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New Peterbuilt truck #2: Airbag suspension

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Blog entry by HotRod1 posted 02-15-2018 09:19 PM 895 reads 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I took a 1/2” dowel and drilled a 3/8” hole about 3/8” deep, then drill a 1/4” hole through.

Then to make the bottom, I took a 3/8” dowel and drilled a 1/4” hole through and glue the spring in place. and put a cap on the top of the bag.

Here are some pictures of the trailing arm, shackle and axel. Still in the test fit mode as I haven’t made the drive shafts yet. As soon as I get it complete, time to start on the front.



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htl

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#1 posted 02-15-2018 10:57 PM

Looking good, and can tell already it’s going to be a winner!!!
Your going the extra mile on this one.

I just thought I would mention that Harbor Freight has a kit box full of springs for like $5 for those in the need.

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#2 posted 02-16-2018 07:46 AM

Thank you sir for the details and photos of the suspension, much appreciated.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 02-16-2018 03:44 PM

THATS RADICAL, A step above anything I have seen.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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HotRod1

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#4 posted 02-16-2018 06:47 PM

This is what I had in mind for the front to have a working suspension for the front. Let me know what you think. I plan on cutting the ink pen springs down more than I did in the back.

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#5 posted 02-17-2018 03:57 AM

Great idea, hope it turns out well.

-- Peter New Zealand

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#6 posted 11-24-2018 03:04 PM

Jason, here are a few more pics of the suspension.

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#7 posted 11-24-2018 04:32 PM

this truck is going to be totally off the wall super suspension job LOVING IT :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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htl

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#8 posted 11-24-2018 05:13 PM

Looking great and very interesting!!!

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HotRod1

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#9 posted 12-03-2018 07:32 PM

Here are a few more of the progress, now onto the cab.

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