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    SVO's: 84 SVO 1C

    pictures underneath (rear)

    Would anyone have picture of factory original SVO from rear? I'm doing restoration to my 84 and would like to see how it looked like when left factory (rear axle, brackets, brake parts etc). Thanks in advance.
    Lauri

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    18 PSI Boost bluemax's Avatar
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    SVO's: 86 2R CP 86 9L CP
    Here is a thread on the restoration of my '86 rear end. The '84 can be a bit different depending on if it is an early slapper bar car and of course the brake lines are different with the single exhaust.

    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...nd-Restoration

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    Thank you! Very nice article and exactly what I was looking for. Even little bit too much information, now it makes me think to do the job with much more details... My starting point is just the same, originally undercoated (road abrasion tag) car which has been driven in Michigan / New Jersey area winters approx first ten years. Early 84 with slappers though. Lots of dirt and surface rust but nothing serious, undercoating has hold up really well and is still in good condition. I will keep original coating, not really intrested to start removing it, just clean it and add thin coat of new to make it look good. Axle, control arms + other bits and pieces will go sand / glass blasted and have new paint. After all this will still be summer time driver, so concours resto is not what I'm aiming. But clean and mostly original looking is.
    Lauri

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    SVO's: 86 1C
    Nice article thanks for sharing. I was looking at the rear control arms, were they unpainted from the factory? Also, what did you use for control arm bushings? Thanks!
    Kevin Boyd

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    18 PSI Boost bluemax's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkboyd View Post
    Nice article thanks for sharing. I was looking at the rear control arms, were they unpainted from the factory? Also, what did you use for control arm bushings? Thanks!
    The oem finish on the rear control arms is galvanized. It can be duplicated, but very time consuming. Most cars that I have seen "restored" simply paint them a light gray "bare steel" color. The upper arms can still be found NOS, the lowers much more difficult.

    As for bushings, the oem rubber bushings can still be found as well, try the usual sources; Greens, eBay, NOS parts, etc.

    Good luck with your project and please share pics as you go through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemax View Post
    Here is a thread on the restoration of my '86 rear end. The '84 can be a bit different depending on if it is an early slapper bar car and of course the brake lines are different with the single exhaust.

    http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...nd-Restoration
    Wow! Man, nice work!!

    We're currently cleaning our 86 up for show, but it's going to be a resto-mod, since there were parts missing, and it had lived such a hard previous life. I've done the kind of work you are doing in the thread above, and don't really want to get in that deep anymore. It'll be clean, but not a 100-pointer by any means.

    I salute your effort there, sir!
    Gene Beaird,
    86 2R SVO, G Stock,
    Pearland, Texas

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    18 PSI Boost bluemax's Avatar
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    Thank you for the kind words... I restored the front suspension last year and posted the project on FEP as well.

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    Thanks I appreciate the response. I will post pictures when I get started.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I was just going to ask if anyone had posted similar pictures for the front suspension. Thanks!
    Kevin Boyd

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    Here are some pics I have collected from online sales of SVO's. I have much larger/higher resolution pics of the rusty suspension if you are interested...just shoot me a PM with an email addy I can send them to if interested. Hope these help.

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    SVO's: 1986 2R

    dem tires are gatorbacks........ burned through many of em back in the day

    Quote Originally Posted by svono50 View Post
    Here are some pics I have collected from online sales of SVO's. I have much larger/higher resolution pics of the rusty suspension if you are interested...just shoot me a PM with an email addy I can send them to if interested. Hope these help.

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    dem tires are gatorbacks........ burned through many of em back in the day.

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