Camber Plate Install

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a

Cut the template from the instructions

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b
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c

Remove the top hat nuts and put the template in place

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d

Use a pointed center punch or similar to mark the center of the bolt holes

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e

A center punch will help you locate and center the drill bit

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f

Start with a small bit like this 5/64″ and LIFT THE CAR / drop the strut or you will drill the top hat

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g

Then a large bit for the bolt size like this 7/32″ bit

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h

Open the final 6 template holes to allow the hardware through

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i

Cut the inside box of the template

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j

You can discard the cut out portion

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k

You can position the cut template using the camber plate bolts through the holes you just drilled

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l

Trace the inside of the template

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m

You now have a cutting guide

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n

We cut on the lines with grinder cutting wheel (don’t cut past the corners) and finish cutting at the corners with a sawzall or jigsaw or hacksaw blade for clean corners

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o

Test clearance and trim and clean up your cuts as needed, ream out any offset holes

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p

Bolt it all together and once again test travel and clearances

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q

You can trim back any portions of strut tower still showing like on the right here

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r

In the rear you can trim the vinyl only as needed for a clean appearance

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Coilover Install - Front

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a

Front adapters must be modified to clear the hump behind the strut tube

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b

You will weld above this, so the cut does not need to be pretty

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c

Rounding the bottom to match the curve

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d

The hub should be secured on a flat and level surface

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e

The hump we made room for

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f

We found the strut tube to be perpendicular to the bottom of the hub (where it sits on the ball joint)

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g

First measure the work surface

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h

The top of the adapter should be in the same plane (exactly the same measurement) as the work surface

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i

Measure the other direction

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j

Compare to the work surface (if our surface was flat and level, the top of the adapter should be tacked so it’s flat and level also)

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k

A magnetic protractor works great too

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Coilover Install - Rear

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a

Measure the relation between hub and strut, difference should be 15 degrees

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b

Use a lug nut or 2 to hold the drum on tight, then measure, difference should be 15 degrees

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c

Again, a magnetic protractor works well (if you have good eyesight)

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d

Example of the 15 degree offset: 95 degree hub

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e

Example of the 15 degree offset: 80 degree strut

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f

NOTE: Make sure you position the adapters correctly. 240Z and Early 260Z owners should receive four 6″ adapters. Late 260Z & 280Z owners should receive two 6″ adapters for the front and two 9″ adapters for the rear. You’ll be able to weld directly to the hub, BUT DOUBLE CHECK YOUR LENGTH AND DESIRED ADJUSTMENT RANGE! The strut should be threaded into the adapter at least 1.5″-2.0″ for strength and stability. MAKE SURE YOUR ADAPTERS ARE THE CORRECT HEIGHT for the stance you want to achieve.

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