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1956 buick questions

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Buickfella, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Buickfella
    Joined: Jun 13, 2013
    Posts: 6

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    Ok fellas this is more of an air ride question I know there are a few buicks on here with bags working toward getting mine that way was wondering if anybody has clearance issues with the torque tube in the tranny tunnel I'm fixing to make new floor boards and didn't know if it would be sense able to raise the tunnel. Thanks in advance
     
  2. fms427
    Joined: Nov 17, 2006
    Posts: 864

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    You didn't get much response, so I'll give you my two cents worth - no Buick experience, but a lot a airbag experience.....

    Obviously depends on how low you want to go. If you want to "lay rocker" you will definitely need a raised tunnel. In fact, if your rear susp goes anywhere beyond the production travels - and you probably want it to - you will need a larger tunnel. Also need to check joint angles at the front of the torque tube - not sure what can be accommodated there. And you will probably need to "C" the frame over the rear axle. Other than that - its easy.........:D
     
  3. Buickfella
    Joined: Jun 13, 2013
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    Yeah I'm not wanting to cut it up to lay rockers just notched and laying frame too original to hack on much. I've read that there was no major rubbing issues doing such but figured if I'm already in there might as well raise it if there's occasional rubbing... Prolly just go ahead and do it.. Was just hoping some people that drive em bagged would chime in.
     
  4. Century
    Joined: May 28, 2009
    Posts: 176

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    I've got a bagged '56 - no torque tube rubbing issues when aired down.

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    Here it is all the way down.
     

  5. nailedbuick
    Joined: Jul 31, 2009
    Posts: 24

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    No, rubbing with my 57
     
  6. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,172

    sololobo
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    stunning 56, Century
     

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