Chevrolet S10 Air Ride Suspension - Project Kustom, Part 1
6. The top of the frame was...
6. The top of the frame was ground smooth and then measured to the width of the notch.
7. After that, the excess...
7. After that, the excess was cut away with our trusty Sawzall.
8. The crew measured the overall...
8. The crew measured the overall diameter (OD) of their tire and divided it by 2, to find out how much more travel the axle will need. After figuring out they needed another 4 inches, they clamped the airbagit.com notch into place.
9. With the notch marked and...
9. With the notch marked and in place, all the sides were tacked.
10. Once the front and back...
10. Once the front and back pieces were in place, the top and sides were marked and cut to fit.
11a. Airbagit.com offers a...
11a. Airbagit.com offers a unique solution to getting more lift and a better ride in the front of a minitruck. Using a bigger 'bag mount, the company has a kit that allows you to fit the big 2,600-pound airbag up front. Stay tuned to Part II of this story, we'll go over this particular process in more depth.
12. After measuring for the...
12. After measuring for the new 'bag mount, the front was marked and then trimmed.
13. As SEMA is upon the crew...
13. As SEMA is upon the crew and they only have a few weeks to finish the truck, many people were helping out, including Marcel Venable from Huntington Beach Line-X. He lent a hand to help measure and build the lower control arms to mount the larger airbags.
14. With the lower arm plate...
14. With the lower arm plate marked and trimmed, it was then tacked into place.
15. Here's a good look at...
15. Here's a good look at the new bottom arm and where the 'bag would mount.
16. Moving back to the notch,...
16. Moving back to the notch, the center of the frame could then be cut out.
17. Hmm, now it was time to...
17. Hmm, now it was time to tackle the four-link ... Wish us luck!
18. So, after a week straight...
18. So, after a week straight of solid work, we sat only three weeks before SEMA with what looked like a project that could easily take another year or two to finish. You gotta love the SEMA rush. We'll see you there!
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