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#957429 - 01/03/13 04:15 PM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Bagnut]  
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Originally Posted By: Sixtoes1313
Cool! That thing lifts a heck of a lot faster than alot of em I've seen. When its fully dumped does it lay frame, or is it on some sort of bump stop to keep from damaging things? Also can you make/buy some sort of active ride control that maintains a constant ride height while driving? I've always thought a flaw with these air ride systems is your never at the same ride height and cant get a good alignment due to that. My buddy has a bagged mk5 jetta and he bases his ride height on air pressure I think..he also goes through ties like crazy and needs body repair on all wheel wells. Shame for a such a new car!


There are mechanical ride height adjusting valves that have a little tie-rod that goes to the suspension. We see them on trailers/vehicles at work a lot. In fact, there are a couple of them on our Mustang Towing Dyno. There are also electronic ride-height sensors, but you'd need a control system. I know that either Air Ride or Ridetech (can't remember which) offers a kit for 1-ton trucks that uses a lighter leaf spring and helper air-bags with ride height sensors so that the truck rides like a half ton but can still haul/tow up to it's capacity.

#957478 - 01/04/13 02:45 AM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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Originally Posted By: SickSpeedMonte
Do you use nail heads to fill the smaller holes? Looking good so far, looks like a pretty rust-free car.


No if it's too small to cut a piece of sheet metal for, I just use multiple tacks.
Thanks, I replaced the panels with rust that could be replaced, had some dr side rear wheel well rust through that we patched in but not too bad, and some smaller areas that we will be addressing as well, but over all it's not too bad. Floors are good too.


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#957541 - 01/05/13 02:47 AM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Bagnut]  
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Got the drivers side fender extension made today. It's tacked up and I'll finish welding it up next weekend as well as do the passenger side one. Once I have the new bumper, I will be molding the lower valance to it, smoothing it, so the extension will flow right along with it. áNo more warping urethane panels and no more marker lights either.





















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#957542 - 01/05/13 02:51 AM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Bagnut]  
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Wow, that is going to look good and definitely different.


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#957547 - 01/05/13 03:19 AM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: 406monte]  
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Originally Posted By: 406monte
Wow, that is going to look good and definitely different.


Thanks, I went back and forth on deleting the line, but figured the rest of the car will be smooth, shaved handles, locks, antenna, markers so I figured once ya got over the shock of the familiar line not being there, it would look good.


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#957758 - 01/07/13 08:40 AM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Bagnut]  
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Make me some of those fender extensions! Too cool man! I love what you are doing with the car!

#957771 - 01/07/13 01:52 PM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Bagnut]  
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Those look good. I deleted the markers lights on my car but they are a littel wavy as you say.

What are you going to do in the rear?


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#957825 - 01/07/13 11:37 PM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Bagnut]  
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good work so far!

Love the blue you picked, that truck is sick!


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#957829 - 01/07/13 11:51 PM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Bagnut]  
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LOVE LOVE LOVE the marker light delete!

#957848 - 01/08/13 01:55 AM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: montessaj]  
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Originally Posted By: montessaj
Make me some of those fender extensions! Too cool man! I love what you are doing with the car!


Haha I seem to be getting a lot of requests for them. I wish I was setup to make them for everyone who needs them but with my lack of time available to work on the car, I have all I can handle with my own parts.
Thanks, I am loving the way the car is coming out so far. Can't wait to drive it again!


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#957849 - 01/08/13 01:56 AM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: 345HP87SSAC]  
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Originally Posted By: 345HP87SSAC
Those look good. I deleted the markers lights on my car but they are a littel wavy as you say.

What are you going to do in the rear?


Thanks. The rear markers? I already have the plates welded in to shave them.


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#957851 - 01/08/13 02:00 AM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Gruvin]  
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Originally Posted By: Gruvin84SS
good work so far!

Love the blue you picked, that truck is sick!


Thanks! Yeah I can't wait to see it on the car.


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#957852 - 01/08/13 02:02 AM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Monte_ExpreSS]  
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Originally Posted By: Monte_ExpreSS
LOVE LOVE LOVE the marker light delete!


Yeah it's something Chevy should have offered!


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#957887 - 01/08/13 06:13 AM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Bagnut]  
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I C. I did not know if you were making a filler that would butt up to the lower edge of the middle body line. That would make it smooth like the front.

Keep up the good work. Here are some older pics of mine with the lights removed.




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#957923 - 01/08/13 05:41 PM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: 345HP87SSAC]  
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Originally Posted By: 345HP87SSAC
I C. I did not know if you were making a filler that would butt up to the lower edge of the middle body line. That would make it smooth like the front.

Keep up the good work. Here are some older pics of mine with the lights removed.









Ok maybe I misunderstood what ya meant by the rear? I thought you were asking about the rear marker lights.

Nice car, definately looks good without the markers.


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#960922 - 02/04/13 04:31 PM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Bagnut]  
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Your Monte is looking sick. I have similar plans to bag mine. which leads me to a few silly questions.

1. what bag set up do you have on you car (ie. compressors, bags, valves, etc.)
2. What gauge metal are you using for body panels and what type of welder do you have. reason is i have a flux core welder and i burn right through even on low settings.

Kinda new to welding to just curious on what i should be doing.

Thanks

#961109 - 02/06/13 09:28 AM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Bagnut]  
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any updates?


#961349 - 02/08/13 02:13 PM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: MonteSSboy85]  
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Originally Posted By: MonteSSboy85
Your Monte is looking sick. I have similar plans to bag mine. which leads me to a few silly questions.

1. what bag set up do you have on you car (ie. compressors, bags, valves, etc.)
2. What gauge metal are you using for body panels and what type of welder do you have. reason is i have a flux core welder and i burn right through even on low settings.

Kinda new to welding to just curious on what i should be doing.

Thanks


Right now I'm using a Hobart handler 140 mig welder, but did the shave work with my old welder a blue point mig110. Both of them are set up with gas. I can't remember what gauge metal I am using its either 16 or 18 awg.
I'm running 4 dominator 2500 bags, 8 SMC 3/8" valves, 2 viair 444 comps, 7 gallon aluminum tank and an avs switchbox.

Sheet metal can be a xxxx to weld, very easy to blow through. If you aren't using gas I would switch it over to gas it's alot easy to use, also cleaner so using it indoors isn't as bad either.


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#961350 - 02/08/13 02:22 PM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: phils_super sport]  
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Originally Posted By: phils_super sport
any updates?


Not too much, been hectic, I got the other fender extension tacked on but it's not going as smoothly as the dr side, I'm still working on it but been sick this week so I don't think I'll be out in the garage this weekend. My friend who is doing the body work hasn't been up since October really and was supped to come up 2 weeks ago but his wife had the flu so he couldn't and now I'm sick this week so he isn't coming up again so we will shoot for 2 weeks again. We/I don't do any work on it the weekends inbetween because I have my son every other weekend.

I also got brackets made to mount the stainless over flow tank too. Will post some pics in a few


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#961351 - 02/08/13 02:26 PM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Bagnut]  
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Stainless overflow tank installed




My dog waiting patiently for a ride, or wanting to drive I can't tell which...


Start of the pass side extension




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#962376 - 02/18/13 01:27 AM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Bagnut]  
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Wat size tire on the rear


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#962689 - 02/20/13 07:43 PM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: da_real_mrgbody]  
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Originally Posted By: cudablack2004
Wat size tire on the rear

245/35/20


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#964691 - 03/11/13 02:18 AM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Bagnut]  
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Finally got a decent weekend of work in with my boy Heath. I got both of the fender extensions done being welded, I added pieces to the front(will be hidden when bumper is on, but wanted to clean it up anyway) and the rear of them. There is a ton of spot welds on them, I hate spot welding lol. Heath got some more body work done too. The next time he is up we should have the dent puller to get the dents done and we should also get all the welds ground down. The metal work inside the drivers side rear wheel well is done now, I primed it and used duplicolor bed armor on it, but the texture is way off, so I'm going to order gravitex and do it again.























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#965320 - 03/16/13 02:06 PM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: Bagnut]  
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So far so good I just updated my blog as well...coming to ocean city this year by any chance?


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#965487 - 03/18/13 02:17 AM Re: My 1984 SS bagged on 18/20's [Re: da_real_mrgbody]  
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Originally Posted By: cudablack2004
So far so good I just updated my blog as well...coming to ocean city this year by any chance?


Thanks, and ill check your blog out again. Not sure about ocean city, depends on when it is.


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