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Old 09-04-2017, 09:20 PM   #26
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Re: Fatman, TCI, or Scotts IFS/Chassis on 49 AD

Here is the truck. Been in the garage since 1981 so the rust isn't to bad there's some right above the side skirt with cracking thay i just sar when i wnt to look for the mater cylinder
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:23 PM   #27
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Thats great to hear Paintman. He did seem to help alot more when i first met him, but when we went around the second time less so. His product does seem to be really really well made. I do have second thoughts on the alignment though.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:34 PM   #28
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Re: Fatman, TCI, or Scotts IFS/Chassis on 49 AD

I do have second thoughts on the alignment though.[/QUOTE]

I havn't had my front end aligned professionaly yet. But I have had my front end apart about 5 times during my build. It gets easier each time but I can see why a guy at a n alignment shop will scoff at it. It's a little more involved to move the spacers around with the Scott's front end, compared to just loosening up a few bolts a taping things with a hammer to get a standard MII aligned.

I think what I am going to do is take mine to my local shop that I have dealt with for years. Have them put the lasers on it and tell me where its at. Then take it home and tinker with it myself until I think it's close and then go back and have them check it again. This way there not trying to learn the whole process.

hell theres some guys that just do there own alignments with chaulk and a couple pieces of twine in there own garage.
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Old 09-08-2017, 11:06 PM   #29
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Re: Fatman, TCI, or Scotts IFS/Chassis on 49 AD

I did the Flat out kit a couple of years ago. I would suggest really doing your homework on this before going that route. The few things I did not like was the lack of directions. About 7 pages of hand written and photo copied info. Some of the measurements on it were incorrect. They send a bag of bolts and nuts that are not labeled like most other kits. I think if you had installed one before you would be familiar enough to work through it. The front kit is movable but unless you have you cab on, you will not know the correct location to center the wheels. (unless you mark the center before removing cab/bed) The instructions only place it in the original location.(and Flatout would not give me any specific measurements for moving it) Most people move the suspension to center the wheel. You can't move the rear without modifying the original kit thereby reducing the reason to buy the kit. Does not have provisions for sway bars. After removing the sway bar and original springs replacing with coil overs, I have to wonder if there is an advantage to the corvette suspension. I do like the like that you can buy parts but even now you can't buy a rubber bushing kit for the C4. has to be poly.) I don't think I would buy the rear kit again.
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Old 09-09-2017, 01:39 AM   #30
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454 did you do full chassis or a front and rear set up? That's a lot of good insight i didn't think about not having the exact locations to mock everything up. On the plus side the ride tech showed up today!! Didnt get to open it up cause i had to go on shift. But i will when I'm done with this tour.
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