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Gettin ready to bag my '59 El! need some info

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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 and was going to go threw them, but than my friend told me about 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.


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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:
Any pics of the front set up?I 'm curious my kit just came in today so I 'll be in your same boat soon as i can get time to do it,I'm thinking of modifying the rear kit ,cutting the ears off and welding it straight on,is it pretty obvious where the frt. brackets go?,i have'nt even looked at them yet, the control arms are at work,Have you thought of what shocks your running if any?
Thanks for the part #,that helps.i agree the front looks basic enough,another question i have seen guys use a bump stop then again i have seen guys with no bump stop ?I thought the bag it self would act as a bump stop any body have any feed back.Did AAC give you any kind of rough idea where the bottom shock bolt goes,it would have to be somewhere on the control arm,i just don't know where at this point.
thanks again
Those are some great pics of what you have done 59 camino,you have some great ideas,hopefully next couople weeks mine will be mocked up ??
thanks again
keep postin.
Lookin real fine I started boxing my rear arms yesterday,so far just the end caps done,I agree put the "stuff" inthe rear pocket it would look sweet half sticking out.
I was able to get into the garage today to do some mocking up,the frt. cups go in like a dream,the rears i am a bit confused on,on my chassis at the top spring purch it has 2 hole one large(1 1/2" diam.)then one smaller one, offset to the bigger one,confused on which one it goes in,it seems to fit a bit better in the smaller hole,but the cup angle does'nt really fit to tightly to the chassis,any input ?your chassis looks a bit different it looks like you got 3 different holes to choose from or did you drill your own?any feedback by anyone would be great.
Good call,cause both sides bumper stop hole was off by a bit,totoally makes sense the way you did it,Thanks lots,Another quikie,does your bottom of the rear brackets come totally level,cause when i had mine kind of mocked up,they were totally not level(to the ground)in the previous pics you had posted,it almost looked not level to the ground but when you got the trailing arm in place it looked right(different angles) it s tough for me right now because I just have a bare chassis ,no diff,no upper or lower arms,to go off of,i might just wait till my diff is ready to go as well as my arms to do the mocking up.
thanks again for help.
Can't wait to see pics of the front bag setup,I finally started my one thread,I posted in Project Rides under "my 62 wagon" check it out when you got time.
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