Anyone ever try and pull the front end down on one of these? The problem I have really have is the front isn't really nosed out but the sub is bellied, the crossmember is only a few inches off the ground. Have some ideas on what to do but just curious what some others have done. Have some ideas for future fresh builds but I'm thinking this thing is junk.
I have no idea how the frame machines work at a body shop but it's probably worth a shot if I can find someone willing to work on it lol. Pulling it down and putting a new clip on it may give it one more run. The rest of the car is still in decent shape. But then again sometimes it better just to apply what you have learned and build the next one better. My first "real" Caddy and I don't want to run anything else now!
I got it. That's pretty much along the lines of what I was thinking for next time. Plan on bringing a 73 to Mayhem next year and this was pretty much a Guinea pig for my mayhem build. And with homemade trans crossmembers allowed the wheels are turning.
Post by Killerclown123 on Aug 23, 2011 20:01:51 GMT -5
I'm going to try fixing two that did the same thing. One had three runs on it before it bent like that. The second didn't last. Should have it pulled if you straighten it, not just bend it back down. I'm putting the crossmember in mine also.
Post by Killerclown123 on Aug 25, 2011 19:30:46 GMT -5
definitely tougher than all other gms, even left stock. I would run that caddy again. I was wondering. I pull all the body mounts out and I replace all the bolts and use big washers. This year I pulled the front clip to do the one's under the firewall. When I took out the rubbers I noticed I had a gap between the frame and the body. should I have probably shimmed that gap? Ever car I ran lasted (except a mopar).