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Thread: GTBradley's MKIV build - Full Kit with Coyote, TKO600 and IRS

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    Body and panels are off.

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    I built a lightweight/small dolly for the stages before the kit gets heavy and it works pretty well.
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    Control Arms

    I installed the control arms with some difficulty. I'm pretty sure they are correct now, but the upper control arm was assembled at the FF incorrectly. I put the ball joints in the way the manual instructed, but after it was on the chassis I noticed that the grease zerks were pointing down. I labeled a photo of the assembly for others to see how it should go, provided it's right, please let me know for sure.
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    Lower control arms

    I did add the spacer washer on the driver side, back side of the lower control arm as the manual instructs and one was enough, but on the passenger side I was able to add a spacer to both back and front sides. Washer front.jpeg
    Seems like the right thing to do, though there is a small gap even when torqued down.Gap.jpeg
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTBradley View Post
    I installed the control arms with some difficulty. I'm pretty sure they are correct now, but the upper control arm was assembled at the FF incorrectly. I put the ball joints in the way the manual instructed, but after it was on the chassis I noticed that the grease zerks were pointing down. I labeled a photo of the assembly for others to see how it should go, provided it's right, please let me know for sure.
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    You've got it right. The upside down assembly comes from the supplier. Did you use thread locker on the ball joints? If not, you'll want to do so to keep them from backing out. Also, some paint marks will help you monitor if they are moving or not.

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    Shock and spindles.

    My POL was fairly short and had just small items on it, but unfortunately the spring hat and another shock component are on it. My question to the group would be can I go on to do the spindles and come back to the shocks and springs later? It looks like this shouldn't be a problem, but if it is I can wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTBradley View Post
    My POL was fairly short and had just small items on it, but unfortunately the spring hat and another shock component are on it. My question to the group would be can I go on to do the spindles and come back to the shocks and springs later? It looks like this shouldn't be a problem, but if it is I can wait.
    Go right ahead.

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    Thanks Dave I did use the thread locker blue on the ball joints, though the PS ball joint was so tight I can't imagine it ever coming off. I'll put the paint marks on it, good tip.
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    Cool, I'll go do that right now. You guys are super helpful. Thanks.

    I'd like to post the picture of the body hoisted up to the ceiling, but the darn picture keeps turning upside down when I upload it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kleiner View Post
    Go right ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTBradley View Post
    I installed the control arms with some difficulty. I'm pretty sure they are correct now, but the upper control arm was assembled at the FF incorrectly. I put the ball joints in the way the manual instructed, but after it was on the chassis I noticed that the grease zerks were pointing down. I labeled a photo of the assembly for others to see how it should go, provided it's right, please let me know for sure.
    Upper cntrl arm.jpeg
    Thanks for the pic and explanation - will be helpful when I start the front suspension. Keep up the good work!
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    Sure thing. Iím learning that all sources available are required to avoid problems: FF YouTube videos, the manual and the forum at a minimum. It was telling to see the the guy in the FFR video use an impact wrench on the wheel nuts and the wheel hub box warns against doing just that.
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    Hubs installed - whereís the grease?

    I know itís been a long time since Iíve worked on wheel bearings, but is there really no extra grease to put inside before the dust cap goes on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTBradley View Post
    I know it’s been a long time since I’ve worked on wheel bearings, but is there really no extra grease to put inside before the dust cap goes on?
    No, they are sealed bearings.

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    I’ve gotten a few things done, although I’m skipping the power steering and shocks for now as both have parts I’m waiting on. In the mean time, I’ve installed the upper and lower control arms on the rear, the center section, axels and the spindles.

    I’m on the rear brakes now and Wilwood instructions say to start with at least one .029” shim, but it appears the caliper is more centered with no shims between the bracket and upright. Does that seem okay? Wilwood only sent me 2 .625 o.d. Washers for the lock nuts that hold the calipers on the brackets. I assume I can get 2 more replacements at the hardware store?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTBradley View Post
    I’m on the rear brakes now and Wilwood instructions say to start with at least one .029” shim, but it appears the caliper is more centered with no shims between the bracket and upright. Does that seem okay? Wilwood only sent me 2 .625 o.d. Washers for the lock nuts that hold the calipers on the brackets. I assume I can get 2 more replacements at the hardware store?
    Do what's necessary to get them centered properly. I've installed those brakes a few times, but don't remember the exact shims required. The instructions are only giving you a starting point. But they give you plenty of extras in difference thicknesses. So add or remove as necessary to get everything aligned properly. I'm surprised about missing hardware. Wilwood is usually really good and thorough about that. I don't recall the exact one you're talking about. But their hardware is all very specific and also hardened. You may be able to find something suitable. Or call Wilwood and I'll bet they'd send what you're missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edwardb View Post
    Do what's necessary to get them centered properly. I've installed those brakes a few times, but don't remember the exact shims required. The instructions are only giving you a starting point. But they give you plenty of extras in difference thicknesses. So add or remove as necessary to get everything aligned properly. I'm surprised about missing hardware. Wilwood is usually really good and thorough about that. I don't recall the exact one you're talking about. But their hardware is all very specific and also hardened. You may be able to find something suitable. Or call Wilwood and I'll bet they'd send what you're missing.
    Yeah, It just surprised me that I didn't need any shims. I don't know what happened to this batch, but not only did they short me two washers, they gave me 24 extra washers for the bolts that go on the bolts holding the hat to the disc. I''l give them a call on the missing ones and see if they are special enough to wait on replacements from Wildwood. Thanks for the input.
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