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Hey guys, im new here. this is my first post. im excited to be on board!

I have a 59 EL camino, and im finally getting ready to order my air suspension. i just got finished boxing in my trailing arms, and transferring all of my rear diff brackets over to a posi w/disc brakes from a 96 impala cop car. The front of the car is all stock suspension except for a disk brake conversion. i just got a full suspension rebuild kit front and back of graphite impregnated poly. i will be running a set of staggered chip foose 20s.

so my questions start.... i was looking at a kit on coolcars.org(CCE) and was going to go threw them, but than my friend told me about airassisted.com. i found more of what i like from cce, but have heard alottt of good things about AAC. What company do you guys recommend? does AAC have more than whats on their website?

What setup do you recommend? i want it to go up and down as fast as possible. i was assuming 1/2" lines and valves? 2- 5 Gallon tanks? 2 compressors? do i need the 10 switch kit or is that overkill, the reason i ask is cause with the rear panhard bar setup will it be able to do FBSS or just FB?

what do u think of the multi port systems?

what do you guys do with the 59-64 x frames, as far as the bag brackets go? Weld on or bolt on? my reason for asking is cause i have my boxed trailing arms ready to powdercoat but im not sure if i should wait and get the bracket kit first?


sorry for all the questions i figured i would get as many down as i could before i forgot.

any input helps.

thanks in advance.

Cody-59camino

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simply call and find out :cool:
 

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Call AAC im assuming? just looking for a broad range of tips from people who have done a similar install. what worked best sort of thing.
 

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yo man, can't wait to see u makin moves on this. post sum pics of the '59. as far as the brackets, the only one that needs to be welded in is the lower rear bracket. so you should weld it onto the trailing arm b4 u powdercoat it.... and you should probably weld mine in and powdercoat 'em too while you're at it :puffin: :puffin: but you should call AAC, they will put together a kit of exactly wat u want and send u a price
 

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lmk man ill powdercoat whatever you want as long as it fits in a conventional oven.
 

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Originally posted by 59camino@Jan 8 2009, 11:05 PM~12647884
lmk man ill powdercoat whatever you want as long as it fits in a conventional oven.
shit, i mite hafta take u up on that wen i get my brackets welded in
 

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Originally posted by 59camino@Jan 7 2009, 11:13 PM~12639189
Call AAC im assuming?  just looking for a broad range of tips from people who have done a similar install. what worked best sort of thing.
It depends on you actually. How you react to the lift/drop/ride/etc. If your violent, well you get shit that could kill you but hey... your violent. If your timid you may want something you can control easily.
 

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i got the majority of shit in from AAC minus a few backorder items. those guys are great to do business with. thanks for the advice!i started laying out the brackets in the rear and eyeing up ideas for the 12 gallon tank and 2 480 viairs comps. Are the comps weather proof? my reason for asking, is cause i wanted to mount my tank in the bed right behind the rear window, and mount the comps next to it. i have no bed cover and wasnt sure if For some odd reason i got caught in the rain it would mess anything up.

im going to put a bunch of picture on photobucket and start posting them in here so keep your eyes peeled :)))
 

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here are some pics of what she looked like right after i got her.(summer 06/07)





 

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and here are some of the new shoes. Foose 20x10 rear, 20x9 front. sorry for bad pics. its in storage now and i cant move the car till i get the rear mounted. these pics are at factory height(original worn coils)


 

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and the airride trip begins. what do you guys think of my progress? do i look like im doing everything right? haha any comments/suggestions on the tank and compressor location. im looking for ideas. my options are put it where it is in the picture, put it under the rear of the bed(completely hidden) or sink it half way into the floor under where it is in the picture. There is a hollow under the bedfloor where the footwell would have been for a 4dr or wagon. ill try to get some pictures of that asap.






















 

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Those pics look good to me,I also new at this though,how are the brackets to figure out?The reason i ask i just put my order through the other day with AAC,price was great ,just waiting for the shipment,can't wait to get started.
Another question totally of topic how do you post pics?I have been trying for 2 days know,do you have to have a website with all the pics on it?I just have them all on my computer but i am missing something easy I'm sure :uh: :uh: :uh:
 

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damn bro! i've had my kit about 4 months longer than you and ur already way ahead of me!! you'll hafta gimme some tips wen im actually puttin mine in! I got my spring perches grinded off and im waitn for my dad to get em welded but i know its gona take a while. Great progress tho!! I gotta check this thing out next time im home.

o yah, u can post pics from facebook rite onto here too, you dont hafta put em in photobucket if theyre already on FB ;)
 

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micah- the brackets fit quite nice but are not perfect. atleast for me i had to bend the tabs a hair to get the uppers to sit in the pockets how i wanted for mock up. but i didnt drill the hole into my original perch yet to pull the pocket into place with the threadall. im sure once thats in they will fit perfect. AAC are great people to do business with. if you have any questions call them if you cant find it on this forum. they are always willing to help. as for posting pictures, you can upload them from your computer to a site like photobucket.com than u copy the image address into your thread. is far as i understand as long as your picture has an image address(posted somewhere onto the internet) you can copy the link into your thread.

alex- i decided college would have been a waste of time for me.as i look back now if i would have went to college i probably would have partied my self too where i am now just with less money and less car parts haha. i work for my dad full time so instead of studying i work on my projects . im sure if you could swap your study time with you 59 time you'd be well on your way. im going to keep progress pics posted on here best i can so you have something to follow. i may start a new thread sometime as a DIY. my rear lower perch mounts are actually made to be bolted on. id be curious to see what yours look like since you said you have to weld them on. im going to weld mine on anyhow , but i wonder if there is a diff between our brackets. see if u can find a pic of yours to post. deff. feel free to swing by the shop anytime. if u ever need anything welded, powdercoated, painted, or anything along those lines lmk. im always in need of project funds.

o yea thanks for the facebook tip man. i forgot i had that picture... keep in touch
 

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Originally posted by 59camino@Jan 22 2009, 01:18 AM~12779050
micah- the brackets fit quite nice but are not perfect. atleast for me i had to bend the tabs a hair to get the uppers to sit in the pockets how i wanted for mock up. but i didnt drill the hole into my original perch yet to pull the pocket into place with the threadall. im sure once thats in they will fit perfect. AAC are great people to do business with. if you have any questions call them if you cant find it on this forum. they are always willing to help. as for posting pictures, you can upload them from your computer to a site like photobucket.com than u copy the image address into your thread. is far as i understand as long as your picture has an image address(posted somewhere onto the internet) you can copy the link into your thread.

alex- i decided college would have been a waste of time for me.as i look back now if i would have went to college i probably would have partied my self too where i am now just with less money and less car parts haha. i work for my dad full time so instead of studying i work on my projects . im sure if you could swap your study time with you 59 time you'd be well on your way. im going to keep progress pics posted on here best i can so you have something to follow. i may start a new thread sometime as a DIY. my rear lower perch mounts are actually made to be bolted on. id be curious to see what yours look like since you said you have to weld them on. im going to weld mine on anyhow , but i wonder if there is a diff between our brackets. see if u can find a pic of yours to post. deff. feel free to swing by the shop anytime. if u ever need anything welded, powdercoated, painted, or anything along those lines lmk. im always in need of project funds.

o yea thanks for the facebook tip man. i forgot i had that picture... keep in touch

Sup Cody- I feel ya man, idk how i stay enrolled here, drinkin all the time def drains my funds. I would be killin it on tha '59 if i just spent half the money that i do haha. But as far as my brackets, they look like yurs without the extra tab. So the smaller inner cirlce fit into the spring perch and then the bag bolts to the bracket on top. its kinda hard to explain but ill snap a pic next time im home. good call goin w welding it tho, it should give it a cleaner look.

Ill hafta bring my '59 by ur shop sumtime to look at sum painting options for it. Ive been thinkin about havin it two toned. I was lookin at ur pics, u do sum sick paint work. Ill def be in touch :thumbsup:
 

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Hey 59camino that shit looks good.To answer a few of you questions.Your viair's should have came with a external kit goes from intake of comp. to external fairlly seald filter.I read somewhere on here that mounting them upside down is not that good for them.Can't dissapate heat off of the head.I'd run 1/2" line and valves.You can always slow them down w/ restrictors going up and going down a just used a 1/2" end cap and drilled a 1/4" hole in it and it slowed it down alot.Make sure you use a water trap and put a shrader valve in somewhere on the tank.You never know what could happen w/ those comp. and leave you stuck on the ground.Hope this helps a little bit.Keep ansking question there are a lot of people on here that know there shit.
 

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81, thanks for the info man. i will def consider that. i think i am going to put the tank where i have it placed in the pics, but sink it half way into the floor. as i was saying before the wagon rear floor pans are still there under the bedfloor. so there is a nice sized sealed pocket under there for the tank and valves to fit in. its tough to explain but ill get more pics next week to show the pocket.

Can i mount the compressors in the bed like i have them in the pictures? I can run a line under the bed for the intake , but if it rains will it hurt the pump itself?

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also i got 1/2" lines all around with 1/2" fill valves, and 3/8" dump valves. [email protected] recommended that to slow it down a bit when dropping her.
 
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