Conclusion

In Part 2, we will install the rear leaf springs, body bushings, and rear sway bar, and then dive deep into the results of testing on a standardized slalom course and skidpad. Hang on as we push the T/A to the limits to determine how well the stock suspension and restoration-style wheel/tire combination perform, then up the ante and show you a comprehensive package that can go head to head with many late-model performance sports cars.

Supplies Required
Prybar Cut-off wheel
Penetrating oil Metric socket set
Metric wrenches Torque wrench
Drill and drill bits Pole jack
Floor jack Coilspring Compressor
Sledgehammer Ball-Joint Separator tool
SAE wrenches and sockets

Torque Specifications
Fastener Torque (ft-lb)
Nut, lower ball joint to steering knuckle 90 (not to exceed 120 ft-lb)
Nut, lower control arm pivot bolt 80
Nut, upper ball joint to control arm 9
Nut, upper ball joint to steering knuckle 50 (not to exceed 80 ft-lb)
Nut, upper control arm cross-shaft end 50
Nut, upper control arm cross-shaft to frame 75
Nut, shock-absorber upper stud 10
Nut, sway bar end link 25
Nut, wheel lug 70
Bolt, brake caliper 35

SOURCE
Whiteside Customs
2421 E. University Drive
Building 2112
McKinney
TX  75069
972-542-0255
http://whitesidecustoms.com/
Pro-Touring F-Body
847-594-9021
http://www.pro-touringf-body.com
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