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Old 10-05-2010, 08:03 PM
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OGRE how much of adrop did you do in the front?

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I have a Fatman stage 2 front end in my pickup also. Ogre how do you like your front end , mine has squeeked since day one. Mine dropped about 6 inches with stock spindles but was to low I hit the front bumper going into my driveway. Then I changed to a bigger spring out of a Mustang II GT with a V8 and air, that raised it about an inch or so. But if I was going to do it again i'd do a Camaro clip.
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How come you guys arent running airbags instead of springs???
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Cab removal?

I am about ready to remove the cab off the frame. Any tips you can give me?

I think it has the original manual transmission in it and I don't have a clue how to remove the shifter on that thing so the cab can come off. I do see an access plate that I will remove first and check it out, but looks like that shifter has to come off?

Right now i am thinking the best way to get the cab off is bringing it off the side rather than trying to go over the engine or the back wheels.

Steve
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Cab removal?

I am about ready to remove the cab off the frame. Any tips you can give me?

I think it has the original manual transmission in it and I don't have a clue how to remove the shifter on that thing so the cab can come off. I do see an access plate that I will remove first and check it out, but looks like that shifter has to come off?

Right now i am thinking the best way to get the cab off is bringing it off the side rather than trying to go over the engine or the back wheels.

Steve
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DBM , I have air bags in the rear of my pickup along with a No Limit Engineering fat bar setup (4 bar). I don't have an on board compressor, I just air the bags to the ride height I want and leave it there.
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Yeah, those compressors are a little expensive...HF has a couple 12v compressors pretty cheap....
I would think having the bags up front would solve your clearence problems. just raise it up when pulling into your drive way..an oil or air pressure gauge would tell you when your at ride hight. I have some simple ball valves to raise and lower front and back. www.airbagit.com has a sale buy two get two free...the four bags cost me less than 200.00 including shipping ...I love them they solved a lot of problems for me...and Joe Morrow over there has a forum if you ever need any questions answeared ,THAT was a big help too ,it was my first set I ever installed so cutting the spring pockets was a little scary but all and all it came out well ...
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starting trouble

battery is hooked up, the radio is on...

where do i begin to troubleshooting the starting issue? some background: purchased the truck over a few weeks ago, got it towed to me place. have started it a few times since then. prior to purchase, it was sitting in a backyard for years unmoved, i should be done with the brakes soon.

its a 12 volt system w/ manual choke. i smell some gas under the hood. is it the carb? let me know what you guys think.

have been learning as i go, but enjoying every step!
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When they sit that long you'll have to start at the begining and work your way up ,the tank,lines fuel pump ,fuel filters and carb...then plugs ,wires cap & rotor...clean and inspect every piece...look for rust in the tank ,rusted lines,cracked rubber lines,the fuel pump should be replaced and the carb rebuilt..
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Old 10-14-2010, 06:07 PM
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yellow55 - i can't say what my drop is because i have never measured it
roughly half the ride height of the stock springs
any lower and it would not be streetable in MI

57 - i have the same fatman in mine.
i like it enough to recomend it to anyone.
no noises in mine though.

dbm - who invited him in here? troublemaker...
too late to add them, i do wish i had done a 4 link in back
post a pic of your plymouth(?) on the ground

to all else...
i did the stock spring flip kit on my rear axle with a 3'' c-notch.
looks good but i shoud have c-notched it more or z'd the frame
it's fine on pot holes but rough on frost heaves and railroad tracks
i hit the rubber snubbers on tracks and big bumps and the rubber makes the rear jump up
as it is; the punkin just barely hits the bottom of the bed 'wood' (trex decking)
if you go low, raise the bed wood or box out the rearend like the big boys do
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I am about ready to remove the cab off the frame. Any tips you can give me?

I think it has the original manual transmission in it and I don't have a clue how to remove the shifter on that thing so the cab can come off. I do see an access plate that I will remove first and check it out, but looks like that shifter has to come off?

Right now i am thinking the best way to get the cab off is bringing it off the side rather than trying to go over the engine or the back wheels.

Steve
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sounds ike your truck has the 4 speed heavy duty trans
remove the trans cover plate (covers 1/4 of your floor) and you will have axcess to the bolts that hold your stick in.
it's best to get 4 people to lift the cab off over the wheels front or back, it's not that heavy.
make a dolly to put it on with some decent size wheels so you can roll it around your shop
my cab lived on a dolly for 3 yrs and still managed to rack up a few miles on it
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:26 AM
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dbm - who invited him in here? troublemaker...
Who???? me?????? never.....
I'm still a wanna bee 55 trk owner the last one just wasnt in the cards.he wanted to make a trade but his stuff (that needed work)was worth real money and my (turn key stuff) wasnt worth crap.I would have ended up giving him 7,500 worth of cars for a 3,500 trk...I dont want it that bad...
But I WILL have one...
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:38 AM
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post a pic of your plymouth(?) on the ground
What??? This old thing????
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Well,it started life as a Plymouth,but some mopar freaks want my head.the only thing on this car that is original plymouth is the roof (until I chop it) and the middle section of the frame..(well most of it)
Most of my lowering was done by body drop (channeling)
I have a lot of pics of the install if anyone is interested its a budget job and cost about three hundred for all four,.I did it in my driveway,but it was a lot of work.one handy little thing is I dont need my floor jack any more I just raise it up and put the stands under it. by putting a piece of a 4x4 under the wheels I can go as high as I want.
I saw a lot of guys were using camero subframes ,thats what this is...
In the first pic you can see what happend to the bottom of the fender when I let the air out of the bags.
the second is after cutting two inches off the bottom and wheel well....I think maybee dropping the body 4" insted of 6" would have been better...
But like the old saying goes better to much than to little...
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Air Ride

DBM do you mind taking a few more pictures. I like that system. I am wanting to see how you welded in the 4 link to the chassis and did you have to C notch the chassis.
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