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Winter project
#197551 Sun Jan 08 2006 03:53 PM
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dale937 Offline OP
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Got my project started yesterday.took the bed off of my 55,2nd.I am going to install new suspension in the rear,new springs,shocks,mounts,shackles,etc.And also flipping the rearend.I lowered it about three yrs. ago by just taking leaves out of the springs,but I think this will be a better system and give it a little better ride.I have the system from TCI ,complete with sway bar.Guess the next step will be to read the instuctions,before I start grinding off rivets.One good thing is,I have a few months to get the job done.Glad I installed the woodstove in the shop.

Re: Winter project
#197552 Mon Jan 09 2006 07:51 AM
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I dooooooo like that yellow truck. Very slick. What TCI did you get? Did you go 4 link or something more standard?

Re: Winter project
#197553 Mon Jan 09 2006 12:31 PM
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Greattruck!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck on the frontend. smile

Re: Winter project
#197554 Mon Jan 09 2006 03:21 PM
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dale937 Offline OP
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I got the one that comes with 4 leaf rear springs,new mounts,shackles,etc..Have had it for a couple of years,just now getting around to installing it.A friend of mine who builds street rods,told me this setup will ride better than the 4 pt.suspension with coilovers.Hope he is right.Starting it now gives me plenty of time to finish it before spring and the cruisin season,working at it in my spare time.I have a woodworking shop attached to my garage,and someone is always wanting something made in there.Always something to do.Who says retirement is easy?Course the thing is I enjoy the wood shop and also working in the garage on the trucks.

Re: Winter project
#197555 Mon Jan 09 2006 04:21 PM
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I need a new shinny bed in my 52,, come down and I will let you help install it,,, you can even work outside where it is about 80 grin Fred


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Re: Winter project
#197556 Mon Jan 09 2006 08:53 PM
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dale937 Offline OP
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Hey Fred,if things ever work out where we can move down that way,I would be glad to put a new shiny bed in Red Ryder.

Re: Winter project
#197557 Tue Jan 10 2006 03:01 AM
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Dale youll like that rear setup. I put it on my 57 and it was straightforward install. It lowered the back but not too much and will be a better ride than mono or fourbar setups.

Re: Winter project
#197558 Tue Jan 10 2006 03:15 AM
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I did my own wood working today Dale, I had to get 50 ft of lap and gap siding for my house that had dry rotted. Got it mounted but have to caulk/paint tomorrow as I ran out of light. I had to drive about 60 miles north of dallas to get the stuff. Nobody around here stocks the stuff, and its weird, since almost every house in my 'hood has some. I could have ordered it and waited for a few daze, but I am too impatient for that.


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