to mechanics stack exchange , I hope this will clarify my question I,ve really tried to explain the situation , please critique , thank you

how can I install front airlift air bags in a 1982 Chevrolet p30 chassis , since air lift lied about installation of airbag through the small 2 inch circle on the lower A arm, the airbag is placed inside the coil spring, so instead i,ll have to make a complete disassembly of the a-arm lower to me it looks like the removal of big sway bar which attaches to the lower a arms then remove the shock absorber,s, also the tie rod link,s, and i,m confused about the lower a arm disassembly the lower ball joint to release and drop the lower a arm and get the coil spring out and put the airlift bag back inside the coil spring and bolt everything back up in some certain order of re-assembly

the rv front end is jacked up with 2 jack stands and wooden blocks , and heavy concrete blocks as a back up, i have a floor jac and 10 ton,12 ton bottle jacks in support as well, the wheels are off the ground and I can access the complete front end

to send you a picture , i,m not familiar with sending pictures I would have to learn what to do ,not to good on the computer, but this is a typical southwind or bounder from the 1980,s , mines an 1982 with 454 and it runs very well, problem is very mushy front suspension.

this is a dangerous job , I,m disabled with most tools, might need a pickle bar for the tie rods, and hopefully don't need a spring compressor.i haven't been able to secure help, living miles from any real qualified mechanics,in a very remote area, cant even get mobile phone service in the area. please consider helping ME GET THIS STRAIGHT , I,m a first responder had a terrible political vendetta and disabilities , they sabotaged just about the whole rv , and every physics projects i was heir too,

so i,m ready to unbolt and drop sway bar , and shocks , I understand if I use a pickle bar on tie rod link I,ll have to replace the bushings,is that true??

the big deal is the wheel hub or spindle disassembly to lower and release the a arm can I just release the spindle lower ball joint and drop the lower a arm to get the coil spring out and load the airlift bag, back into the coil thanks for any help really, thanks people I really hope we can communicate with this new edit on the question ,


  • Two things would really help here: 1) can you get pictures of what you're trying to do? 2) can you link to the product you are trying to install? – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jul 10 '17 at 23:21
  • This video might be of help to you. I've positioned it at the point where he's stuffing it up through the hole in the bottom of the spring perch on the lower A-arm. Hopefully it will help. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jul 10 '17 at 23:48
  • thanks to paulster, yes this is precisely the situation , same front suspension ,same airlift bags, same circumstance with the center hole in the lower a arm for the hopeful replacement of the airlift bag – rick martin Jul 11 '17 at 23:08
  • so I,ve tried to roll the bags up with 1/4 inch tie straps as shown , – rick martin Jul 11 '17 at 23:09
  • and it has not worked the holes are just not large enough , I,m about to boil the bags in hot water supposedly they become more pliant , I,ve even tried to force the bags inside the coil with a scissors jack placed beneath to push the bag up and inside , I,ve used dishwasher soap which is slippery , better than an oil ., so airlift says dismantle the lower a arm and this truly appears too be the situation at the moment – rick martin Jul 11 '17 at 23:14

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