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Old 12-27-2004, 11:47 AM
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Bagging a 63 Impala

Has anyone bagged a 63 Impala?
Pro's --Cons --- Problems?
I'am looking at airride system but would like to know if their is a cheaper system out their?
Check out my ride at
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Old 12-27-2004, 12:00 PM
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welcome and Nice car!!

you may have better luck with your question here
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Old 12-27-2004, 12:01 PM
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Thanks this is a VERY Good Site.
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Hey i got what you need

Hey i think i can really help you out i hope you have not bought a kit yet because you really need to check out fbirides. I got a 63 and bagged it with there kit only got the backs on right now. the kit comes with everything you need. All brackets and fittings. But in the kit for the impala comes with a 5 gallon tank which to me is just not good enough. i switched it for a 12gallon which i believe is only a 10 or 20 dollar different s. it took me only 1 day to get the rear bags in the brackets line up perfect. just a easy bolt on and the result is great. sits really low and rises really high. i am 100 and 10% happy with this kit just email me for any questions or want some pics

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http://www.fbirides.com/shopping_dep...at_idno=277761
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I helped design a bag system for a 64 Impala and we built everything in house using only relatively simple cutting tools.
I am not sure what type of tools you have but if you had a cut off wheel on a electric grinder and something you could drill holes with I bet you could make all the mounts yourself.
Then you just buy some bags and spend the extra money you saved on mounting brackets and buy some good compressors.

Sadly I do not have any pics of the brackets but here is the finished product.
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It might help to look at some kits on the market then look at your car and try to duplicate the kit.

The hardest part to make is the upper front mount because of the angle that it needs to be cut at to make it sit level in the spring pocket.

You could use some cardboard shipping tube to build a template then duplicate it in steel.
Actually the cardboard template method will work to make templates for all the mounts.

It really wasn't too difficult.

I can't remember but you might have to fab up some front shock mounts as well.
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Definately go with the kit from FBIRides. Much better prices than the Airride system. And the Slam Specialty bags are pretty hard to beat, they don't expand when fully inflated, so they fit in a smaller space. And you get 8 valves, which would help with the body roll when changing lanes and turning. As far as making your own brackets, you have to decide whats more important. Time or money. The brackets never work out right the first time, and you could sit there for a weekend if you don't have all the exact tools needed.

And get the membership at the sme time from FBIRides. It saves $300 and only costs $100, and you get good prices on other things as well.
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