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Old 04-08-2013, 12:21 AM   #41
Nathan Moreno


 
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Soooo pretty.
Thanks RJ

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I went back to my bookmarks list and was surprised to find one of them appears to be no longer in business, the second one is no longer selling retail. Here's a few links that are still working:

These guys sell specifically for Harley Davidson's but might be a source for the bolts and fasteners that would be the same as our cars use.

http://www.probolt-usa.com/aluminium.html

This place looks good and not too far for you to drive to if you wanted to check them out in person:

http://www.non-ferrousfastener.com/index.php

These guys are also "local" to you. I remember going to them in the late 70's for braided stainless lines, couplers, etc.

http://www.gandjaircraft.net/index-1.html

This place is also a performance bike shop but sells titanium and aluminum fasteners, etc.

http://www.oppracing.com/category/13...ews-fasteners/

I had planned at some time in the future to go through the front of the car and see what steel bolts/washers/nuts could be replaced with performance aluminum. Specifically anything that wasn't handling stress; just holding something together, holding an assembly to something else, fender bolts, etc. Since you're already removing everything in the front it looks like, you'd be in a great position to know which pieces could be replaced.
Doc, I'm working on aircraft aviation 12 point bolts for the chassis/suspension components. These are primary for strength and they are super expensive!!! I will keep you posted.

Update:

Pfadt Bushing installation

This was one easy mod.


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Simply lube the outside of each half of the bushing and install.


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Next, lube the outside of the center pin and install.


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No need for a lot of force. You can simply push it in with the palm of your hand.


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I'm still working on getting caught up updating the front sub steps but I figured I'd give you a quick peek at the rear sub...... Stay Tuned!

Justin spent 15 hours cleaning the sub prior to going to the powder coater. I can imaged he got rid of a pound of just welding splatter. You'll see what mean when I post the pictures.

The anthracite gray and Pfadt orange look killer. Much better than the factory black.


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There is about 30 hours cleaning the HAMMERHEAD (a lot of manual hand sanding went into getting it perfectly smooth) but the finish product looks amazing! Here is another sneak peek..... Next it will get sonic cleaned followed by powder coating and back to Frank at DSS for Assembly.

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