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By jonesee
#137680
Like I don't have enough projects in the works :oops: but have been dying to do a air ride and pulled the trigger on a Harley air ride system off ebay. Started mocking up the ram by cutting the rear fender out to allow the dually wheels to clear with the truck layed out on the ground. Ran out of 3/4 square tube on the dyno build so had to pick up another 24 feet and 24 foot of 1 inch square should get me going for a while. This one might take a while but should be one of my trickest builds yet. Not sure if I am going to be lazy and use stock motors/gb or go with this live axle and 24 volt motor mated to the stock wheels???
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layed out!!
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plan to cover the bed to hide the wheels and air shock setup
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By toycrusher
#137682
And how much did you say it cost to ship completed projects cross-country?... :lol:
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By jonesee
#137745
got the rear frame, shock and swing arm tack welded :P moving onto the front end next!
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By jonesee
#137755
intense98neon wrote:Stock? What is that?


kid trax dodge ram
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By 6772owner
#137759
Jonesee,

This is so cool, I have been debating on an air ride/lifted Jeep build and I think you found the perfect solution!
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By jonesee
#137809
Got the front air shock installed, now onto the anti sway and then the steering...
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By toycrusher
#137812
who's getting control of the compressor? Does it have a bypass to prevent over charging the shocks or is the compressor not strong enough to do damage?
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By jonesee
#137940
toycrusher wrote:who's getting control of the compressor? Does it have a bypass to prevent over charging the shocks or is the compressor not strong enough to do damage?

pump has max psi of 130 so it will not be able to blow a seal if that what you have in mind. If it is a problem I can install a pressure switch.
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By jonesee
#137941
not completely satisfied with the front swing arm setup and ground down all the tacks to modify the design. Basically the problem I am having is due to clearance issues from the tight arc radius of the front swingarm. I am hoping that lengthening the arms the radius curve will not cause the wheels to contact the firewall at full drop. Tucking the wheels inside the fenders does not leave any fore and aft clearance between the front bumper and firewall for suspension pivot of a swingarm setup. While I ponder the design I played with the lighting and got some cool custom graphics but forgot to take pics of them.
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full dually drop action still needs minor trimming
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rear air ride setup
Last edited by jonesee on Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
By 6772owner
#137949
x2, this is so awesome!
Last edited by 6772owner on Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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By jonesee
#138425
telescoping steering and anti sway bar progress video
By 6772owner
#138430
Awesome, love it!!
#140817
here is the cool wiring update for the air ride wiring, compressor and dump valve setup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaW9f4bva3w
Last edited by jonesee on Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:48 pm, edited 6 times in total.
#140818
first ever test drive and air ride demo

Last edited by jonesee on Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:34 pm, edited 1 time in total.
#140819
project update
#140820
drag block update

#140821
spark show test

#140822
twin turbo and lighting update,
crap I see that I still have to resize and upload every image to this site. Now I remember why I dont post build pics....
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#140823
more lighting with the halos
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#140824
significant body sculpting in the front air splitter department.
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#140825
deep dish rim and srt charger wheel mod before hydrographics upgrade to the rims. still debating between carbon and flame pattern.
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#140834
Carbon has been done to death but has definite staying power and I still like it( lots of carbon fiber colors out there) . How would the flames look when the wheels are in motion? I just toasted a cold one to you Jonesee. Much respect for the skills.
#140874
Roadmonkeytj wrote:I love it .... Can't wait for completion.
Check your pms I have a question.

Ps also what clearance markers did,you use?


what do you mean by clearance markers? on the windshield cab or the tail lites?
#140875
wired wrote:Carbon has been done to death but has definite staying power and I still like it( lots of carbon fiber colors out there) . How would the flames look when the wheels are in motion? I just toasted a cold one to you Jonesee. Much respect for the skills.


carbon print is easy to work with, still working on correct activator to get a good dip with the true fire film. I will post the side rail samples I have dipped in both patterns.
#140877
just cannot decide on which pattern to use for Hellram. maybe neither, lol
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#140917
Dang! This thing is really coming along!
#140943
jonesee wrote:
Roadmonkeytj wrote:I love it .... Can't wait for completion.
Check your pms I have a question.

Ps also what clearance markers did,you use?


what do you mean by clearance markers? on the windshield cab or the tail lites?

Originally the cab chicken lights ... Some how I missed the tail picture the first time and went back to look ... Now both lmao
#142437
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, to getting this thing up and running...

#142440
Rob222 wrote:Wow


Yeah... Jonesee has a bad habit of going WAAY above and beyond what the rest of us mere mortals are capable of dreaming up...
#142455
darn that is impressive, love everything about this one!
#142464
thanks guys, appreciate the props!! running video coming soon...
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#142478
Headline!! running video of HellRam with air ride and drag block sparks flying!!
#142536
Absolutely sick man! Though I couldn't help noticing your boy doesn't fit in there too well anymore... :(
#142562
toycrusher wrote:Absolutely sick man! Though I couldn't help noticing your boy doesn't fit in there too well anymore... :(

thanks and yes our powerwheels days are numbered :cry: super excited that a track opened up and looking at getting into mini wedge racing :twisted: :twisted:
#143780
some update pictures of the hydrodipping on the truck
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custom grill next to stock
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dash, switches and air psi gauge
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used spray on bedliner for bumpers
#143781
more body mod pics
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#143782
our very first parade!! blew peoples minds seeing a powerwheels on air ride!! :mrgreen:
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met up with another couple kids in the parade
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#143783
daylight pics before the cold white stuff hits the ground...
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