BUILD Shawns 1971 Impala Donk

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Yeah I'm not aware of any tricks to tuck the wheels in more except playing with camber but then you'll get uneven tire wear.

Can you trim the inside of the fender lips to create more room, that's a trick.
 
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Yeah I'm not aware of any tricks to tuck the wheels in more except playing with camber but then you'll get uneven tire wear.

Can you trim the inside of the fender lips to create more room, that's a trick.
That’s also done with a lot of cars lol. We tried that with my Regal, but only so much you can trim.
 

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Has it had the body mount rubber bushings replaced?
Could they loosen the retaining hardware to the frame and center the wheels in the body? To my uneducated eyes it looks like it may not have the rear of the body centered over the rear end.
 

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Has it had the body mount rubber bushings replaced?
Could they loosen the retaining hardware to the frame and center the wheels in the body? To my uneducated eyes it looks like it may not have the rear of the body centered over the rear end.
I've had to do that before on g-bodys to allow for tire fitment
 
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Suspension is done and DID NOT have to cut the rear end!!! I'm soooooo fucking glad that didnt need to happen.
Averaged about 80mph and at one point was doing 98mph the whole ride up from Joliet up 355 from route 6. Drove like a dream over all the dips and shit on the road. I'm extremely happy with the way it now sits, 100% how I wanted her to sit. Here are a couple of videos and will follow up with some pics of the underneath.
Waiting on the suspension shop to send me pics he took with a really nice camera.




 
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That came out real nice. Have you sent pictures to the guy you originally bought it from yet?
LOL, no and not sure I even have his number anymore, might have his email. Funny you mention that, sent pics to my buddy Josh (who found the car for me) down in Miami/Ft Lauderdale area. He called me and we were BSing about my 71 and his 75 he is building. He said if he were to send those pics to the guy I bought it from as they stay in contact. He would flip his fucking lid lol.
 

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I'm glad you got it dialed and can start enjoying it. Plenty of good weather to put some miles on!
 
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