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Air ride on a Galaxie

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Squatch, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Squatch
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
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    Ok. I put shockwaves on the front and Cool ride on the back of my wagon a couple years ago. Looking for pictures or ideas on replacing the back... It's a little too "floaty" if that's a word, when you take out leaves...

    Air bar is just too expensive and not necessary when you can fab things up yourself... Plus I believe it requires extra step like cutting the floor on a wagon...

    unequal arms, 4 links, what have you done?
     
  2. FrozenMerc
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    I built a triangulated 4-link for my '62 Mercury Monterey Wagon (same chassis as your Galaxie). I used the original spring mounts for the outside links. The Firestone sleeve bags in the pic have been replaced with Slam Specialties RE-6. It uses the original shocks and shock mounts (not mounted in the picture). Some slight modifications to the floor were needed, behind the rear seat for the forward inner links, and a pocket for the bags under the false floor in front of the spare tire. This wasn't a big deal for me since I am doing a frame off build, but might be a bit more trouble for someone else with a completed car. Hopefully this gives you some ideas.

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  3. Spanish Fly
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    look sweet thanks for pic
     
  4. ricktard
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    from spokane

    thats sick lookin dude
     

  5. fakesnake.com
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    here's a pic of my 61 Ford Wagon chasis. 4 link set up with firestone double billow bags. Bags aren't in the pic which is why you see a rod in place of where the bags go. Used stock shock mounts on top.


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  6. Squatch
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    Thanks guys! That was exactly what I was looking for.. Ask and ye shall receive, right?
     
  7. Squatch
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    BTW.. My pinion snubber hits when slammed pretty good... If the rubber isn't in good shape, the driveshaft hits the tunnel... Got some poly mounts I use now. I think that it rubs a spot on the floor. Are you guys modifying the floor?
     
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