Build Thread My Never Ending 89 Notch Thread

Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by TOOLOW91, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Every time I see your car I get jealous. It is beautiful.
  2. Thanks man means a lot , I am trying still a ways to go
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    Some mock up and welding pictures everything is all painted and welded up , I had to straighten the driver side lower box was already In the early stages of misalignment so I had to straighten it and get it all in there
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    First thoughts , rear is super tight , I hate breaking clutches in , I have work in 2 hours , god this clutch grabs like the business , and I have to figure out what's up with my sway bar because it was hitting my mega bite arms so I left it off for now
  5. Did you change the rear or did the torque boxes make it feel tight? Ya that clutch probably is either ON or OFF.
  6. rear is new built with 3.55 with new bushings In carrier and heims on the other with mega bite jr down low and it is tight the torque boxes deff made a difference .... ignore me running on today I am at work on 25 min of sleep
  7. Oh I see now. Duh to me. The 4 arms probably made a huge difference. Get some work done so you can sleep.
  8. thanks bro , thanks for watching the progress it's nice to have people notice !!
  9. Car looks really good man, and I bet that clutch is nuts.

    I'm getting ready to swap in a new rear end in a few weeks. How long did it take you to drop the rear end? Any tips, tricks? Did you lower it to the ground just on the floor jack? Did you raise the new rear end back up in place using a floor jack?

    Sorry for all the questions, just trying to get any hints I can before I get started.
  10. Thank you for the compliments , the clutch is sick !

    Ok for the rear it's pretty straight forward , I recommend soaking the control arm bolts before attempting to take it out ESP if they have never been out , I had the ass up rear hanging on jack stands .

    My suggestion - I should've done this it would've saved time . drain rear and remove the axles while in the car remove backing plates with all the brake hardware attached and hang them in the car with the brake line this way when you put your new rear or rebuilt rear in you do not have to waist time putting the back brakes back together.

    I supported with a jack and stands when removing . i got everything ready to come out and had a friend help me lift the stands out then I lowered the jack and slid it out and rolled it off the jack . One of my pics shows it on the floor neigh after I rolled it off the jack . Anything else just ask man !
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  11. As far as back in the car get it under with the jack and jack it up , get the upper arms in ad then support with jack stands and use the jack to help u up and down to get the rest of the stuff in the bottom back in . it's tricky but can be done alone
  12. So you are happy with your clutch choice I take it?
  13. it's awesome keeps getting better as it breaks in very street able yet let that thing go quick and the car just snaps up and squats and I still have yet to really push it , I have another 300 miles or so to go with being easy in it
  14. Did you build the rearend yourself or did you have a shop build it? I'll be getting my rearend built soon. I'm scared to do the gear install myself because I just haven't done it before. I also wish i could weld because I'll be getting all this same stuff done to mine. Nice build. I've been watching it since you started this thread.
  15. Thank you for watching !!! and I built if myself with a friend , welding and all ,pics are in here a bunch of posts up, I am a diesel mechanic by day so most of this stuff is not too intimidating all though I was a little skeptical on doing it as its not my specialty but my buddy is real good with it so we built it in his garage
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  16. My rearend is the only part of my drivetrain that isn't brand new so i'm not feeling adventurous enough to try it for the first time now. I'll let the pros do it this time. I started a build thread titled "My first notch build." So far it just consist of pics of how the car sits now and ALL the beautiful brand new parts.
  17. Thanks for the help man! I'll be doing it by myself so any tips I can get to make my life a bit easier will work for me. I'll try removing the axles (which I was going to do anyways so I could use the best axles I have), the backing plates and then just hanging everything while I swap out the rear ends.

    What did you use to hang the brakes and brake lines? I'm guessing you hung each side maybe from something in the rear wheel well?
  18. The third shock with zip ties.. like i said i replaced it all on mine it wouldve been easier to hang it all but i wanted everything new
  19. I have been watching it !!
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