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Old 06-06-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

Hey guys,
I guess since my truck is half 1988 s10 I might as well join the forum to get help. I have a 1950 chevy truck sitting on a s10 frame. It has all S10 suspension still on it. but the rear end is a 1989 Pontiac Formula rear end 3.42 posi. Ive been looking at putting air ride on the truck to set the running boards on the ground. I have gotten prices from shops and they are in the range of $6k-$8K majority of the cost being labor. A buddy and i have decided to tackle it ourselves with a bolt on kit. with a notch. In yalls opinion what is the system yall would go with and also are the pre assembled valve/compressor/tank set ups really worth the cost. I have 2 young boys and a demanding job so i lack a lot of free time. Whats an average time to insall these kits, front and back. I see alot of these kits have a plate that bolts to the diff cover. Any one know if the formula and s10 rear ends are the same. im thinking it is a 7.5" rear end.
thanks for your help.

here is a shot of the truck
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:42 AM   #2
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

This is going to be so goddamn cool. I already hate you a little bit...

SD and LRD make great stuff. I am sure if you talk to Ricky at SD or Tom at LRD about the inspection cover for your rear they can either confirm if their kits will work with yours, or maybe work something out with you sending your cover to them and them making a plate that works with yours. Both guys are on here.
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that truck is sweeeeeeeeeeeeet! will be watching the build, no help from me when it comes to bagging it, just motivation... you can do it! lol
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I'm with him ^ looks awesome though!
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Lol thanks guys
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

I have a 65 C10 on a 98 s10 drivetrain/floorboard/frame and it's being bagged right now. I bought an ART air bar rear setup and just cups/bags/shock relocators for the front.

If you used a longbed s10 chassis then the bolt on setup will work without modification. I moved the leaf perches on my std cab short bed frame back 10 inches and so the air bar lower bars bolted right up to the leaf perches and have the benefit of being mounted higher so the bars aren't at too extreme an angle when laid out.

There are lots of spotters guides online to determine what size 10 bolt rear you have and which diff bracket will be needed. Good luck!
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Ive neem looking at the Newmatic Bolt on 4 link.
http://www.newmaticsinc.com/S10_Comp...t_p/123137.htm
Any reason why i would need the cantilever upgrade. is it that much of a better system. or would i be fine with the regular 4link with step notch
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

dang im lovin the rusty look
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

No, its not any better of a ride with the cantilever setup. That 4-link is bag on bar, so the ride will be excellent all ready without. It wouldn't be worth the extra $400 to me.

Beautiful truck! Post some more picture if you get a chance.
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

Tom no longer works at LRD, and theyre wholesale only.

That kit is not bag on bar, its just a 4link. If you want a 100% bolt-on kit, then youll want to get the cantilever kit. It def does ride better than bag over axle, and if you just do the 4link then youll need to weld the bag mounts on the axle and frame.
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Photoshopped



when i bought it with 18's and 20's


striping





Engine vortec 350


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Old 06-06-2012, 05:11 PM   #12
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wow this thing is awesome!!
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warn me before you post pics so i don't drool on mt keys again. thaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks lol
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

my buddy has a 50s body on his longbed 1st gen s10 frame. bagged 350 nice lookin ride. holey floors n all
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

here are a couple pics of inspiration to keep u going man...i love my 5 winder. its sitting on a s10 frame to, just waiting for a damn check valve to show up so i can drive the beast



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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

Quote: Originally Posted by Innis
wow this thing is awesome!!
i agree!
Old 06-06-2012, 09:52 PM   #17
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

Are the c-notches (pipe notch) actually all that strong. Or would you beef them up. I think that's really all that I would need.
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

it will be plenty, my frame isnt even notched just bridged with a bag over axle setup and there is still alot of room. but im not planing on running anything but stock wheels maybe 18's. if it wasnt for the fact that the bed is back on and the flooring screwed all back in i would get u a picture of it all
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

I don't have enought room between my axle and frame. It's only about 3.5" and I'm almost 5" at the back of the running board to the ground. Are you on an s10 frame?
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

he probably recessed his frame in the body more, the AD style body mounts for the 50s trucks put the bottom of the frame even with the running boards, but I have seen guys leave more running board hanging down when they make their mounts.
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yup on a s10 frame, the body hits before the frame does. probably about 3 inches between the ground and frame when its laid out
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

That's the same with mine. My frame is tucked up under the body. The running boards hit all the time now
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

i'm diggin the new motor/intake with the old air cleaner. and badass seat with old interior. clashes but works
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Diggin this project. Getting it on air/on the ground shouldnt be a problem at. Looks like you got some good tips already so for now ill keep my $.02 to myself
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finally got my check valve on and the truck out of the garage figured i would share my progress with you

just about full lift



and layed out, threw the 400ex in the bed to prove to the hill jacks in my town that its still a practical truck lol

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please oh please leave the whitewalls on whatever you do!!
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

this thread is full of win
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Call me crazy but if I had a truck that badass I wouldn't even think about bagging it lol. The truck the way it is just screams win!!
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

Quote: Originally Posted by TRPLS10
dang im lovin the rusty look
When it come to old trucks I'm a HUGE fan of the rusty farm fresh look!
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Re: Bagging a 1950 chevy on a S10 frame

That thing looks awesome man. jealous.. haha
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