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Old 06-14-2016, 12:14 PM   #1
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Made2drag 86 Silverado

Recently got this 86 GMC Sierra Classic. Someone put a 350 v8 and 350 turbo in it out of a 78 or 79 c10. Great driver with plenty of power. My plans are to bag the front and do the lowest static drop in rear with air assist of some type. My goal is to build a truck like my last tan c10, but build it with hopes to have it turn out better. 18's this time instead of 20's and I want this one to keep the bed floor.

It will be a slow build, I have been taking pics and will post them. This is as far as I've gotten in the last month or 2.
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As you can see that is a 9 inch drop with no weight. I welded a 2 inch piece of square tubing to an axle saddle and I took 1 leaf out. With 3 guys standing on back (after c-notched) it will be 11 inches of drop with the bed on.
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I plan on using 1960's VW bug air shocks in rear. They are like 9.5 inches collapsed length and extended are like 15ish. Ride height sweet spot is going to be like 12-13. 9.5 collapsed will let the axle almost hit the top of c-notch. Not too worried about bottoming out on c-notch as my pumpkin will hit bed floor first. Like I said in the first post. The bed floor is staying untouched....so no worries
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I'm in. Have you started on the bags yet?
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I'm in. Have you started on the bags yet?
I have the Chassis Tech 2600's but still need the bag plates. I'm saving my truck funds and im hoping sometime in the hottest month of the year (July!) i'll have the parts and pieces to bag the front. Hoping to get the bed on soon and check the done box for the rear. Talk to you later John..
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