Suspension upgrade complete...
So it's been awhile since I updated y'all on the progress of updating the suspension on my 64. After a long delay due to becoming a dad for the third time over, I finally got her done. Mostly stock setup aside from conversion to front disc brakes. Here's the list:
Front sway bar: hellwig
Ball joints upper and lower: upgrade kit from late great Chevy
Tie rods: upgrade kit from late great Chevy
Idler arm: Moog
Control arm bushings: energy suspension polyeurothane
Body bushings: energy suspension polyeurothane
From single to dual master cylinder with proportioning valve: CPP
Power booster: CPP
Springs: Moog stock height
Shocks: KYB front, Monroe Air back
2 inch drop spindles: sssb
11 inch rotors front: sssb
Calipers front: sssb
Front brake line: 3/16" kit from amazon where you make your own
Rear brake pistons
Total with alignment is around $2k.
This was my first time working on suspension and definitely had it's challenges but is rewarding now that it's complete. The alignment shop said it looked good but i had him go over everything and torque to spec. So far she's driving like a new car and handling like a dream! This was a little intimidating at first and required a ton of patience but well worth the effort. I didn't want the car quite as high as stock height but didn't want to cut springs, and coil overs were out of budget. The 2 inch drop is perfect for me.
Happy to share any insights if anyone has questions... I know there's plenty of choices out there but this was my attempt at doing it on a budget and feel I was pretty successful for a first timer.
: cheers :