I've limped along with the stock drive shaft on both my 64's for some time, but it has always put my carrier bearing in compromising positions, and I have been through 4 carrier bearings in 2 years between the two cars. To do an air ride properly with full up/down travel in the rear, it really is necessary to have a reliable ride. Here is the link to the place that had very affordable shafts:Is that drive shaft combo a necessity? I had a new rear end seal put in, so far so good but i hear some binding when i have the rear slammed and the front cocked up.
Can't see the pic's would like to see the rear setup I have the cpp arms also.Just caught this thread. Attached are a couple pictures of the 61 bagged belair I have been working on. Front tabbed shock towers. Running a RideTech air system, with RidePro digital controls .25 airlines. 16" Torq Thrust rims. Rear: CPP control arms upper and lower. Front: CPP tubular upper arms and stock lower.
I ended up smoothing out the spring pockets in the front so there was no chance of interference
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Absolutely we would like to see some pictures of your rideI have a LS1 bagged 63, I went with SS 8's in the front and SS 7's in the rear. Initially I had SS 7's in the front. From MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, the 7's take too much air for lift. After switching to the 8's, I get more and a faster lift with less air. I did have to do some trimming, but it was worth it. If anyone needs/wants me to post any pictures, I will. My setup is FBSS, with stainless steel lines, 2 Air Zenith compressors, 8 gallon tank and Smart Ride Air system (pressure and height based).
Are the plates on topside of the frame necessary on the rear? I'm trying to piece a setup together and don't recall seeing any of them.
Those plates are typically used when the vehicle was previously equipped with hydraulics, because a large hole is cut right there in the frame for the cylinder to pass through.Are the plates on topside of the frame necessary on the rear? I'm trying to piece a setup together and don't recall seeing any of them.