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1174 on: January 03, 2010 - 09:34:01 pm »
We have some decent weather going on recently. So today I started applying plastic filler on areas on the underside wherever any small dents are. Then get it all ready for it's second coat of Epoxy primer.

When I was young, I didn't know how to put jacks correctly and lift the car properly.  :misbehaving:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1175 on: January 03, 2010 - 10:58:24 pm »
looks like its time to rebuild my front end.  :working:

went driving around today, and noticed at slow speed, like rolling up to a light, the front end wags back and forth a bit, not severe, but you see it.
and sometimes, when cruising 40 - 50 the front end vibrates slightly. i can feel it in the wheel slightly as well. looks like i got a " shaker" hood, 'cept its all of it! its more prominent on the drivers side as far as i can tell. tires arent wearing wierd either.
im leaning toward ball joints. bearings are new, and i did new inner and outer ends.
i dont have a front sway bar, and i want to put one on., but then i have to find some lowers c/arms to take one right?

woo hoo, lets get this year rolling!!

 :smilielol:

Had the exact same thing pop up on my 74 during the TBT Cruise in 08.  Big "maypop" appeared on the L/F tire.  It was only 29 years old w/less than 20K miles on it.  Check your tires, sounds like a slipped belt or tread seperation.
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1176 on: January 04, 2010 - 07:15:27 am »
Had the exact same thing pop up on my 74 during the TBT Cruise in 08.  Big "maypop" appeared on the L/F tire.  It was only 29 years old w/less than 20K miles on it.  Check your tires, sounds like a slipped belt or tread seperation.

tires are new goodyears.

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1177 on: January 04, 2010 - 08:27:42 am »
When I was in the tire business we ajusted a few "newer" ones too.  Can't hurt to check before replacing a lot of suspension parts unless they're old with a lot of miles on them anyway.  Those will cause pulling and wandering.  Consistent vibration and shaking is 95% tire related.
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wagesofsin

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1178 on: January 04, 2010 - 08:31:38 am »
When I was in the tire business we ajusted a few "newer" ones too.  Can't hurt to check before replacing a lot of suspension parts unless they're old with a lot of miles on them anyway.  Those will cause pulling and wandering.  Consistent vibration and shaking is 95% tire related.

ill swap em with some others and see.
thanks!   :2thumbs:

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1179 on: January 04, 2010 - 01:23:29 pm »
UPDATE:

(play unsolved mysteries music here)

what i was experiancing was intermittant failure of the drivers side upper ball joint!!!

i checked it twice yesterday on the lift and it wasnt really moving, i just went out to check wheel runout, and the suckers flopping around like a 90 year old hookers chest!!

dont ask me how i know that either.

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1180 on: January 04, 2010 - 01:49:42 pm »
Yikes, sounds dangerous. Glad you found the culprit.
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1181 on: January 04, 2010 - 07:11:59 pm »
Well, there's that 5% not attributable to tires!
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1182 on: January 04, 2010 - 08:42:58 pm »
So...   How do you know what a 90 yr. old hookers chest looks like?     :icon16:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1183 on: January 04, 2010 - 10:33:57 pm »
So...   How do you know what a 90 yr. old hookers chest looks like?     :icon16:
Paints a picture don't it! :eek7: :smilielol:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1184 on: January 05, 2010 - 06:35:46 pm »
door hinge pin and bushing