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 Post subject: Budget bagged 65
PostPosted: February 15, 2017, 6:11 pm 
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I'm new to the site but I figured I'd start a build thread. This is my 65 step side with a heavy "patina" hence my name. I plan on leaving the exterior just like this for a while. I want it to drive reliably with a decent bag setup. I have picked up most of my bag parts second hand from friends and good ole Craigslist.

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First day home and tucked in the shop
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Spare "dent" deleted
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Notch/frame work progress
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Current mess, this is obviously temporary to check movement and leaks
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Floor pan progress
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 Post subject: Re: Budget bagged 65
PostPosted: February 15, 2017, 6:26 pm 
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User name "grump" hooked me up with a stock non dented fender to cut up and use as a patch to delete the other dent.

Thanks again grump


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 Post subject: Re: Budget bagged 65
PostPosted: February 16, 2017, 8:00 am 
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The front is already bagged I just need to plumb the lines. Hopefully I can do that and get the shocks sorted out in the next day or two


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 Post subject: Re: Budget bagged 65
PostPosted: February 16, 2017, 9:38 am 
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CV front? Cool project. Looking forward to your updates. Welcome!


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 Post subject: Re: Budget bagged 65
PostPosted: February 16, 2017, 10:25 am 
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No CV. Bag on stock I beams. I had the bags laying around so I figured I'd accept the challenge. I will put the CV cradle in when I get sick of this


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 Post subject: Re: Budget bagged 65
PostPosted: February 16, 2017, 12:46 pm 
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I bagged my 61 using a CV cross-member. This set up isn't ideal for bags due to camber issues, (it's almost as bad as I-beams in terms of camber). With that said I used one because my truck needed so much. My truck was essentially a rolling chassis and body. I was able to use the front suspension, engine, trans, driveshaft and brakes from the donor car. So in the end it saved me a ton of money.

I'd say if you already have a running, driving truck, a Mustang II would probably give you better performance in a bagged application.


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 Post subject: Re: Budget bagged 65
PostPosted: February 16, 2017, 1:03 pm 
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Thanks for some insight.

I don't plan on laying mine out like yours. I just want it low when I want it low. The camber doesn't bother me to much. Most of the time she will a few inches lower than stock height when driving around.

Did you have to channel your cab to lay out that hard?


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 Post subject: Re: Budget bagged 65
PostPosted: February 16, 2017, 4:49 pm 
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I used a technique called "Z'ing" the frame. Basically I cut the frame rails on each side of the front cross member (left & right and also front & behind). Then I raised the section with the cross member 3". This allowed the frame/body to lay all the way down when the front suspension is at full drop. This technique does raise the engine and trans in relation to the body, so I am also making a new trans tunnel to accommodate the extra clearance.


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 Post subject: Re: Budget bagged 65
PostPosted: February 16, 2017, 7:16 pm 
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theinternetkid wrote:
I used a technique called "Z'ing" the frame. Basically I cut the frame rails on each side of the front cross member (left & right and also front & behind). Then I raised the section with the cross member 3". This allowed the frame/body to lay all the way down when the front suspension is at full drop. This technique does raise the engine and trans in relation to the body, so I am also making a new trans tunnel to accommodate the extra clearance.



I'm familiar with Zing. I just don't need to be that low. Your truck looks good


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 Post subject: Re: Budget bagged 65
PostPosted: February 19, 2017, 5:50 pm 
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Let's see if the video works, the front is alive

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 Post subject: Re: Budget bagged 65
PostPosted: February 19, 2017, 6:14 pm 
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I don't know if the video works but I have 7 inches of travel and very little camber issues. This is on my shop compressor as just a test at about 80psi.


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 Post subject: Re: Budget bagged 65
PostPosted: February 20, 2017, 11:11 am 
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The shop needs cleaned and she needed some sunshine


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 Post subject: Re: Budget bagged 65
PostPosted: February 23, 2017, 10:09 pm 
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Got the floor painted and the seat and belts mocked up. Yes there are 3 belts, I have two kids so I can't leave one out lol.

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Also got the first coat on the rear of the frame.

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I painted the wheels white to see if I like it, I'm still on the fence

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 Post subject: Re: Budget bagged 65
PostPosted: February 26, 2017, 10:29 pm 
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I like your truck.
What size tires are you running?
Thx.

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 Post subject: Re: Budget bagged 65
PostPosted: February 27, 2017, 8:14 am 
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Like the white better, goes with the grille and bumper. Are you going to "shine up" the patina?


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