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Best way to bag a Merc???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Zombie 51, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Zombie 51
    Joined: Feb 18, 2009
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    Zombie 51
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    from New York

    BTW, I also liked Flamedabone's method. That is one slick Merc!!!
     
  2. alteredimage
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
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    alteredimage
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    A 2 link and truck arms are not one in the same.
     
  3. 51Gringo
    Joined: Jul 22, 2006
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    51Gringo
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    from Nor Cal

    I think Jamco is for the lazy and inexperienced, If I was to go to all the trouble and had to have discs..I would just clip the front, hell of alot cheaper...and it's great that you've never had a problem with your 2 link suspension on 30+ cars, however, I will continue to use the Tri-4 link.
     
  4. 50merc808
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
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    matt,
    everythings centered fine just the wheels are touching the top. reason i was wondering was i heard that G78's were a bit taller than the 7.10's. oh well guess it's time for more cutting! thanks for the reply i'll go and measure the 7.10 now i'm curious to get the actuall height of it.
     
  5. MercuryCharlie
    Joined: Jul 25, 2007
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    Here is what we do to get the cars so low. two shockwaves and a four link. Our frames are made by us and have a nine inch notch in them. then a full custom floor is built to replace the old. if you have any questions please call us, 512-331-6500.
     
  6. Do you sell any of the floor pan tunnel pieces?
     
  7. heliotropephotos
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
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    heliotropephotos
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    from Austin, Tx

    Charlie is putting together a kit for sale, it would include, full floor pans from trunk to toe boards, seat riser, mid and rear tunnel, trans tunnel and firewall. We are also fab'ing and selling 3-peice inner rockers, every Merc needs these replaced. Im sure we could make a few things for you if you need it before the kit is finalized. Call Charlie tomorrow and ask 512-331-6500. we are starting on a new floor tomorrow. The floor above is one i designed and built. Not bad for my first one! its what the patterns are made from.
     
  8. Jag series 2 front end blended into original chassis, 2" notch at rear with triangulated 4 link. small mods to rear section of tunnel, does sit close to shaft at the deflated height, but nothing crazy required, just a bit of a splice, tweak and replate.

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    yes, the radials cheat the drop a bit (as opposed to a 28"tyre)

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  9. Zombie 51
    Joined: Feb 18, 2009
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    Zombie 51
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    from New York

    Drewfus,
    VERY interested in finding out more info on the Jag front end. What years are compatible with the Merc frame?
     
  10. SMOKINFLATHEAD
    Joined: Apr 2, 2008
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    from SOCAL

    I used the same method as Matt said. Lowered uprights in the front, bought the kit from Airride to put bags in the front, then a triangulated four-link in the rear. Can't lay frame in the front with the stock suspension ( but that's what a channel job is for).
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  11. 51 Leadsled
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
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    51 Leadsled
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    from NC


    Nice stance, have any photos of the Plymouth Roadrunner reverse eye set up?
     
  12. temper_mental
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    from Texas

  13. doubledoyle
    Joined: Aug 18, 2008
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    doubledoyle
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    from norwich UK

    im just about ready to chop the floor out of mine to start bagging it, has anyone got any photos of the trunk floor to figure out how much i need to chop out.
     
  14. ricardo_rocha
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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    from Brazil

    This thread interests me a lot!
     
  15. You'ld be hard-pressed to fine a guy more into Mercs than me,but I hate airbags! I know lots of guys like them,and that's okay with me,but they're just not my deal.
    Slddnmatt has done some really nice set-ups. He has some great pic's of his work. Maybe he'll show them.
     
  16. Sprout
    Joined: Mar 26, 2001
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    BTTT I want to see more
     
  17. 1951mercury
    Joined: Sep 5, 2005
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    1951mercury
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    from Illinois

    btt again...to see more. maybe slddnmatt has some?
     
  18. TB3
    Joined: Aug 16, 2011
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    from Dallas TX

    ebfabman did you have to cut up the floor at all with the c10 rear suspension? Also what is the year of nova subframe
     
  19. ebfabman
    Joined: Mar 10, 2009
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    ebfabman

    Had to raise the driveshaft tunnel and cut under the seat for bag clearance IMG_4862[1].JPG . '73 Nova/1st gen Camaro. Rear steer.
     
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  20. MengesTwinCustoms
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
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    We are bagging a 51 right now
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  21. MengesTwinCustoms
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    I designed this notch for the 49/51 mercs too
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  22. MengesTwinCustoms
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
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    The stock cross member would have fit if I wanted to use it and the stock seat fits too. There is a half inch of clearance for the driveshaft when laying frame. The good thing about a four link is no side movement on the rear end when raising and lowering it due to the panhard bar. This one is set up for a 28 inch tall tire
     
  23. ebfabman
    Joined: Mar 10, 2009
    Posts: 684

    ebfabman

    If a long panhard bar is used and its level at ride height, there is almost no measurable lateral movement at normal suspension travel. exhaust.jpg
     

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