RE: [DML] Re: Checked my TABs.... AARG!!
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RE: [DML] Re: Checked my TABs.... AARG!!



Bernie,

Very simple... double nut the pivot bolts, either standard 10.9 or Toby
TAB's, use new 106962 washers (OK substitute for 101935) and torque inner
nut to 60-lb and outer Nyloc nut to 55-lb and you'll be fine. I also
recommend our stainless T.A. shield bracket kit 110811G for easier access to
service or re-align the rear suspension.

Rob Grady,

P.J.Grady Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
Bernie
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 8:42 PM
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [DML] Re: Checked my TABs.... AARG!!

Rob, Toby, and all,

I am still in the very long and hard process of getting the TABs even
out of 6704 (don't have much time to work on it).  I finally got the
passenger side trailing arm off, had to cut the bolt, bought 2
new/used trailing arms, anyone need a passenger side trailing arm? 
One NOS, and one used.  The drivers side is going to be a royal pain,
this weekend hopefully.

But I agree with the large washer issue, the bigger one is not
available anymore, and these washers take a lot of abuse.  My drivers
side TAB is so corroeded it won't even move with a 2 foot breaker bar.
 I have NOS bushings to put in, and Toby TABs.  I have checked with
Pearce Designs, their SS trailing arms will only fit the SS frame they
sell.  So what to do?  Have new washers made of a harder material,
flip my old ones around to provide a new bearing surface...  And lot's
of cars are going to be due for this conversion soon anyway.

Bernie,
VIN 6704 and 4045

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, <rob@...> wrote:
>
> David,
> 
> If money was no object and you're willing to live with a harsher
ride via an
> all metal Heim joint as per race car practice then you might
consider it. It
> would probably require completely redesigned trailing arms (ala Pierce
> Design but stock frame compatible)and be rather cost prohibitive. I
think an
> incremental approach by double-nut retention, stronger bolts,
washers, and
> perhaps even bushings (also expensive) would suffice. The first
three items
> combined with careful installation and torqueing would eliminate the
vast
> majority of failures at a much more reasonable cost compared to custom
> (bespoke as they'd say in the U.K.) designed trailing arms.
> 
> Rob Grady,
> 
> P.J.Grady Inc.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of
> David Teitelbaum
> Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 1:02 PM
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [DML] Re: Checked my TABs.... AARG!!
> 
> The hardness of the shims is also a problem. Another problem is the
> spacer inside the bushing. It can collapse especially if you
> overtorque the TAB. The whole set-up is a problematic area. It is not
<SNIP>








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