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BUILD The Replacement for the Cobra. V: “Greasy’s Fuck Your Blower-Coyote, Super-Secret Stick-Shift Hellcat Build”


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Was in the garage again this evening. I was able to remove the rust from the rotors and paint the rotor hats....turned out pretty good. I also cleaned ALL of the rubber out of the wheel wells from the track day last fall which was a pain in the ass. Then I proceeded to wipe down the entire underside of the car from the trunk to the front wheels with Purple Power degreaser. New shock replacement should be here Wednesday and then the cradle can go back up.

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Passenger rear shock came in today and got immediately to work in the garage. Raised the cradle to the body and loosely bolted up the lockout kit, took some measurements like a caveman, and got the cradle as centered as possible. I then installed the trailing arms, torqued those to spec, threw the wheels on the car, put weight on everything, took some more caveman measurements, and satisfied from there so I torqued the lockout kit to spec. Car sits a little higher in the rear just like I wanted and the camber looks nearly gone which is great! Still need to reattach the gas tank filler tube and some other odds n ends in the wheel well, but for the most part the rear suspension is DONE!

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What’s up with those pedestrian looking lower control arms?
 
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The stock arms yes. Figured you’d ball out of control on fancy ones of those too if they exist.
There is no benefit to changing out those arms other than looks. They simply provide a mounting point for the rear shock absorber and a perch for the spring.
 
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I buttoned up the rear of the car putting back on the gas filler tube and fastening up the plastic wheel wells.

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Started working on the driver’s side front to install the upper control arm. Relatively easy, night and day difference between the stock and aftermarket arm. Everything is buttoned up on the driver’s side. Just need to do the passenger side and the driveshaft when I get back from vacation. Getting close!

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Back from vacation, which means back to work on the car. Finished up the front passenger side and then installed the driveshaft. For the driveshaft I was getting interference from the Barton shifter which is a known issue. I had to run to Ace to pick up some fender washers to shim the transmission down a little bit. Seems to have worked like a charm. Torquing down the driveshaft was a PITA by myself, but knocked it out.

Still need to wrap up a few odds and ends but she’s getting close!

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Man, you can't drive that thing it's too minty! :love::love::love:
 

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