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New wheels and brakes for the 62
Posted by: chuckvh ()
Date: May 22, 2020 03:57PM
I've finally been making some progress on the 62 convertible over the past couple of months. Work hasn't slowed down, but the shift to 100% telework has given me back 3 hours of commute time every day. Got the front discs installed, new fuel tank, trunk paint, dual master is in work, conversion to five lug done on the front and in work on the rear. Resealed one of my 64 Spyder engines to put in temporarily, might get that put in this weekend.
Rear brake upgrade is in work, using late model rear brakes grafted onto the 64 control arms and using stock axles and hubcentric spacers to get the drums in exactly the right spot. Spacers should arrive next week and then we'll see if everything works as planned.
New wheels are original 1st gen Camaro in 14X6, they actually give me an additional 1 inch fender lip clearance than the Western Turbine wheels I had on the car before. (upper left in the pic) New tires are 195-60 with a very sticky compound. 64 front and rear suspension with one coil cut on the front.
Well, back to work...
66 Corsa Turbo Convertible
64 Spyder Convertible
64 Spyder Coupe
62 Monza Convertible
Amazingly Patient Wife
Re: New wheels and brakes for the 62
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 22, 2020 05:06PM
Gonna be NICE!
WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
Have; '66 Monza Coupe - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - 140, 4-spd. Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza
Have had; '61 Monza coupe, '62 Monza Wagon, '63 Spyder, '65 Corsa
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K