My '71 510 goon

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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby 71Goon » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:41 am

I'm not sure about the earlier Roadsters, but '66 and up had 14" rims, super wide too at 4" for '67 and earlier and 4.5" for the later years. Mine are 14x4.5.
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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby DRIVEN » Tue Jan 28, 2014 6:55 pm

Maybe I was just remembering it wrong. Carry on.
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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby 71Goon » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:54 pm

The FedEx driver brought me some goodies today. Now I just need my seals and to swap perches and I'll be set.

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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby 510freak » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:23 pm

Nice Tim, Soon big brakes on your sexy wagon :thumbs:
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby 71Goon » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:52 pm

After some cutting, grinding, cleaning and painting I'm a little closer to being ready for the swap. Now I just need my split collar clamps and RCAs to arrive.

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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby Ni10 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:13 pm

71Goon wrote:After some cutting, grinding, cleaning and painting I'm a little closer to being ready for the swap. Now I just need my split collar clamps and RCAs to arrive.

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just wondering since I've never seen the info posted. How do you determine how much of the tube to cut off ? I have an idea but just want to make sure my thoughts are correct.
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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby 510freak » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:58 pm

Those struts cleaned up nice Tim
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby 71Goon » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:52 pm

Ni10 wrote:just wondering since I've never seen the info posted. How do you determine how much of the tube to cut off ? I have an idea but just want to make sure my thoughts are correct.


I didn't cut the tubes, just cut the perches off and will be using perches off of another set of 510 struts I had. I wasn't sure about cutting the perches myself but it was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be. I nicked one of the tubes just a little but that was it.
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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby H5WAGON » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:10 am

Driven....some 13's will clear....Derek has ZX struts, running 13in ADVANS..
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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby 71Goon » Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:55 pm

New struts & brakes should go on this weekend and I think I scored at the wrecking yard today. There was an '86 BMW 325 E with very nice front seats. I recall reading somewhere that they will bolt right in with new holes drilled into the brackets. They're blue, but I'll figure out something to do about that.

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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby 510freak » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:39 pm

Those will look sweet in the wagon Tim!
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby Laecaon » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:58 pm

nice score, those are gone day 1 if they are clean here.
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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby 71Goon » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:16 pm

There was a pretty nice black set not too long ago but I didn't have time to get them that day and they were gone the next day. This car just dropped today, so it didn't even show up in inventory yet. I was the lucky guy this time.
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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby Laecaon » Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:18 pm

I really want E30 Vert seats. They have horizontal stitching instead of vertical, and bigger bolsters.
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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby 71Goon » Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:43 pm

Finally - ZX struts installed, lowered about 1.5" up front to go along with the 2" drop blocks in the rear. I still have some air in my lines, but the brakes feel pretty good - so much better than what I took off. Next up is an alignment.

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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby K_trip » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:09 pm

WOW ... THAT THING IS SEXY

Nice work on lowering it! Big improvement, it really looks sweet. I love those Roadster wheels and 620 caps - who would have thought that of combo??? :)
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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby 510freak » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:03 pm

:fyea:
Looks awesome Tim, Sure is a clean wagon :thumbs:
Taterhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:35 am wrote:[quote="Taterhead » Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:41 pm


Sorry, I was channeling my inner flatcat.
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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby DRIVEN » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:07 pm

Probably my favorite wagon out there.
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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby RedBanner » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:23 am

Never seen this wagon inperson, but goddamn it looks good in pictures.
wayno » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:40 pm wrote:Everything is either tight or actually rubbing.

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Re: My '71 510 goon

Postby MicroMachinery » Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:37 pm

Beautiful car. Absolutely beautiful.

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