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Old 02-25-2012, 06:11 PM   #176 (permalink)
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glad the family was ok
also i read tht u put in a twin stick how do you like that
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:18 PM   #177 (permalink)
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glad the family was ok
also i read tht u put in a twin stick how do you like that
great build
Twin stick is one of the best mods out there. It's pretty cheap, if you do it yourself. All I bought was the shifters. I've drove home in front wheel drive 3 times since. It's the difference between needing help to get home and getting there yourself.

Happyjohn, glad your mom made it threw the twisted. If I try to tell the story I start crying, it damaged me seeing my town and daughter like that. I try to not think about it.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #178 (permalink)
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Kickin ass, man! Nice parts and even nicer smile! My boy is all ok now. He won't shop at Academy Sports ever again, tho'. I went to Joplin last thursday for the first time in two years. Wow, it's just not the same place at all. It is still bustling and thriving, just like before, just doesn't look the same.

Your arms are looking cool, even cooler is time you get on the mill knobs! You must have a great boss.
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:47 PM   #179 (permalink)
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My boss is definitely cool. He's already talking me into researching how to make a doubler plate. That will be a yr or so down the road, right now it just needs to wheeled. When I get it done I will hit.you up. we are gonna either go to smor or Disney on my maiden voyage, is like to meet a fellow pirate.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:34 PM   #180 (permalink)
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How is this thing? I was just watching a show on the tornado and it reminded me.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:06 PM   #181 (permalink)
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How is this thing? I was just watching a show on the tornado and it reminded me.
I finished the drivers side control arm, started the other one. Got my 2wd steering box mounted as well as the frame brace. I installed my rear Dshaft. Been cobbling up a piece of Ford hood to make a cb mounting area on my dash. It looks like ass but will only be there until I fab a new dash (after I cage the front),






I also bought a set of 8 lug rims, but haven't had the coin to swap my tires onto them.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:52 AM   #182 (permalink)
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i bought a pair of bucket seats out of an eclipse. ive mounted the drivers side, but the bracket for the passenger side is a bit more complicated, so its not done yet. ive finished the control arms and they are on the truck. i ran into a snag with the position of the pitman arm in relation to the tie rod. the guys at WFO Concepts have been really helpful in helping me figure out the steering. i am ditching the 3 hole style and goin to an inverted T steering system.
ill try to post pictures as soon as i can. still without internet at the house.
my junk is getting very close to being done.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:57 AM   #183 (permalink)
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i still need to align it, but this is what i got done. still need to flex test it also.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:33 PM   #184 (permalink)
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It hasn't been started since new year eve.
so this is proof that I am getting closer

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Old 08-14-2012, 07:43 AM   #185 (permalink)
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Looks good from here! Those steering arms are badass.
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Old 08-14-2012, 03:16 PM   #186 (permalink)
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You do awesome work. Keep up the nice pics. And those are some good lookin steering arms.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:49 PM   #187 (permalink)
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The steering is complete. Seats are in. Cb and reverse spot light wired up.
Still a handful of small stuff but looks like if the weather holds up ill be taking it on the anual freeze over at SMORR on feb 1st.

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Old 01-22-2013, 12:07 PM   #188 (permalink)
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:19 PM   #189 (permalink)
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Taken at SMORR. On the V-notch. Broken axle shaft. All upgrades worked awesome.
Over all I'm happy with my rig.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:35 PM   #190 (permalink)
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Taken at SMORR. On the V-notch. Broken axle shaft. All upgrades worked awesome.
Over all I'm happy with my rig.
Thats the part that counts. Cool wheelin pic. Any other carnage?
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:59 PM   #191 (permalink)
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My battery died, had a flat, broke the axle shaft u-joint and was able to fix it but it blew again destroying the ears of the shafts.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:48 PM   #192 (permalink)
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i was lucky enough to score a ride to the 2013 Big Meats Run in Disney, Ok.
It was my first trip there and i will never forget it.

This is the uppermost ledge of the rock garden.
I'm high centered.


This is the waterfall.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:11 AM   #193 (permalink)
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Looks awesome. This build is awesome, despite the challenges you've overcome. If you're ever at the badlands, definitely hit me up and I'll join ya (it looked like you wheeled there a time or two in your early pictures, but maybe I'm crazy).
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:12 PM   #194 (permalink)
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Cool to see it out doin truck stuff. Get to work on a flat belly and beadlocks...
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:31 PM   #195 (permalink)
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how's about we get up to date.

1. new center console made from the first toolbox i ever bought.





2. new fuel cell and a homebrew craddle keeping it steady



3. beadlock kit + new rims = beadlock rims








4. a newer pic of the ugly side.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:02 PM   #196 (permalink)
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looking good!
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:05 AM   #197 (permalink)
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Keep it up man! This build is great. Loving the truly budget build you have going.

How is the spooled 44 holding up besides throwing the ujoint caps?
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Keep it up man! This build is great. Loving the truly budget build you have going.

How is the spooled 44 holding up besides throwing the ujoint caps?
ive broken a passenger side axle shaft. broke the splines right off. i was giving it hell though. my 14bolt was caught on a rock and i was trying to muscle my way off.
the turning radius really sucks.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:38 PM   #199 (permalink)
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i did a write up on how i installed my Total Metal innovations beadlock kit

also, just got back from the 2014 BMR in Disney Ok.
i know you guys like pictures more than words so here are some pictures of the event





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Old 03-26-2014, 07:42 PM   #200 (permalink)
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i bought a 92 chevy 1 ton dually earlier this year with a 454 to be used as a tow rig. it pulled very well. i wanted a diesel, but there were none to be found in my price range, im happy to have what i got. now i just need to find a decent trailer.




im working on editing some videos from my JVC version of a GoPro. it will all be POV, but i think if a guy likes trail rides, and is bored, it will be something to watch.
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