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Side view of the frame where I tied to the original frame.
When good to go, I would cap the shock mount bracket for added strength.
I like the 3 hole adjustment you built into them. Looks like maybe 1" each.
An angle coil over shock give less weight support & straight up give you Max spring rate.

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View on left side and showing where I placed the supports. The only problem that may come up is the lower part of the frame will be close to the body. If it hits the body I'll have to redo that part. Alot of putting everything together and taking apart every time you do another step. That the wayit goes. I have assemble and disasemble at lease 10 times.
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View on left side and showing where I placed the supports. The only problem that may come up is the lower part of the frame will be close to the body. If it hits the body I'll have to redo that part. Alot of putting everything together and taking apart every time you do another step. That the wayit goes. I have assemble and disasemble at lease 10 times.
And 22 still to come!!!!!

A little hint on capping the tubing. Cut it 1" longer ( for your 1" Sq tubing ) then cut 1 1/4" back & bend the tap over to cap it.
Only 3 weld instead of 4.

I like to use 1" x 2" for the framing, give move surface area for support.

PS: you may want to move the side rails in for your muffler clearance.
Don't ask me how I know.
Put the body on & check were they come out.
You going to use the stock mufflers?

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Hi Skip

Good idea!!

I'll keep that in mine when I'm sure I don't have to cut loose again. I'm looking at placing an airbag above the center axle for support and ride confort this weekend. Only have Saturdays to work on it.
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Can you beleve it was 15 degrees last night here in sunny Florida?
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Can you beleve it was 15 degrees last night here in sunny Florida?
WOW, we only got down to 18.

Plays hell with the fiberglassing.

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Good idea!!

I'll keep that in mine when I'm sure I don't have to cut loose again. I'm looking at placing an airbag above the center axle for support and ride confort this weekend. Only have Saturdays to work on it.
Check the Lincoln rear & pump off a Cad.
See my 3 wheeler rear.
Bag come with a one way vale so you will need push button switches.
One for the relay & the other for the pump.
Cut the mounts off also with a SAW-All.

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Well a real good day today.

After looking over the frame and rearend I decided to cut some 1/4 plate steel and drilled 1/2" holes for the bottom air bag to bolt on. It lays on top of the rearend.
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I welded a front plate that come down on a flat surface just past the drive pinion. The back part lays on top of the punkin and the two 3/8" bolts come from under the plate up to the bottom of the airbag.
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On the top I welded the plate to the frame and drill again three holes. Two that the bolts holds the top of the airbag in place and the center for the air fitting. I'll come back later and take that fitting out and run my air line from there to the trunk. Sure would like a little air compressor so I can add the air from outside.
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