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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Scheduled with Clarks for tomorrow.

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- Kevin -
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I still have the fast trax tool.

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Hey Kevin. Meant to send you a pm but haven’t gotten to it yet. I’ll see how it goes tomorrow. If that doesn’t pan out I’ll come pick up the kit if you don’t mind me borrowing it. Thanks!

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- Mike -
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I’d be interested in borrowing that also.

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No problem. Let me know.

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Took a few hours and wasn’t exactly cheap but it’s aligned and drives much better! Driving to get alignment with a lot of camber and too much toe was interesting. Ice patches were just stupid with extreme pucker. Car wanted to dart around randomly. I’m hindsight should have gotten it closer in the shop or towed it, but I was just ready for it to be done. New front wheels installed, everything gone through, oil changed.  Ready to enjoy it more. Looking at maintenance logs Ive only done 300 miles in past 3 years. no



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would you tell us what the cost to have them do it was? I'm just curious.

What kind of alignment specs were they able to get wiht those aftermarket upper control arms?

 



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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final bill was $250 with tax etc. He did work on it for at least 2 hours. For some reason the tires had a lot of positive camber after I installed the global west lowers and drop spindles. The cpp uppers were on the car from prev owner. We were worried we wouldn’t be able to take it all out and get the castor but he was able to get 3 deg caster in the end. I’m out of stud length though. Fully adjustable uppers could fix all that but they can also be a bit of an adjustment nightmare I would imagine.

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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I’ll have to find the receipt for the 69 Chevelle alignment at les schwab but I remember it being like $90 or $120?

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Brettd85 wrote:

final bill was $250 with tax etc. He did work on it for at least 2 hours. For some reason the tires had a lot of positive camber after I installed the global west lowers and drop spindles. The cpp uppers were on the car from prev owner. We were worried we wouldn’t be able to take it all out and get the castor but he was able to get 3 deg caster in the end. I’m out of stud length though. Fully adjustable uppers could fix all that but they can also be a bit of an adjustment nightmare I would imagine.


You always were a little off plumbbiggrin

Glad you got it fixed! 



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Still am...

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- Mike -
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I don't know why the north end is so different from down here for this service.  I am glad you got good service but that price seems exorbetent to me.  4 wheel alignments are available down here but not nearly the same cost.  All the places I've been have newer technology.

Just for comparison and anyone else looking for options, this is stock type suspension info, adjustable control arms would be more I'm sure ----

 

S&S Tire in Puyallup charges $60+ tax for an alignment, they only charged me $30+tax for toe adjustment since the GTO didn't have any shims and didn't need any.  They also deal with big commercial trucks every day....specifically used by those in my family with dump and semi - trucks and trailers.  $15/tire+ tax for mount and balance for a passenger or light truck tire also if mounting on the vehicle yourself.  This is who I use for my needs in my area.

$60+tax for Enumclaw Tire on my Chevelle for an alignment when the car was located in Bonney Lake which included a come-back adjustment after the car settled with new springs(but I never made it back...maybe this summer with my receipt).  Also, rears were checked for alignment.  I was allowed to stand right there and watch the guy do it who is the only one who does the older cars; he asked me who did my exhaust I bought from Brett and sectioned/welded in myself...normal dude.  They do everything normal car size from dragsters to your Prius, possibly large trucks but I have no info about that. Well known to be one of the best in the area.

 

 



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Yes I think there are far less people around yuppyville that know what they are doing. Everyone uses hunter alignment machines that require a sensor on the rear wheel. He spent a lot of time getting everything set.  The engine bay is painted and it is tight so he was being careful. The wheel well shape and height of the car made it pretty much impossible to get the sensor on. 69 Chevelle was no issue.

 



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Installed an adjustable spacer block to square the rear and then took her for a nice spirited drive at lunch today. Drives and performs soo much better! It does awesome burnouts too! Very effortless and controlled. Seems to move out pretty darn well. I never ever got into it very hard before because the baby driveline and scary handling. I guess we can let this thread die now and I’ll bring her to the next bbq.

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Hey brett-
i've got a red seat from a 62 impala here now that i'm working on. Guy ordered covers from Ciadella- fucking fantastic covers.
He had them make them using 1959 impala cloth inserts instead of the 62 style and holy shit they are beautiful.

Heres a "before" shot, and a photo showing the 59 inserts that are on his replacement covers. 

I'll post up some more pics once they come together with the new covers.





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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Cool! Wish I could redo it but for now I’ll just try to enjoy it more. It’s not bad as is.

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Heres how that 62 seat with the ciadella covers turned out...

 



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Yeah that’s a Beauty.

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