Rear suspension installed.
|Bolted one wheel onto the axle for ease of rolling it all around. Here's a pic of the axle in the sunlight.|
|And here's the other side.|
|I didn't take any pics while I was wrestling with the control arms. Here's what it all looked like after I got it all bolted up. Up until it was all together, it looked like the springs were angling forward. Once I had the car sitting on the springs (still angled forward), I was able to lift the body/frame (by hand) and pull the springs vertical. Then when the weight was back on the springs, they were properly in their pockets.|
|And here's the car resting on its springs for the first time in who-knows-how-long (remember that when I got it, the springs were in the trunk and the rear axle was sitting on 4x4 blocks). It looks like a serious rake with the front end higher than the rear, but keep in mind that the fronts are on wheel-dollies and I've cut half a coil out of the rears but haven't done anything to the front yet.|
Now, the rear is just under the car for my move to a new garage; I intend to pull it back out and put a posi unit in and finish reworking the undercarriage. I have not yet decided if I'm going to put the fenders back on before the move. If I don't, it may be a while before my next update.. and if I do, I don't expect to be making more than one more update before then.
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