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  1. Brandon: I need four (4) of the concave/convex clamp washers that go with the CV joints, they go between the CV and the "step" on the output shaft. Sombody rebuilt them long ago and forgot to put the washers back. I have a '76. Thanks.
  2. I just saw a rebuild/replacement set on WN'S site, pretty cheap and everything was new. Just search under parts for "door clips."
  3. They look great, polished, shiny, no grooves, abrasions or galling.
  4. I can't find a good photo of a clean, undamaged "spider" component, so I'm not sure what a good one looks like. But these are what mine look like after x thousand miles with no clamp rings. Is this junk or are they supposed to look like this?
  5. So I'm tearing this '76 down, today was dismantling the CV joints - a rite of passage, some say, for this car. No drama, no issues really, everything came apart nice and easy. Except that not one of them had the clamp ring installed, the cupped washer between the "spider" inner component and the step on the shaft. Somebody took the CVs apart at some point and forgot to put the clamp rings back on. How did these things not come apart? I've never actually driven the car, but what kind of indicia should there have been (if any) to my son, who drove it a LOT? I haven't cleaned everything up yet, so haven't looked for damage - but this was a surprise. And not in a good way.
  6. What a great story and journey you are on. I grew up doing cars with my dad, he's been gone now 3 years and I miss him. Did you ever make the console plans available? I might like to get those from you for the resto I'm doing on my son's '76. That looks really nice. Thank you for sharing this Ana.
  7. Gave up trying to get my stub axles out and took them up the street to be pressed out at the shop. I did get the CVs dismantled, they were more cooperative.
  8. Wow. The best kind of jigsaw puzzle; some really easy, some really hard. Nice!
  9. The nut was on there very tight. It's been like that a long time, I think, it appears to even have some black paint on the smooth surface where the threads used to be. So what is the likely cause of the loss of half the threads?
  10. I'm still tearing things apart and the axle nuts on my '76 came off with no huge amount of drama. Then the hubs came off relatively easily, I didn't need a puller on either side. That seemed a little weird. One stub is threaded all the way to the end and the threads all look fine. The other stub looks like this. Seems a little strange to me. What is going on here, should these have threads all the way out to the end of the shaft or not?
  11. I am rebuilding the rear subframe on a '76 and have decided to have most of it powder coated. I am questioning whether to replace all the bolts and related hardware with the IE hardware kit. A couple of hardware bits (e.g. the bolts in the diff hanger - which don't look like they are even in the IE kit) are pressed in with the knurled edges. So I need the advice of the gurus on the forum, here are my questions. 1. Should the hardware be replaced at all? It is all original so has likely been stretched and used for 45 years, perhaps taken off a time or two and retorqued. I'm inclined to replace it to ensure proper factory torque on reinstall. 2. Assuming I go with new hardware, will the bits that press in (diff hanger bolts, lower shock mounts) still go in properly if powder coating has been applied? And if they do go in, will the coating chip? Thanks in advance. Doug
  12. I am rebuilding the rear subframe on a '76 and have decided to have most of it powder coated. I am questioning whether to replace all the bolts and related hardware with the IE hardware kit. A couple of hardware bits (e.g. the bolts in the diff hanger - which don't look like they are even in the IE kit) are pressed in with the knurled edges. So I need the advice of the gurus on the forum, here are my questions. 1. Should the hardware be replaced at all? It is all original so has likely been stretched and used for 45 years, perhaps taken off a time or two and retorqued. I'm inclined to replace it to ensure proper factory torque on reinstall. 2. Assuming I go with new hardware, will the bits that press in (diff hanger bolts, lower shock mounts) still go in properly if powder coating has been applied? And if they do go in, will the coating chip? Thanks in advance. Doug
  13. Finished the teardown of the major elements of the subframe. Put some things in the parts washer to soak overnight.
  14. Great Steve, thanks so much!
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