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Old 03-24-2014, 12:35 PM   #1
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Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

Seems alot of people ask about installing a Porterbuilt Stage 1 front bag kit so I thought I'd post pictures of my install. I took lots and lots of pictures so it will be more than one post. I'm not an expert photographer or installer but it will give you a general ideal. I'm starting out with the springs and spindles removed. I had replaced my ball joints earlier and also redid my control arm shafts, so I'm starting with a clean slate . This was installed on a 68 c10 so if you have a different year it may vary a little. Here goes....... Hope you don't mind Nate
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:42 PM   #2
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

Now that the bumpstop is gone , time to remove the upper shock mount.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:46 PM   #3
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

Now I'm going to drill my crossmember for the upper bag plate.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:49 PM   #4
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

I drilled a hole in the crossmember to run my air line.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:53 PM   #5
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

I mounted the air bags to the upper plate and lower cup
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:56 PM   #6
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

Looking forward to more.
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:58 PM   #7
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Mounting the bags
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:01 PM   #8
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

When you go to mount the drivers side upper shock mount you may run into this
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:05 PM   #9
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

I'm waiting on my spindles before I install the shocks but I'll post pictures when I install them. There are several threads you can search and reference before you install your front air bags. Here's a nice chart that shows the different hieghts with the different components. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=609897 The Porterbuilt kit is very nice and everything is labeled nicely, another big plus is Porterbuilt will answer any question you have.
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:22 PM   #10
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

No I don't work for PorterBuilt but I'd sure like to. Think they could pay me in crossmembers.
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:08 PM   #11
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

Great info. Thank you. I'm hoping to be tackling mine when I take a vacation in 2 weeks.
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:42 PM   #12
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

Very nice on the detail of the install, looking forward to the rest...Jim
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:07 PM   #13
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

where was this thread about two mounts ago? it sure does bring back memories. I want to add two notes things, test your bags, lines & fittings, to make sure they hold air pressure. my front bags wouldn't hold air for more than a few hours. I had to redo everything. also if you are running stock rally wheels, grinding of the lower control arm, around the ball joint area, may be necessary. larger diameter wheels makes this concern, grinding of the control arm, disappear. I am waiting until I can afford a nice pair of wheels b4 I run the streets of Miami. good luck to all. 1moretime, I'm gonna watch this thread. I wanna see your finished product.
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

Great write up, and thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:47 PM   #15
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

Great info in here thank for taking the time to write it up
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

Man i wish i had this when i installed mine, great job!
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:43 PM   #17
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

Got my drop spindles on and installed the shocks. Here's the shock mounting sequence.
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

More pictures of the bottom shock mount.
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TIme for the top shock mount.
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:24 AM   #20
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

So does the bottom cup just sit in the recess of the lower control arm?
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Old 08-17-2014, 06:58 AM   #21
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

Great job!! Going to make my install alot easier.
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:24 PM   #23
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

Dumb question, never bagged one of these trucks but are shorter shocks/relocated a must or will stock?

Will the stock hold you up?
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

WOW, very informative write up. What drop kit/spindles are you actually using??
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Re: Porterbuilt Front Stage 1 Install.

Edit::: I read thru the actual build thread also and see that you have McG spindles.
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