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Old 06-26-2015, 08:22 PM   #226
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Re: Project Pro Touring "Ole Blue"

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I really like what you are doing with your truck and the fact that you are doing all the fabrication yourself, very nice work.
I went the easy route and put Porterbuilt suspension font and back.
Would you share some information about the sway bar setup that you used in the rear.
How long are your end brackets, what bar diameter, etc.....
Supplier and part numbers would be great.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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Man, you're going to test my memory.....I went out and measured the bar I have, and it's a 1.25" dia hollow bar with .25" wall, and the arms are 10" center to center in the shortest hole and 13" center to center on the longest hole (4 holes total, 1" between each), I made them adjustable so I could tune on it if need be. I'm going to start with the arms as long as possible and shorten them up until I get the truck balanced. If I remember correct, I came up with that size by using a chart that Speedway Engineering has for their sway bar torsional stiffness and I believe an 80% differential between the front and rear bar stiffness. I think I got the 80% from Rob off the Make it Handle thread....I believe the length of the bar makes a difference too on the stiffness....it's been way too long to remember for sure....

Yep....here's a link to the page with all the charts: http://www.1speedway.com/sb_rates.htm
...the length does play into it, so you have to keep that in mind. I know mine are different lengths front to rear, so I had to figure that in.

If you need anything else, let me know.
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:05 AM   #227
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Re: Project Pro Touring "Ole Blue"

great fab work
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Old 09-20-2015, 03:44 PM   #228
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Ok, now for an update.....

I've actually been working pretty hot and heavy on the truck.....I've shortened the bed and I'm hoping to finish the fuel tank this weekend, and maybe, just maybe , get the framework for the bed floor done too....


And now for some pictures

Before I cut the left bedside.....which, by the way, I just picked up from Joedoh (thanks!!)....much better than the one I was planning on cutting up

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.....and mocked up for the first time

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.....and as it sits right now

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More pics to come......
Did you do 12" out of the front and 8" out of the rear?
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:10 AM   #229
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Did you do 12" out of the front and 8" out of the rear?
No, I actually cut 9" out of the front and 6" out of the rear....I felt like the short bed was a little too short, so I made it just a bit longer....
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Old 11-08-2015, 08:09 PM   #230
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Re: Project Pro Touring "Ole Blue"

Mechanic77, That looks bad ass brother. Which front and rear shock absorbers are you running on your frame pictures?

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Old 11-09-2015, 01:32 AM   #231
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Mechanic77, That looks bad ass brother. Which front and rear shock absorbers are you running on your frame pictures?

Thanks/

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Thanks thumpros....I'm running single adjustable QA1's on the front (fit an 1984 C10 front end) and Edelbrock IAS shocks on the rear (stock application). I might end up changing the rears out for some QA1's....we'll see....
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Old 02-26-2016, 11:00 PM   #232
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Re: Project Pro Touring "Ole Blue"

I know all about falling off of a project, but I really wanna see this thing rolling, curious how much your chassis bracing helps with the frame twisting, i'm looking to do something similar. Great build so far though!
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:44 PM   #233
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Just wondering...
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Following the build awesome job
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