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Old 11-16-2009, 03:38 PM   #51
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Re: Project 67 DRGNWGN - 67 Burban!!

your bags should handle at least 160 psi. i have firestones and i hooked them straight up to shop air. your ride height psi should be somewhere around 60psi, the rear probably less
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:30 PM   #52
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ya I have the gauges for them, but my t fittings for the valves are STILL on back order, so I haven't ran everything yet.
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Old 11-27-2009, 07:32 PM   #53
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little update. i started on my other rear lower quarter panel yesterday. on this side i figured i would do it a little different. on the driver side i used a long base bed side panel because i didnt need an entire quarter panel. so this side i bought the whole thing since i needed it anyways. i also decided to use some rust converter this time around, unlike the other side. which is ok though because i decided i might cut out the entire rear floor anyways, so i can still repair the driver side if i needed to. anyways, here a few pics after a few hours of work...

some genius thought it would be good to make a "custom" hitch, and they also welded the bottom of the bumper across the top of the hitch, so i had to cut that off. i will cut off the hitch later, but i need to find a bumper anyways so its gonna stay for now...



here is the cutout with some dupli color rust fix, then followed by some krylon rust tough enamel...





im not sure if all the replacement parts include the reverse light mounting piece, but mine didnt. so i had to cut it out of the old piece, then weld it in on the new piece. i welded it in on the back side, then sprayed the rust fix then rust tough enamel, just to be sure.



then i lined it up the best way i thought looked good, then tacked a few spots in.





i will try to go back tomorrow and tack some more...i have to figure out something around the tailight area body line. the new sheet metal is more boxier than the original, so i have to fix that before fully welding it in.
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Old 11-28-2009, 07:08 PM   #54
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got it all welded up today. started grinding down the welds with a flap disc but im starting to run out of light. gonna finish it up in the morning and hopefully spray a can of primer on it then lay some filler next week.





since the new piece is a little more boxier than what it should be, i had to pie cut both sides, shape it to match, and weld it up. this left a little indention a little less than 1/4", so im gonna have to address this later. im gonna try to pull it out some before i start laying filler.




i found this interesting....i noticed a few spots of filler the previous owner had put on , so i stripped it down and found this. looks like a bullet hole, lol. there is 2 more spots like this so im gonna see if theres anymore.

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Old 11-28-2009, 11:15 PM   #55
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Looking good.
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:48 AM   #56
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Great job Kevin! Watching you do all this stuff makes me wonder why wouldnt you dare to make your own c-notch....Trust me,,,you got the skillz!!
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:37 PM   #57
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lol. i wish i could. i think for the notch im gonna go with what you and n2trux suggested with the pipe. ima try to go monday to get the 8.5" pipe. how long you think i need for the front lca's and the rear notches? i was thinking maybe 18" long?
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:24 PM   #58
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18" should be plenty, just remember the measuring rule....mesuare twice, cut once. Also what is the reason you want to cup your LCA's?
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:17 PM   #59
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right now the stance is waaay to high lol. i plan on running drop spindles but i want those extra 2 inches it should give me. actually its more like 5" lower than now because my cups are 3", and with the recessed cups thats a 5" swing. that should finish the stance i want for the front, and the rear im still thinking of stealing your idea with that rear z. that should be a nice low stance hopefully
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:23 PM   #60
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I've never cupped LCA's before, but I've read you dont gain any drop from it,(and it makes sense because of the UCA ball joint binding) Thats if youre using bags of course ..

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Old 11-29-2009, 08:25 PM   #61
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really? i thought that since they became recessed into the cup instead of sitting on top it drops it some?
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:33 PM   #62
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it allows the front crossmember to lay on the ground. also lets you bolt the bag to the lower arm instead of cup just sitting in. not that important.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:37 PM   #63
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The main advantage is to allow you to have more air in the bag when riding low. It won't you to drop any more than just standard cups in the lower control arms trimmed down. You'd hit the inner fenders or the heater box anyways.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:40 PM   #64
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The upper control arm only goes so far up binding the balljoint preventing it going further up. I hope this makes sense, if not, try pulling the spring out, bolt the spindle back and use a jack to lift the whole assembly, you will notice the travel will stop before the LCA hits the crossmember, that is the point where the upper balljoint is binding not allowing for more travel.
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:05 PM   #65
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sorry man, but mine hits the pavement before the balljoint binds, stock upper arm. it does ride a lot better with the a arms cupped. more air in the bag.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:27 AM   #66
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the rear im still thinking of stealing your idea with that rear z. that should be a nice low stance hopefully

Before you do this look into PorterBuilts 3" dropped rear trailing arms. They will let you lay frame (with a notch) and the arm never comes close to the frame like the stock ones do. This is one of (not the only) the reasons guys Z the rear but now you don't need to. Might be worth looking into.

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Old 11-30-2009, 01:15 AM   #67
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good idea rokcrln. I think I looked into them once. im gonna have to check them out again. u know the price off the top of ur head
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$499 for a set...ouch. i think i could run a link setup for that price. is there any advantage for those trailing arms compared to a link setup other than these bolt in? they look like a nice product..
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sorry man, but mine hits the pavement before the balljoint binds, stock upper arm. it does ride a lot better with the a arms cupped. more air in the bag.
Maybe you should be sorry but for your balljoints, Im confident your balljoints are binding, all the weight from youre engine,body or them being so loose makes for the extra travel binding them, you may not feel it feel it, but trust me, they are binding.
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$499 for a set...ouch. i think i could run a link setup for that price. is there any advantage for those trailing arms compared to a link setup other than these bolt in? they look like a nice product..
If you decide to go with Porterbuilts "arms" you will also need to buy/fab the step notch. It seems Nate from porterbuilt is still working in this set up, Im pretty sure you wont be able to use the "stock spring location for mounting your bags, also you will need to relocate youre shocks and miselaneus items. Those arms are a beuty thought and if you have some cash to spend this would be a good option as LFD suggested.

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i wonder if anyone can chime in on the cup issue. ive got quoted for 120 to cup them, so its not that expensive but if its not gonna gain anything theres no point in doing it. anyone with comparing shots of cupping them and with running cut down cups?
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:17 PM   #71
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Hey Kevin, any updates on your burb?
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:57 PM   #72
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nothing really lately, i was working on fixing the rust on the 3rd door at the bottom, i got the rust spots cut on on the inside and outside and a friend borrowed my welder so im stuck with a hole in my door until i get it back lol. i did get about all my fittings put together last night. just waiting to do the leader hose for the comp and the pressure switch until i can figure where everything goes. im going to order my wiring kit for the switches tomorrow.

also, i got a quote from a local welding company for 18" long pipe and they said about $65, that includes cutting...but the biggest they had was 6.5"...which i dont think will work. that will only give me a 3.25" notch which is not worth it to me. and i dont even think 6.5" is big enough for my front bag cups
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I want to see some dang progress pics, Kevin!!!!!!
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:52 PM   #74
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$65 for 18" of 6.5 od tube? That is insane! Try looking somewhere else.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:33 AM   #75
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well the inner diameter was 6.5, the od was 7"...but still sounded a little dumb. she was telling me about another place but i wasnt even listening to her lol. i kinda figured if she was overpriced, the place she is referring me to would be too. i may have to make a few calls to houston area places, i think it would be cheaper there.
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