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Old 10-29-2012, 05:31 PM
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Thanks Ray! I posted a bunch of the build pictures in the gallery - should be there under my name. I have painted cars before (never professionally) and agree it is an art form. I would have painted this one, but I didn't have access to a paint booth when it came time to paint. That, and the chemistry has changed since I did my painting. I started with acrylic lacquer and quit with acrylic enamel and catalyzed clear all with siphon feed guns at higher pressures than the current guns. I was lucky with the Redneck body, it was very straight to begin with. As you have done this sort of work, you will appreciate this tidbit... there was less than a quart of filler used in this entire car!
I am retired also (2 years) and am looking forward to cruising all over in this car. No trailer queen, definitely a driver. Your 'retirement' sounds wonderful! I wish you well and am looking forward to seeing your project - and many others!

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I am so looking forward to post pictures of my current build. I just sent a URL of my last build to another thread but here is the

URL.http://www.flickr.com/photos/wickedg...7629325924897/
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Thanks, but I couldn't get it to work.
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I'll try again

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This is a 72 Chevy 1/2 ton, with PPG's tri-coat "Burnt Orange" from their "Vibrance Collection". 1,308 pieces where painted individually. The underneath is as shiny as the tops. My base coat clor was a bright metallic blue. The ghost flames are air brushed with 7 different shades of blue base coat.

Now, I did the paint and body, I did not do the drive train or interior. He had relatives that did that. I did tell him to do the rear suspension before paint but at least he took it to the right guys and no paint damage underneath.
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Oh didn't mention, 4 coats of transparent Orange over top the blue with many coats of clear.
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Thanks - worked fine this time! That is one beautiful truck! You should be very proud of your work! Ghost flames are perfect! Thanks for sharing that!
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Thanks for the kind words, I hope to have some information regarding the bump stops in the morning, (Actually from the guys that put the rear suspension in the truck you just looked at). Maybe tomorrow we can compare notes.
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That would be cool!
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Hey Bob, I used those very same bump stops on my Model A, Model T and on the front of my '65 C10.

I am pleased with them. They may seem hard but think about the amount of weight they are absorbing.
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This does all make sense...3 inches of travel with 2 inches compression and 1 inch rebound. My question is the limit of travel you have with 3,5 inches clearance and a 2 inch bump stop, with 0 travel being your center point, you have exactly 1.5 inches of travel either way and that's exactly when your suspension hits your stop...I hope I'm not missing something but it would appear as though your suspension is not being allowed to do it's full job. To me, and I could be wrong. it looks like a clearance issue. Upward travel is also dependent on load so when you've got a full tank of gas and passengers I would think the problem would be more noticeable, am I correct in that assumption?
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this is my suspension without the bed and the bump stops located
i mounted the bump stop on the side of the frame so it into the c-notch 1''
with the bed on and a full tank of gas i have approx 2'' between the axle and the rubber stops
with the bed loaded for a couple of power tours i had to add air shocks to handle any load



truk was level before the air shocks, now it has a one inch rake to it
i know i messed up, i should have raised my bed 2'' and done a 6'' c-notch
this is my first build, i have learned a lot thru out the build, mostly what not to do

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Thank you for this post, the more pictures and explanations I see help a great deal.

I drove 30 miles (one way) to the local "Suspension Guru" and explained as best I could as well as logged onto the site and showed him the discussions we've had over the last few days. In a way, I'm happy to say that I'm not the only one overwhelmed with the information....As I said earlier in a post "I wish I was there to see it" and the suspension specialist echoed the same sentiments. I did my best to be as objective as possible in order to find a solution that not only solves Bob's issue, I wanted to clarify any issues that I might run into in the future. I've been on the phone with him since, discussing this situation and feel confident that when I get an answer it will resolve the issues (This guy is methodical beyond belief). I'm expecting an answer shortly and all I can do is hope it helps everyone involved and interested.

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I got a call back today from Energy Suspensions - guy on the phone this time was much more knowledgable. He suggested mounting the bump stops on a bracket on the side of the frame rail, allowing me to use a taller bumpstop that might offer some softer cushioning, without having to restrict the suspension travel as much as if I mounted it to the bottom of the framerail. I will wait to see what the bumpstops from Pete and Jakes are like before I try anything else.
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And if I'm right????More suspension travel, better ride and piece of mind.
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I want to keep as much of the suspension travel I have, just not the metal to metal bang at the limit.
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