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Forum: General Discussion 10-07-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Not much more to add at this stage. Waiting on...

Not much more to add at this stage. Waiting on quotes for FEA testing (Finite Element Analysis) of the parts.

So - a good rundown of what you need to know is here:...
Forum: General Discussion 14-06-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Hi guys, Well things have moved on a little...

Hi guys,

Well things have moved on a little although that said - may have had a bit of a setback...I think.....

Ridetech have been communicating with us - which is great. They have been...
Forum: General Discussion 11-06-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Just an update - this is still ongoing. ...

Just an update - this is still ongoing.

Ridetech in the USA seem to be really willing to help - which is good.

The engineer on my side has also been good, but he seems a little...busy. So...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By Shan
Went through this recently. For a project...

Went through this recently.

For a project like that - I would recommend you get them custom built mate. Its the only way you are gonna know they will fit and have the right clearances.
...
Forum: Technical Discussion 04-06-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Shan
Interesting. Been researching this on and...

Interesting.

Been researching this on and off for months - definitely HEAPS of guys running 18x9.5 with 5.5' BS. Weird you could not fit them.

I had Rear 18x9.5 on my 68 firebird (which I...
Forum: Technical Discussion 30-05-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Shan
Wheel and tyre query on for a 1968 Camaro....

I have a 1968 camaro.
I will have the ridetech system including control arms, tru turn and spindles, as well as the 4-link on the rears.
These are not fitted yet - still in boxes.

Given this...
Forum: General Discussion 25-05-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Hi Guys, Ridetech have responded again. ...

Hi Guys,

Ridetech have responded again. Britt (director of ridetech engineering) has reviewed the australian regulation documents that my aussie engineer (Paul) put them onto.
Sounds like...
Forum: General Discussion 21-05-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Ok....so the next update. Finally got to...

Ok....so the next update.

Finally got to meet Paul Bottomley @ APS engineering.

Lovely guy, communicates well, seemed to understand what I am trying to do (which is make my car safer). ...
Forum: General Discussion 18-05-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
I think I mentioned earlier that there were no...

I think I mentioned earlier that there were no technical images for the Ridetech parts on the internet. I assumed having that sort of info was going to assist in the engineering, so have been...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Update.... APS did reach out to me earlier...

Update....

APS did reach out to me earlier this month - locked in a time. Due to some commitments - I had to reschedule (so my bad this time), BUT going in on the 21st for "that chat". I'll...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Shan
Hi Benny, Thanks for that. I have been in...

Hi Benny,

Thanks for that. I have been in conversations with guy in Croydon over the last couple of days - Darren @ Trikfab.

http://www.trikfab.com.au/

he is responsive, communicates well...
Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Shan
Yeah - I know it is not a difficult install as...

Yeah - I know it is not a difficult install as far as things go.

I'll be candid - I do not have the facilities to get it done and added to that I am a little time poor as well.

Remove leaf...
Forum: General Discussion 30-04-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By Shan
4link install....need to find someone to install Eastern/SE Suburbs VIC

Hi guys,

As per some of my other posts, I am currently looking to install Ridetech 4-link suspension on the rear of my 1968 Camaro.

I had one guy all sorted for the work, but he is suddenly no...
Forum: General Discussion 30-04-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Hi guys, Update.... At this time I am...

Hi guys,

Update....

At this time I am still trying to make an appointment with Paul @ APS.

We spoke once and he said he would get his office manager to book the appointment.
...
Forum: General Discussion 24-04-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Hi Guys, OK - so another update. Paul...

Hi Guys,

OK - so another update.

Paul Bottomley from Automotive Performance Solutions (in Thomastown) did finally get back to me. He is the one that was twice recommended for this type of...
Forum: General Discussion 20-04-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Hi Cluxford, Funny you should mention Talk...

Hi Cluxford,

Funny you should mention Talk Torque (Bill Malkoutzis) - he just reached out to me on email.

Bill was the one who originally re-directed me to Paul @ Automotive Performance...
Forum: General Discussion 19-04-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Ok - so this is becoming a bit of a mission. ...

Ok - so this is becoming a bit of a mission.

I have had no luck getting hold of the twice recommended engineer so far (Paul). I've emailed a couple of times and the shop phone just rings out as...
Forum: General Discussion 19-04-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Shan
Hi guys, I went this place to visit the shop...

Hi guys,

I went this place to visit the shop owner:

https://[URL="http://www.facebook.com/pg/americangraffitiautoworks/reviews/?

Seems like a legit guy. Place a little chaotic, BUT he made...
Forum: General Discussion 18-04-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Shan
Just for an FYI - called motorvation - shop rate...

Just for an FYI - called motorvation - shop rate is still $100 per hour. I am not going to be able to pay that sort of rate with the repair budget I have unfortunately.

They do good paint...
Forum: General Discussion 17-04-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Shan
Motorvation - yes I know them. I agree -...

Motorvation - yes I know them.

I agree - they are awesome guys and the work is good.

I know you get what you pay for, but metalwork rates are around $85-$88 per hour I am finding.

Shop...
Forum: General Discussion 17-04-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Thanks for the update on that.

Thanks for the update on that.
Forum: General Discussion 17-04-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Shan
Rust work....

Hi Guys,

Need some recommendations for metal work.

Got some floors need replacing as well as a little rust in the lower front cowl drainage (behind front wheels) on my 1968 camaro. Common...
Forum: General Discussion 17-04-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Thanks Sean. Might leave that to the engineer to...

Thanks Sean. Might leave that to the engineer to translate. Given I will be paying them $1500 or so - I'll leave it to the experts ; )

OK - so unfortunately Jean @ Bonneville is saying he no...
Forum: General Discussion 16-04-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Hi guys, This is an old thread (I started it...

Hi guys,

This is an old thread (I started it last year), but I am finally going through the motions of this suspension upgrade. Thought I would resurrect it.

I have reached out to multiple...
Forum: Technical Discussion 24-07-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By Shan
Well I think that settles it. These old cars...

Well I think that settles it.

These old cars can all vary slightly, BUT general consensus appears to be:

CAMARO GEN 1:
FRONT - 2" drop, 18x8, with 4.75" Backspace is good and allows for tyre...
Forum: Technical Discussion 21-07-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By Shan
Hi Roger, Awesome - thanks for that. Nice...

Hi Roger,

Awesome - thanks for that.
Nice ride btw. Tidy looking unit.

That is the second confirmation for 4.75" BS on front for 8" wheel. If you are clearing the larger 245/40 tyre, then...
Forum: Technical Discussion 20-07-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By Shan
Hi Booah, Yeah - I understand what you are...

Hi Booah,

Yeah - I understand what you are saying. I am putting the cart before the horse a little.

I have the opportunity to get these FREE FREIGHT from the USA (need to pay customs...
Forum: Technical Discussion 20-07-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By Shan
hahaha. Now that is something i have NOT...

hahaha.

Now that is something i have NOT seen before.

I wonder where one would buy the penis wheel in 18"?

Not helping my backspace issue though Rodent!

Seanj - thanks - have read those...
Forum: Technical Discussion 19-07-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By Shan
Image is not working I dont think. Will try...

Image is not working I dont think.

Will try again....
Forum: Technical Discussion 19-07-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By Shan
For the record - this is the look I am going for ...

For the record - this is the look I am going for - see attached.

I believe the wheels are from Circle Racing - Series 90's. These are the one's I will be ordering.

This guy was running 18x8...
Forum: Technical Discussion 19-07-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By Shan
Thanks D4rkside! Would be very grateful for...

Thanks D4rkside!

Would be very grateful for the clarification.

Yeah - I do know the front is a case by case type of deal. To be honest - even the rears are to some degree depending on how...
Forum: Technical Discussion 18-07-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,646
Posted By Shan
Need confirmation on wheel sizing for 1968 Camaro....

Hi Guys,

Buying new wheels for my Camaro.

I know this stuff has been done to death a little, but was hoping for some assistance.

I owned a 1968 Firebird some time ago and the USA owner...
Forum: General Discussion 24-04-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Thanks heaps. Appreciate the referral.

Thanks heaps. Appreciate the referral.
Forum: General Discussion 24-04-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Thanks for that. I take it no-one here...

Thanks for that.

I take it no-one here has worked with a local engineer already familiar with this kit?

Don't want to re-invent the wheel if I do not have to. If an engineer has already...
Forum: General Discussion 22-04-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Sorry - maybe that link I included was not right....

Sorry - maybe that link I included was not right.

Going for coilover on front and rear.

No airbags for me.

I have asked around. No response from air ride in bayswater VIC who sell ridetech...
Forum: General Discussion 21-04-2017, 11:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Hi, Sorry - I posted a link - maybe it was...

Hi,

Sorry - I posted a link - maybe it was not working?

Was going for springs. Coilover front and rear.
Some welding required for some of the brackets on rear I believe.

I emailed an...
Forum: General Discussion 20-04-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,292
Posted By Shan
Ridetech II suspension on 68 Camaro - anyone engineered for VIC?

Hi Guys,

I did do a search on this, but could not find a definitive answer from my investigation on the forums.

I have an email inquiry with Airide (VIC suspension supplier) as well, but...
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