: Guldstrand modification walk through. . .
Feb 21st, 00, 05:31 PM
The A-arms are all on the driveway, I'm absolutely caked with 30 years of grease and grime, and I'm finially ready to start drilling the holes for the Gulstrand relocation. It only took about 8 bloody knuckles, a seriously bashed index finger, and a ton of cussing but I'm there. Before I start drilling, are there any suggestions that you who have performed this modification can share with me? Is there an easy way to do this? It sure doesen't look like it. Please feel free to offer any assistance that you can, as I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
Gheatly - what color/year is your camaro? I know Dallas is a big city, but maybe I've seen you at a car show or something. Who knows?
Feb 21st, 00, 07:00 PM
Before you start drilling, make shure your drills are sharpened properly, center punch the holes, using a sharp punch first, (prick punch) then a duller angle punch. The second punch will make a wider dent in the metal and insure the drill does not wander. If the drill wanders, you will have problems getting the upper A arm shaft over the bolts.
Start with a 3/16" or 1/4" drill and then go to the final hole size. Since the final hole size is a little larger than the hole you will be drilling, wiggle the drill a little side to side to enlarge the hole. If you have a reamer you can ream it a little. You will have to trim off the top of the bracket to clear the A frame or it will hit. The metal is not that hard to drill. On mine, I cut out the template, punched the factory holes out and placed the template in from the wheel side of the bracket, then used the center punch to mark the holes. Make shure youdon't get the template in wrong. The holes get drilled a little to the rear, and the rear hole is a little less dropped than the front is.
Feb 22nd, 00, 04:43 AM
My Camaro is hugger orange with white Z-28 stripes and a white vinyl top. You wouldn't have seen me at any shows because my paint sucked. That's about to change... the car is in the shop now. I'll f/u with an e-mail to your address in your profile.
Feb 23rd, 00, 05:02 AM
Penguinjohn/gheatly.....Good luck on your conversion, I'm also in the process of redoing the front end on my 69', I'm new to
this stuff, and I live in Dallas. I thought
I'd ask you guys where would be a good place for paint and body work? I need some rust repair, nothing major, and a GOOD paint job.
I know you get what you pay for, I'm looking to spend 3000 - 5000 thousand. Thanks....KZ
You can email me at KZ1000LTD@yahoo.com
Feb 23rd, 00, 11:08 AM
I'm having my car painted now. I can let you know how it turns out in a month or so. The guy that's painting my car should fit within your budget as I budgeted the same amount for mine.
I'll send you a separate e-mail tonight from home. There are several people who participate on this site here in Dallas. We need to get together sometime this spring. See my post in "Bench Talk" if you haven't already.
Feb 26th, 00, 06:23 AM
If you perform a search on the Guldstrand mod you should be able to pull up several listings that cover this subject.
Feb 27th, 00, 12:26 PM
Check out my new web page for the Guldstrand template, ft swaybar rate comparison, and alignment specs. I also posted a photo of my subframe, and Richmond 5 speed trans installation.
I just got the site up and am still adding things.
David Pozzi's web page: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/David_Pozzi/
Feb 28th, 00, 08:56 AM
Hey David, front suspension is apart, printed the page from your www, zoomed it on my copier so the holes are 6.5" apart, guess I'll give it a try! Thanks, Jim