Our customer, Jesse, brought his '64 Impala to us last Tuesday, with hopes to have it 'bagged in time for a show on Sunday. We were able to re-schedule a couple of other customers to make it happen, so we got right to work!
Here it is, fresh off the flatbed.
Getting ready to rack it.
Taking measurements for the trunk panels. Customer asked for three 5 gallon air tanks, 4 Viair 480 air compressors, and new boxes for his 12" subwoofers...
Trunk panels laid out- on to the suspension work.
The front spring pockets were cut out for clearance for 7" Slam Specialties airbags. There is also a plate on the upper spring pocket that contacts the factory bump stop- we cut this off to gain an additional 1" of drop.
The front shock relocation brackets were mocked into position. These brackets require a small portion of the wheel wells be cut out for clearance.
Lower stud bolted onto control arm, and shocks mounted.
Rear airbags and brackets bolt right in- no cutting or welding required.
Air lines routed away from moving suspension parts and wheels.
While it was in the shop, we changed the radiator, swapped the alternator to a 140 amp model, and added an Optima battery.
With the suspension and underhood dialed in, we got back to work on the trunk.
Center panel opens for access to spare tire well.
We added a pair of dual needle pressure gauges and a billet "Knuckle Up" 7 switch box for control over the system.
Jess will have to get the exhaust re-worked to make it lay all the way down, but it's already got a great stance.
It took a couple of late nights, but Jesse made it out to the show in style! Got a project you're trying to get show-ready? Visit us at www.bcfab.com
and we'll help get you rolling!