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6/1/12 1:13am - Original Message: 'A-arm flaps'
daveo76
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Vancouver, WA - USA

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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

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I just put a new set of these guys on tonight.  The old ones had a hole where the shock stud poked through, but I think that may have occurred inadvertently over time.  I have not poked a hole for the stud to go through in the new ones - is that "correct"?

These are in the engine compartment, hence my choice of forums.  Sorry if that wasn't the correct one!  


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6/1/12 4:42am - Reply: 'Re: A-arm flaps'
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I have a '78 and I replaced those same flaps.  For my car, there was no hole for the shock stud/tower.  The flap just rides on top, but yours may be different.

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6/1/12 6:22am - Reply: 'Re: A-arm flaps'
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No holes in the flaps.
The "wings" on the end are supposed to be folded into the a-arm. Wink

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6/1/12 11:53am - Reply: 'Re: A-arm flaps'
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Got any pictures or diagrams?
I need to replace mine someday.
How much are we talking?


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6/1/12 12:02pm - Reply: 'Re: A-arm flaps'
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We talk pretty much every day, Dave....LOL

I bet Bob has a diagram loaded somewhere. If not, I can post one later tonite.


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6/1/12 1:38pm - Reply: 'Re: A-arm flaps'
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My biggest problem was to get those Angry push pins to go through the holes on the frame.  I had to use a drill bit, but NOT will the drill.  I just used the bit, twirled it and ran it up and down a little just to open the hole in the frame a scootch (NOT scotch..that is for drinking).
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6/1/12 1:45pm - Reply: 'Re: A-arm flaps'
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I used pop rivets and painted them black - worked great! Wink

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6/1/12 3:55pm - Reply: 'Re: A-arm flaps'
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6/1/12 2:48pm - Reply: 'Re: A-arm flaps'
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Dave, above is picture from my project. The shocks don't go thru it. I tucked them inside of the upper control arms (A arm). I resized the picture so it looks weird.

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6/1/12 2:42pm - Reply: 'Re: A-arm flaps'
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VikingVette said: My biggest problem was to get those Angry push pins to go through the holes on the frame.  I had to use a drill bit, but NOT will the drill.  I just used the bit, twirled it and ran it up and down a little just to open the hole in the frame a scootch (NOT scotch..that is for drinking).
Breast of luck (oops...dad-gumed evil twin) BEST of luck to you!LOL

David, I also had problems getting the push pins into the inner fender fiberglass, so I used a C-clamp with a small socket on the outside fender area to allow for the long stem. I just tightened on the C-clamp to seat those goofy buggers..............eboEvil Smile taught me that!Wink 

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6/1/12 2:49pm - Reply: 'Re: A-arm flaps'
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dwright said: Got any pictures or diagrams?
I need to replace mine someday.
How much are we talking?

Dave, $8.99 @

http://www.ecklerscorvette.com/corvette-inner-skirt-dust-shield-right-1969-1982.html



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6/1/12 6:47pm - Reply: 'Re: A-arm flaps'
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(re-sized LARGE image + added link-aapple)    Thanks Joel!Thumbs Up

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6/1/12 2:56pm - Reply: 'Re: A-arm flaps'
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I tried to resize the above pic.............but eboEvil Smile somehow didn't teach me right............MAN! Joel where are you? 

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6/1/12 3:36pm - Reply: 'Re: A-arm flaps'
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Thanks.  This was one of those things I would have liked to have done this year when I had work done on my car, but just couldn't make it happen.

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6/1/12 11:00pm - Reply: 'Re: A-arm flaps'
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1976 Silver/Firethorn. L48, 4spd. Original 2 bolt, vortec heads, 9.4:1 CR, Speed Pro Cam: 224/224@0.050, 112 LSA, Eagle Steel Crank.

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Thanks for the pitchers!  I just went out and folded mine in just like in the pic and they look great.  I, too, noticed you need to have strong thumbs to get those little push pins in, but I got 'em in eventually.  

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