First I want to thank Jody and Rick for giving me moral support in doing the SB to BB frame R&R deal today..
I had never seen the two areas they told me about and a whole bunch of the other guy's had talked about that allowed us to change the frame mounts out so I definately learned a thing two today..
The two big round holes are NOT used as neither is the two little slots way underneath. And the sway-bar IS NOT TOUCHED!!
It is the top hole right behind each spring and the bottom hole right next to each rear lower A-arm!!!
I used a 1/4" ratchet, (the smallest I had!!), a 1/4" x 3" extension along with a 1/4" to 3/8" adapter and then a short, 6-point, 9/16", 3/8 inch socket and a 9/16 combination wrench on top!!
My car is up in the air about 15" or so and very steady so with the tires off, it had the A-arm droop that is needed to help get at the spots!!
I have to say I was dreading this for years!!! But it is just about as hard as R&R'ing the rear leaf spring front mounts using a small angle grinder!!!
NO big deal at all, just had to get with it......
Worked like a charm and took a couple of hours, THAT'S ALL!!
Thx again you two and everybody that has posted about this in the past too!!!
PS., I also removed my manual steering gearbox and installed my power steering gearbox and pitman so that is done too!! As is my new rag joint!!
I also used some Dow Oven Cleaner to take the orange Krylon paint off the two piece hub David gave me, (the oven cleaner WORKED like a charm as a paint remover!!), and installed 1/2" x 3" studs in both hubs and new races, seals and bearings so I am ready to change out my drum hub's so my Bullitt's will have more room up by the upper balljoint lips..
I am torn between removing my new coils and going ahead and cutting a coil off each of them before I install my BB but gut feeling tells me to wait till after it is in and my car is on the ground.
The coils are 488 pound ones that are almost physically exactly like the stock ones so I do figure that they won't drop all that much but I really don't know and sure don't want to do buy them twice!!!
Anybody have any suggestions on my front coils???
I figure they will jump up to above 500 pounds after cutting???