Workin on the PYL

Discussion in 'Ranchero Pics' started by 5.0 Chero, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero Bahumbug Staff Member

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    FF I think the main problem the see it the u bolts..

    Yes Squire the do make bag over shocks at around 500 to 900 a pair...If ford had used an A arm instead there would be plenty of room for shock but with the strut rod there is really no way to get a straight shot to lower arm.
     
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    So hows she runnin?
     
  3. 5.0 Chero

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    having some interference problems with the bags and frame and was stuck working the few weekends so I have not spent any time with it..execpt to Tuck the bumper......
     
  4. 5.0 Chero

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    new lower mount no U BOLT
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    new upper shock mount
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  5. 5.0 Chero

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    I finally have bag interference problem and shock mounts worked out! hopefully will get it buttoned up this week and get it aligned next week!
     
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    Way to Go! :cool:
     
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    looking good, definatly sturdy.
     
  8. it IS very impressive 5.0...i am envious of a lot of yours and others fab skills on this site.
     
  9. 5.0 Chero

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    some more pictures right side
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    lower bag mount
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    shock mount
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    left side as viewed from right
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  10. trikar

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    What size anti-sway bar is that?
     
  11. 5.0 Chero

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    Sway bar is 1 1/8 if I remember right!
     
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    It's looks bigger than that, but it must just be the picture.
     
  13. 5.0 Chero

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    Pics of the lower shock mount!

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  14. Giska

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    Hi 5.0 i sendt you a pm i need help.
     
  15. burninbush

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    Looks nice. At some later time, I'd hope you'd weld that upper shock bracket to the frame. I think it'll be hard to keep those bolts tight in your current design.

    But more important, how are the air springs working out?
     
  16. 5.0 Chero

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    No plans to weld brackets The bolts have self locking interference nuts do not think staying tight will be a problem. took awhile but I finally got the bags mounted in a way that they do not rub on the frame. Hopefully will get it plumbed and wired next week , the off to find a shop that will align it.

    For some stupid reason I had to prove to my self I could do this with out cutting the frame.
     
  17. No reason to climb Everest either...just 'cause its there is reason enough
     
  18. Tim70ranchero

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    I really like the air bag idea. how bad is the cost of doing that? do you take the air bags out during the shock installing? checking for free travel? I know, im asking alot, but Im curious how you knew where to put the shocks and stuff. I got my eye on a 67 chero, that is sorta rough,a perfect candidate for customizing. its nice body wise, but all the rest needs attention. I was thinking of air baggin it.
     
  19. 5.0 Chero

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    67 should be relatively easy with the front suspension design it has its like your 70. I would just run a bag over shock set up.

    My cost was about $125 for the front 75 for bags and 50 for shocks both bought off of Ebay,

    No bag was installed for shock installation a lot of trial and error fitting about 3 months worth!
     
  20. Tim70ranchero

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    Sweet, thats the info I was looking for. Thanks, I kinda figured it was a lot of trial, and error. I got plenty of time. but learning from others sure makes the job easier.
     

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