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Air baggin a 64 Pontiac Bonneville

 
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tudorchev



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:40 pm    Post subject: Air baggin a 64 Pontiac Bonneville Reply with quote

This is the start. I'm air baggin my 64 Bonneville, so I will up date as I go along. Please feel free to add any comments good or bad Laughing
Here is the full kit, with the brackets I made welded in place.

The tank is finished now and ready for assembly

Now it's all fitted out and ready to install into the trunk Cool

This is where I whacked controls for the bags Smile

That's all for now so stay tuned for more developments as they come to hand Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is where I will mount the tank, in the trunk.


The wiring to the compressor with in line fuse is complete.

Here I have started to wire up the switches and gauges.

The old springs will be gettin the flick so if anyone wants to buy them PM me Laughing


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The spring is gone and judging by the bracket on the diff, it looks like this rear end was built for air bags Wink

This the bottom mounting plate for the bag in position.



I had to make a 50mm spacer for the top of the bag.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The top mount is finished and ready to paint and install Very Happy


With everything painted I installed the rear bags.


With the rear end finished it was time for a test run.



Sweet Wink


Now its time to start on front.
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tudorchev



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Time to move onto the front end now. This is the big arse hole that will be filled up with the bag Twisted Evil





I removed the spring and lower control arm so I could make a template. I did this so I could trim the lower mounting plate to fit the control arm.





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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ground off the nuts that bolt the shocker in place so the mounting plate will sit flush.


The mounting plate is welded in place and the control arm is etched primed.

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tudorchev



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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the bags fitted in the front now Very Happy Boy what a lot of dickin around that was Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil



I had to shift the location of the brake line Twisted Evil



I had to do this so I can weld in the shocker mount.



this is the shocker mount I made out of 50x50x5mm angle

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tudorchev



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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These shocker pins came with the kit and are a must for this job.


Here is the shocker mount in place and painted Cool


its all done now.....YEE HAAAAAA Laughing Laughing Laughing




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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Red Beast looks great in the picture where the Ponty is at a low setting on the ride height .......was the pics you posted the car at the lowest possible setting on your airbaggin set-up or can you go even lower ?

Is there more tidy up work to be done or is the airbaggin complete ?

If the car is finished have you added up what it has cost you in parts and materials etc to set-up the system.



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tudorchev



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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep the Baggin is all done now Cool Here are some more pics for ya Cool











You will have to ring air ride for a price because every application is different, but I know I saved about $2500 by installing it my self Wink Wink Wink
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