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Ovrkill5150 07-24-2012 06:14 PM

air ride on my 65 F100
 
I hope its ok that i post pics and share what im doing with the suspension in this section, if not please let me know
so i picked this truck up two weeks ago and i think i have made good progress so far. my plan for this truck is to build a low budget rat truck that any one could drive for under $3,000. at the same time show off some of my fabricating skills.
this is going to be my first full custom air ride setup.

Ovrkill5150 07-24-2012 06:17 PM

so here are some pics of the truck the way i got it

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...3-1024x685.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/9d6ebd9e.jpg

Ovrkill5150 07-24-2012 06:20 PM

these are some of the issues that make this truck not road worthy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/25098be0.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/918b4718.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/5bd0ba76.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/676e44c7.jpg

Ovrkill5150 07-24-2012 06:27 PM

i managed to get most of the rear suspension done last week, there are still a few small things to address.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...1-1024x685.jpg

out with the old
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...1-685x1024.jpg

in with the new
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...1-685x1024.jpg

Ovrkill5150 07-24-2012 06:32 PM

i went with a spider web theme and now im calling it the black widow


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...5-1024x685.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...1-1024x685.jpg

here is a video so you can see it in action


Ovrkill5150 07-24-2012 06:37 PM

pulled the engine and trans out today to give the front suspension the same treatment as the rear.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ll5150/153.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ll5150/154.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ll5150/155.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ll5150/157.jpg

i have to pick up more 2x4 tomorrow, then its bye bye lame stock suspension

S10xGN 07-25-2012 09:27 AM

Nice truck! That suspension was severely "rubed" and awesomely unsafe, glad you are doing it right.

Russ

Ovrkill5150 07-26-2012 06:17 PM

front frame rails are in and getting the engine mocked up

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/DSC_0608.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/DSC_0610.jpg

BIGMIKE@RIDETECH 07-31-2012 10:07 AM

Rear suspension looks great! Cant wait to see what you do with the front. Its pretty scary to see what they had been driving it on.

Ovrkill5150 08-01-2012 01:22 AM

Thanks Big Mike. I could really use some new bags for this thing :mwink:
I'm trying to break away from the traditional slammed air setup and blow peoples minds.

Ovrkill5150 08-01-2012 01:31 AM

I had a bit of fabricators block the last two days trying to work out the front link setup, but I managed to do custom drop on the front axle. My pops is working on the rear fenders to accommodate the extreme drop. He also filled in the spare tire pocket in the drivers side fender.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/DSC_0615.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/DSC_0614.jpg
New engine mounts

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/DSC_0616.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/DSC_0613.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...0/DSC_0612.jpg

BIGMIKE@RIDETECH 08-01-2012 08:36 AM

Looking good. How big of wheel or tall of tire are you planning on running on the front? Just wondering with the scrub line being that low now.

Ovrkill5150 08-01-2012 10:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BIGMIKE@RIDETECH (Post 1579044)
Looking good. How big of wheel or tall of tire are you planning on running on the front? Just wondering with the scrub line being that low now.

hey Big Mike
The front will be rolling on a 28" tall tire and with the 2" drop on the axle, that leaves me with 7 inches of scrub clearance. not bad considering the body is going to 5 inches of the ground at ride height.

BIGMIKE@RIDETECH 08-02-2012 08:27 AM

How soon you plan on having the front all fabbed up?

Ovrkill5150 08-02-2012 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BIGMIKE@RIDETECH (Post 1579382)
How soon you plan on having the front all fabbed up?

Ill be out of town again Friday - Tuesday, so i should have the front suspension all buttoned up by Friday. I will have the front lower links finished today and be starting on the uppers.


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