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Old 05-27-2011, 08:52 PM   #76
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Re: Nobaddaze's 82 C10 Cruiser Build

Super clean job!

If anyone is still looking for U-bolts, Ruff Stuff is the place to go if you can't get them custom made locally.

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...ingAccess.html
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:01 PM   #77
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Im making a rough cost breakdown of what i think it would take to bag my truck. Please let me know if i am way off or missing things. (ive been drinking haha) anyways, im leaving shocks out of the equation because thats something i gotta buy anyways. Im going with porterbuilt arms because if im gonna bag this thing i want it done right.

Air Bag Setup Cost Sheet

Porterbuilt arms 1100
Compressor 250
Porterbuilt Bolt in notch 500
Front bag plates 40
Air tank 50
Valves 300
Air line 50
Misc fittings 100
Controller 100
Rear Bag Plates 40
Pinion angle Corrector 40
BS I Missed 300


Grand Total 2870

So, My next question...How close am I?
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Old 05-28-2011, 08:24 PM   #78
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So for S**ts and giggles u pulled out my springs just to see what it would look like slammed. This was a mistake...Looks super badass and now i hafta bag this thing. Whatcha think...



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Old 05-28-2011, 08:33 PM   #79
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Re: Nobaddaze's 82 C10 Cruiser Build

Spend your $1100 on the Dropmember instead of the PB a-arms.
You can always add the a-arms later.
Better use of your money with much lower results.
Plus you will gain front suspension clearance at ride height and a rack steering setup.
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:01 PM   #80
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the truck looks really good slamed bro you should bagg it.... You'll like the way it looks bagged....
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:20 PM   #81
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Spend your $1100 on the Dropmember instead of the PB a-arms.
You can always add the a-arms later.
Better use of your money with much lower results.
Plus you will gain front suspension clearance at ride height and a rack steering setup.
Can i use my stock arms on the dm setup?
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:16 PM   #82
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Can i use my stock arms on the dm setup?
Hell yes you can man, I talked to nate about this before and yes you can and according to him 73 to 87 you don't have to cut the cab or the trans tunnel it would work just fine....thats what I'm doing next with my 73
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Old 05-29-2011, 01:15 AM   #83
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Hell yes you can man, I talked to nate about this before and yes you can and according to him 73 to 87 you don't have to cut the cab or the trans tunnel it would work just fine....thats what I'm doing next with my 73
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The more I read, the better that dropmember sounds. Time to save my loose
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:09 AM   #84
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The more I read, the better that dropmember sounds. Time to save my loose
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yep the dropmember is the way to go bro besides looking badass it would center the wheels and narrow your track so you can drive the truck while is low and of course move your wheels up 3 inhes, i have been saving for it for the last couple months is my next thing on my list.......
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:31 PM   #85
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I should have went PB..........If I could go back (I could but it would make me cry) Id go PB all the way and powder coat my frame 2 biggest mistakes of my life....

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Old 06-07-2011, 10:15 AM   #86
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what do you guys think of the kp components rear 4 link setup? seems like it woulod work but it also looks kinda flimsy. has anybody ran this kit? problems? does anyone know if i can "lay out" with this kit? It also says in the ad that axle locators and panhard bar are extra which makes the kit close to 1000$ at that point the 1900 for PB doesnt seem that bad. any input???

http://www.kplinks.com/product.php?p...&cat=48&page=1

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http://www.porterbuiltfabrication.co...arting-at-1900
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:36 PM   #87
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I'll come and help you wire power for the tig welder if you build your own 4 link....... just sayn'


Tell me you didn't look at that and think man for $645.00 I can build that ****? I know that its that much more work but Ive seen some bad a$$ stuff that you have built for other people, and me personally would love to see you build your own setup!

Ill repeat the question I have asked you before: "what are you doing with this truck"

almost everyone started out with a nice clean build and then this and then that, and then wtf happened to all my money?

I say you go for it, if it comes out bad (you and I know it wont be) sell that beotch!
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:14 PM   #88
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Re: Nobaddaze's 82 C10 Cruiser Build

I have the kp setup and its good stuff. But. I obviously don't have a comparison. All the boxes say Chris alstons chassis works on the boxes, so I'm assuming his shop makes it or designed it?
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Old 06-07-2011, 07:47 PM   #89
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Tell me you didn't look at that and think man for $645.00 I can build that ****? I know that its that much more work but Ive seen some bad a$$ stuff that you have built for other people, and me personally would love to see you build your own setup!

Ill repeat the question I have asked you before: "what are you doing with this truck"

almost everyone started out with a nice clean build and then this and then that, and then wtf happened to all my money?

I say you go for it, if it comes out bad (you and I know it wont be) sell that beotch!

im getting pretty damn good at solidworks so i might give it a whirl. i got nothing to lose but a bunch of money and time. haha
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im not worried about the fab work as much as the geometry. if i do spend a bunch of time building a fourlink and front arms and it handles like crap, im gonna drive it off a cliff with me in it! or i could just drop a couple "g's" and get porters kit and be on my merry way. Im so confused
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Started Playing on SW and heres a teaser of what ive got in the works

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Old 06-08-2011, 11:11 PM   #92
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looks good bro.....how ever you shouldnt have a problem fab a four link specially if you have a lay out and mesurements on how to do it.....
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Im done for the night...

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Old 06-09-2011, 11:27 AM   #94
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one more from this mornin...

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Old 06-09-2011, 01:25 PM   #95
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rad! Man, You will feel so much better if you do build it rather than just buying bolt on stuff. But.. The bolt on stuff is rad and had most of the bugs worked out of it though. That may be part of the reason I z'd mine, because I did a bolt in rear kit. But really, it would be simple to make all the brackets if you did want to bolt in your four-link like you are showing here. Take your time. You don't need to be like me and have 3 pairs of rebuilt upper arms laying around...
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That's whats up! see I knew you could make it happen!

can you get dimensions from the member on here that has the rear 4 link you were looking at? Thant might make it easier as far as geometry goes?

it looks like the rear geometry shouldn't be that bad??? as far as the front I would be way lost... at worst you can do the rear yourself and if the front gets out of control you can buy the hard part???

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I definately got more figuring to do. Bridge and panhard bar
is next. I still might do PB arms up front. One task at a time
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Got a small update...Been working on getting the geometry of my four link "perfect"

I think im pretty close. Whatcha think???

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That looks sweet! Nice work....
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that would be a nice set up for the truck man..... looks good.....
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