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Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: 2 Dog Town in West Texas
Re: 55 BelAir SUspension Mischief!
Ditch the air in the shocks. Add a traction bar that go from the bottom of the spring plate to the frame, you will have to weld that mount on.
I had 4-5 leafs in my springs and they were banded together ,the rear leafs mainly support whatever load you have.
Those air shocks, if not worn out , should still act like a shock absorber, if not replace them with a good big bore shock...But you do need to control the squat and springs help. The old school traction link bar will keep the rear end from wrapping your springs.
As for the play in your stock steering box, you might be able to adjust that large bolt in the cap. You need to check to see if that idler arm is not worn out also as well as the adjustable pitman arm ball adjuster.
Been there , done that with TriFives.
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Zdld17:69 Z/RS,306, NOR141111, 9N554XXX, 12A, X3G, 59/59,723, AFR 195,CCC282/290HR, TKO 600, BU1122B1E Owner since Dec 1968
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