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    What do you mean slightly angled?
     
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    Rearend not being perfectly straight across may cause some "offset" like you measured.
     
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    Ah I see. Well maybe my rear end is as straight as a circle. Would fit in perfectly with how my life goes haha. Or maybe it will straighten out after I can take it for a ride around the block
     
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    Getting there... not really. Worked on it for about 2hrs and got both sides to this same point. I'm trying to get the spindles free of the UCA because I have to package them and get them shipped to California (someone asked to buy them). Only problem is even with a pickle fork these things are glued. Currently soaking it in PB blaster.

    Look at that though I already have a front sway bar, now I guess i have 2. I guess I'll post this one for sale. I wanted to hook up my rear sway bar the other day but I dont have the mounting bracket to the frame, unless I'm totally missing something, which very well may be the case.

    Now back off to school for a little bit then I'll come back and work on the ride. I also have to ship my stock mopar steelies, I was able to sell them :thumbsup:

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      A hammer and a little forceful manipulation got those spindles right off

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          Lol that would have been nice. I used a pickle and hammer on a nut on the control arm bolt and it popped of .
           
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            I was able to pick up 2 more Redline center caps today. I saw a listing on facebook with a bunch of barracuda parts and they were in the picture and couldn't pass up the opportunity to ask the guy if he would be willing to sell them to me. No I don't need them but yes I do like the idea of having spares. I mean what if I lose one of mine while doing burnouts on the freeway or what if one gets stolen, or what if my daughter wants to color one pink and put it on her spare wheel?
             
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              Today I also got ahold of PST and got a new bushing for the one I messed up.

              Then taking the front end apart I realized I have a sway bar already... well now I have 2. I will take off the old control arms and assess if they are in better shape than my 73+ lcas and decide from there which ones to use.

              Edit- I'm not excited to try and remove that torsion bar again, especially considering I couldn't get it out last time haha.

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              Maybe you'll do better at pulling teeth than you do at pulling spindles! :poke:



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                Let's hope so! I gotta be able to buy car parts somehow. Let's actually hope I'm better at pulling teeth than torsion bars since I havent been able to get those off yet and I got the spindles off ha.

                Honestly though teeth are just about grippin and rippin em!
                 
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                When you try to get torsion bars out, take the bump stops for the upper control arms out so the arms will drop down a few more inches. That usually helps relieve more tension off the T bars so you can knock them out easier. I usually take the C clip out of the torsion bar socket in the crossmember, take the nuts off the LCA pin and the strut rod....and knock the LCA backwards until the torsion bar pops out of the back of the socket in the crossmember. At that point, you can get all the stuff loose. Hope that will help you next go around...lol.
                 
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                  Will try this for sure! Thanks a bunch! Operation free the purple car this weekend (I've been saying that every weekend for the past 3 weeks haha)
                   
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                  :thumbsup: As far as pulling teeth, my brothers method worked great! However old I was when my baby teeth started coming out, my older brother helped me pull them because I wouldn't let anyone else touch them. I was 6ish and he was about 16. He would tie a kite string around the very loose tooth, and tie the other end to a door knob of an open door. He would get behind me and hold my head still. If it was an upper, he would hold my head back. A lower he held it down with my chin against my chest. Either way, my mouth would be open. He held me pretty tight, and counted to three. When he got to 3.....I would kick the door shut and the loose tooth flew out tied to the string! It happened so fast it didn't hurt, and we would both crack up laughing! Every time we did it, our Mom would threaten to kick both our asses because we got what little blood that came with the tooth on the extractor door.....lol. True story to tell your Dentist buddies! :D
                   
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                    Oh I do the same thing as with my son, he's 7 now. Tied string to a nerf gun dart and pulled the trigger. Tied a string around our dogs collar and threw a ball for him to chase. String to a door knob as well. Baby teeth are fun to take out.

                    Speaking of extractions, I got my ass handed to me and then some today trying to get a tooth out.i ended up having to drill out the bone surrounding the tooth to get that sucker out.

                    Now that I'm all done though it's time to work on the dart so hopefully we can drive it next week. We will see!
                     
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                    Should have tried that pickle fork!
                     
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                      Got some wheel seals for the front today.

                      I really not excited to grease the bearings.

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                      there you go, easy clean up
                       
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                        I also know I don't need them but every time these adds come up on my phone with drilled and slotted rotors it makes me want them so bad... I think I'm going to order the ones from rock auto because why the heck not.
                         
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                          Wife finally got home so I can start working on the car. She finally after 3yrs of being married (officially married), but 10yrs of being together changed her last name. Whoop whoop!

                          She asked me if I wanted her to bring me anything home I replied with "10mm socket, drilled and slotted rotors and a torsion bar removal tool." This is what she brought me... I questioned her gift and she said "buy all the other damn stuff yourself." :poke: I may give her a hard time but at the end of the day I am the luckiest boy alive to be married to the best woman alive.

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                          Boom it's only taken almost 2 months to get here! Everything on the front is off.

                          Tomorrow I will hopefully get the whole front end back together besides the brake rotors and caliper... because the new ones won't be here until Monday haha.

                          I got the torsion bars out too! They are different than the spare set I had. The ones on the car say 118 and 198; the spare set I had have 493 on them. I'm assuming the 493 are the gts torsion bars?

                          My stock 69 LCAs are in better shape than my 73+ ones so I'm actually going to throw the new bushings in these and run them.

                          Oh I also went to home depot and got this socket set because my tool box wasnt filled. The 200 socket set is a christmas leftover from home depot on sale for 60 bucks and the extensions and adapters were 25 bucks, just a great deal.

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                          Figured it out. The bars on the car are 892/893 bars which are .870 bars and standard issue bars for a 340 car.

                          Now the delimma... do I buy bigger bars haha.
                           
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                          Today's progress.

                          Spindles, steering link, idler arm, control arms, etc all installed.

                          I repainted the UCA's and LCAs, decided to reuse my 69 LCAs due to them being tighter. Steering link, strut rods, painted as well and ordered new calipers.

                          Rotors should be here tomorrow, calipers should be in tomorrow and I'm waiting on my new polygraphite bushing from PST then I can throw the drivers side together.

                          I'm really thinking about the 1.03 or 1.08 torsion bars from PST or The other vendor on here with the 1.08. I guess we will see what happens. Everything I read and what people say is adding those larger ones really make a difference. The car would be a whole new beast..

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