The Family Dragger - Page 19 - S-10 Forum
S-10 Forum is the resource on GM S-series trucks, Suspension, engine information, Body Modifications, painting tutorials.  Modifications to suit every need, budget and whim

The Family Dragger

Go Back   S-10 Forum > Suspension Tech > Bodydroppin' It
New User? Register Forgot Password


 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-29-2015, 08:52 PM   #901
Deadlines are Overrated
 
wirrrey21's Avatar
 
Age: 35
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,851
Location: long island
User is: OffLine
Re: The Family Dragger

Quote: Originally Posted by flawlessfab
Could you take a few measurements for me on the front clip
I'm looking for distance between both upper shock mount holes
The distance between rear and front upper control arm mounting studs
The distance between rear lower control arm mounts (bolt center line is fine)
And maybe a cross measurement on upper control arm mounts
I think my front clip is tweaked and I need to straighten it before I proceed with stfbd
Thanks in advance if you can get these measurements


it's dark out now, i'll try to get them measured before work tomorrow.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-29-2015, 08:53 PM   #902
Deadlines are Overrated
 
wirrrey21's Avatar
 
Age: 35
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,851
Location: long island
User is: OffLine
Re: The Family Dragger

alittle progress from today though







Old 07-29-2015, 09:43 PM   #903
Registered User
 
Age: 32
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,218
Location:
User is: OffLine
Re: The Family Dragger

Quote: Originally Posted by wirrrey21
it's dark out now, i'll try to get them measured before work tomorrow.

i greatly appreciate it!
Old 07-30-2015, 08:19 AM   #904
No Money Noma
 
Laydout'noma's Avatar
 
Age: 24
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 403
Location: MP NC
User is: OffLine
Re: The Family Dragger

You sure did make building a frame look easy! It turned out nice man.
Old 07-31-2015, 07:22 PM   #905
Deadlines are Overrated
 
wirrrey21's Avatar
 
Age: 35
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,851
Location: long island
User is: OffLine
Re: The Family Dragger

Quote: Originally Posted by flawlessfab
Could you take a few measurements for me on the front clip
I'm looking for distance between both upper shock mount holes
The distance between rear and front upper control arm mounting studs
The distance between rear lower control arm mounts (bolt center line is fine)
And maybe a cross measurement on upper control arm mounts
I think my front clip is tweaked and I need to straighten it before I proceed with stfbd
Thanks in advance if you can get these measurements

rear upper control arm stud.....22 3/4
front upper control arm stud....25 5/8
distance between studs on the same side(center to center).....7"
lower rear control arms(with bolts through the front and measured from the tranny side).....22 3/8
upper shock holes(center to center)....29 1/2
Old 07-31-2015, 07:25 PM   #906
Deadlines are Overrated
 
wirrrey21's Avatar
 
Age: 35
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,851
Location: long island
User is: OffLine
Re: The Family Dragger

Quote: Originally Posted by Laydout'noma
You sure did make building a frame look easy! It turned out nice man.
thanks bro!! i just kept it simple.
Old 07-31-2015, 08:39 PM   #907
Registered User
 
Age: 32
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,218
Location:
User is: OffLine
Re: The Family Dragger

Quote: Originally Posted by wirrrey21
rear upper control arm stud.....22 3/4
front upper control arm stud....25 5/8
distance between studs on the same side(center to center).....7"
lower rear control arms(with bolts through the front and measured from the tranny side).....22 3/8
upper shock holes(center to center)....29 1/2
Thank you so much!
Did you measure the control arm studs from tip to tip ?
Old 08-01-2015, 08:54 AM   #908
Deadlines are Overrated
 
wirrrey21's Avatar
 
Age: 35
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,851
Location: long island
User is: OffLine
Re: The Family Dragger

Quote: Originally Posted by flawlessfab
Thank you so much!
Did you measure the control arm studs from tip to tip ?
yes. the center of the tip to the center of the tip
Old 08-01-2015, 11:54 PM   #909
Registered User
 
AaronK's Avatar

 
Age: 30
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 917
Location: Gulf Shores, AL
User is: Online
Re: The Family Dragger

So pretty! I like the blazer tank idea. Never thought of that.
Old 08-03-2015, 04:18 PM   #910
Registered User
 
18incrawler's Avatar
 
Age: 32
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 661
Location: South Hill, WA
User is: OffLine
Re: The Family Dragger

Looks killer and just a reminder, make sure the tank has enough clearance to the ground that when you got the front end locked up and the ass draggin your tank aint draggin with it! Its got me a few times I forgot about how much difference there is with the ends up and down.
Old 08-03-2015, 07:05 PM   #911
I have the disease
 
blazerlow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 5,284
Location: E. central MN
User is: OffLine
Re: The Family Dragger

Looking awesome.

On my blazer that tank sat too low so I raised the mounts about 2 inches to keep the tank off the ground.
Old 08-03-2015, 08:44 PM   #912
Deadlines are Overrated
 
wirrrey21's Avatar
 
Age: 35
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,851
Location: long island
User is: OffLine
Re: The Family Dragger

Quote: Originally Posted by 18incrawler
Looks killer and just a reminder, make sure the tank has enough clearance to the ground that when you got the front end locked up and the ass draggin your tank aint draggin with it! Its got me a few times I forgot about how much difference there is with the ends up and down.
thanks guys for the reminder.

i spaced the tank 2 1/4" off the ground using the 6ft level. but i forgot to factor in the straps i'm making. so after those pics above, i spaced it up another 1 3/4". unfortunately, that's where it has to stay cause that leaves me with 1 1/2" between the top of the tank and the underside of the bed.

i dont plan on draggin this thing nose in the air. if anything it'll drag door.
Old 08-10-2015, 11:37 AM   #913
Deadlines are Overrated
 
wirrrey21's Avatar
 
Age: 35
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 2,851
Location: long island
User is: OffLine
Re: The Family Dragger

need alittle assistance guys. i'm trying to figure out an easy, but clean way to mount the tank. i want it to be able to unbolt from the bottom so if i have to service the pump....i don't have to take off the bed. i could always just buy the stock brackets, but i'd like to avoid that. i've had a few ideas, but mounting becomes the issue. i was thinking of welding chain for the top and bottom straps. it'd be cool and different, but alot of my friends explained to me that the welds on each link would be taking the brunt of the weight and eventually fail. it would also be ALOT of work for something getting covered by a bed floor. i guess i could always just use 1x2 laid flat and mitre cut to follow the contour of the tank, cap the ends and run a bolt from underneath into the xmembers on each side of the tank. then run a strap over the top.
Old 08-10-2015, 06:57 PM   #914
No Money Noma
 
Laydout'noma's Avatar
 
Age: 24
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 403
Location: MP NC
User is: OffLine
Re: The Family Dragger

I would think it would be pretty easy to make a cradle, a lot like mine; however, instead of welding it, make some hefty tabs that would bolt it to the frame. That way all you would have to do is get it up and put a jack under it and zip the bolts out and then let it down. As far as what you could do to the top to hold it in place, some kind of strap like you said would work I'm sure.
Old 08-11-2015, 02:32 PM   #915
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 62
Location: Montreal, Canada
User is: OffLine
Re: The Family Dragger

welded top strap and lower craddle that bolt up to it.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the S-10 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
Email Address:
How did you hear about us?
Enter a URL or Site name of who refered you to this site. (required. Only admins can see this)
State
Please enter your two letter state name to help other users and clubs find local users to them.(required)
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)
Date of Birth
Your date of birth and age are displayed in several places on the forum. Only the administrator will have access to your date of birth should you choose to hide it via the privacy option below.
Month Day Year
     
Privacy

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2011, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.2.0
SEO by vBSEO
vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.