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|#56: October 12th, 2011 - Installing the Front Suspension...|
front suspension installation was delayed as I was waiting on the upper
strut mounts to come back from powder-coating. So I spent that time
prepping the other parts. I had previously prepped the LCA, Spindle, and Calipers
that I purchased on Craigslist from a '03 Cobra. I purchased a pair of
blue dust covers from Maximum Motorsports for the Bilstein struts and
next was cleaning and painting the struts to get them ready to be
installed. The cap on the can of spray paint that I got was almost an
exact match for the Bilstein yellow, unfortunately, the actual paint
was a little lighter. But its close enough.|
I removed one coil from the '98 Cobra springs that I'm using and borrowed an internal spring compressor to help fit it in to the pocket. With no motor in the frame it was still a chore to get it compressed enough to get the plate and nut on top of the strut. In the end I had to put 50lbs of lead bricks that I have on the front frame rail and hang 80lbs of fuel jugs on the apron to keep the car on the jack stands.
the front suspension was installed, I purchased a pair of the 'correct'
'94-'95 front spindles and prepped them for installation after the car
comes back from the paint shop.|
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Last Modified: November 10th, 2011.