BUILD THREAD 86 GP 2+2~Blown 6.0

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81cutlass

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Feb 16, 2009
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26 stock Vs 30 spline moser, hopefully next week I will get back to the 2+2 axle now that the wagon is running like it should.

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motorheadmike

motorheadmike

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Nov 18, 2009
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Yeah, but compared to 350lb'ers and a 1 1/8" on a factory G setup, it would be considered heavier/ big bar, stiff spring......
Better bar/better spring. ;)
 
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81cutlass

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Feb 16, 2009
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Project tonight- Find a way to put 4wd blazer disks on the G body axle end.

Starting with
4wd zr2 S10 caliper brackets, backing plates and calipers (calipers are the same as 2wd)
2wd rotors
2wd dust shields
80 7.5 out of the wagon

Lets go!
2wd dust shield on 4wd backing plate, the holes dont line up on a 2WD vs 4WD backing plate, i used the small #10 screw up top to align everything as a "home" point
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When it is aligned, the caliper bracket is slightly off-kilter from the opening for the dust shield and the bracket hits the shield
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But i just trimmed an inch off
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Transfer punch to set the location for the holes
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These two holes have half inch stamped pilots that locate the backing plate to the dust shield
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Drilled to 27/64 ( I think) and counter bored to 1/2"
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Holes are drilled
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Kinda swiss cheese
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Drilled the bottom holes out and put in bolts,
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Basically cut the top of the plate off following the circle edge
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Bam!
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And its on! I need to buy new slider pins since mine are bent, but otherwise it looks like the 2wd setup does but you can actually get the parts in northern climates.
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Only negative here is the e-brake bracket now points backwards because i ended up running the left backing plate on the right side and the right dust shield on the right side, but it works out in the end. You will see my plan for that soon.
 
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81cutlass

Royal Smart Person
Feb 16, 2009
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Western MN
Nothing groundbreaking tonight, just finished the other side.

Hopefully tomorrow will get exciting.
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81cutlass

Royal Smart Person
Feb 16, 2009
1,777
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Western MN
I promised today would be exciting, hopefully it is :)

Does it still work, fixture edition
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Portaband, guess my year and a half old saw blade I got on the saw when I got it from the pawn shop finally had its last lunch
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Ran to the farm supply store and got a new one and finished up
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Yay for lathes
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Bam! 7.5 tube in the 8.6 zr2 housing.
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81cutlass

Royal Smart Person
Feb 16, 2009
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Western MN
Yep, going back to stock width.

I am happy with my "wide" zr2 width rear I had in the car the last almost 2 years but I settled on the year one rallys for my wheels and they only come in 4-5" BS and I needed 7 to make the zr2 rear to work.

Plus I had this idea of swapping tubes and wanted to give it a shot. 4th gen F body guys have done it with swapping 7.5 tubes onto an 8.8 housing with the "hiltsy" laser cut torque arm mount and butt welding the tubes to the housing. I looked at the 8.6 and realized I could just turn the OD of the 7.5" tubes and slip fit it into the 8.6 housing, throw my plate on, install 30 spline moser axles, reuse the zr2 brakes, and be in business.
 
TURNA

TURNA

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Jul 24, 2009
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Socialist NY
I promised today would be exciting, hopefully it is :)

Does it still work, fixture edition
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Portaband, guess my year and a half old saw blade I got on the saw when I got it from the pawn shop finally had its last lunch
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Ran to the farm supply store and got a new one and finished up
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Yay for lathes
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Bam! 7.5 tube in the 8.6 zr2 housing.
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That is awesome!!
 
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81cutlass

Royal Smart Person
Feb 16, 2009
1,777
113
Western MN
No going back now....

Ordered the pair of 17x9 Y1 ralleys for the back.

Eff those inflated in price from when I got the fronts before the new year. Tax AND another $30 a wheel. Ended up spending like an extra $90 over the fronts for the pair. My Jegs $50 off $500 purchase basically covered the tax and small bit of the price increase over the last 4 months. Fawk,
 

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