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Old 07-21-2009, 06:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Donkey build.........#3

I didnt think Blazer would ever get around to posting up any pics of his third build on his Donkey, quick history... (its called this because it started off as a 77ish F-150, then turned into kind of a truggy, then got most of a early Bronco body with a cage, now, its third build. Hence the name Donkey.)

We decided to totally rebuild the cage because we planned on building a tube rear. we went with 2x.120 crew. matching FOA coilovers will be soon mounted to the front hoops, but enough BS here are some pics..................
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Dare I ask for input from the pirate crowd?!


which is better? the spare tire parallel to the drive wheels, or perpendicular? Both look cool i think, the perp. way gives better departure angle, but parallel gives more room for the tool boxes, plus a little baja racer flavor. this way gives a little better visibility to the rear too.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the tires on the truck are 42s and the spare is a 38x11. with the tire mounted parallel we could also fit a full size spare, where the perp. way we could not.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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some vehicle specs............
-115" wheelbase
-about 5000lbs
-42x15 TSLs on stazworks double beadlock
-new 300 I-6 with TBI injection, and nitrous soon
-new C-6
-203/205 doubler with twin stick
-HP Dana 60 front, ARB, 5.13, 35 spline outers, warn premium
-14 bolt rear, 5.13, welded diff
-14 inch FOA coilovers in rear, 250/300 springs
-PSC hydro assist steering
-4 wheel disc brakes
-custom semi double triangulated front and rear suspension using 2x4x.120, poly bushing on frame end front and rear, and 2.5 inch weld in Ballistic joints in front, and the new bad-ass 3 inch Ballistic joints in rear axle end, 1" jonny joint uppers with 1.5x.120 DOM tube on top.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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That looks awesome im stealing some of those ideas for my future cage. Tire parallel looks better i think.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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tail lites and backup lites will go into the 2x4 tube on the cage overhead.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:26 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Good lookin truck, should survive a rollover OK.

I like your choice of engine, most people think only in terms of rpm and hp. Torque and traction is what gets ya there.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Nice tubework....looks good!
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Lot better visibility with spare standing up and the dezert look leaves room to mount tool box/cooler beside it. Damm nice build, glad you finally came around to the killer early bronco look!
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Old 07-22-2009, 09:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Wow, looks very nice. I like the spare vertical like a standard spare. Great job.
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That is probably the best looking rear tube job I have ever seen. Thumbs up on the engine choice too!!

Definitely mount the spare parallel.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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lay the spare down and put the cooler on top of it.

cage looks good (not finished i'm sure).

did you really use .125" wall for you lower links? that seems kinda way to thin.

at least with the big 6 you'll have plenty of room to work on it. lol
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I definitely agree, parallel is were is at.


"did you really use .125" wall for you lower links? that seems kinda way to thin."
as far as 2x4x.120 for the lowers. I have been running mine from the same size for almost 5 years with no issues. sure they have a few small dents in them from bashing a rock or stump, but they are a superficial. there is no compromise in strength as the dents are so small. I built a pair for the 2LIVCRW (6500 lb. crewcab on 47s) out of .188 but even that was way overkill in my opinion. The strength is in the structure of the 2x4, you coulnt bend em!
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Thats intense, great tubework man.
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Build. Scrap it and start over
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Nice build... Let's see some more pics!!!!!

I also say parallel for the spare tire!
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Build. Scrap it and start over
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Why scrap it?
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this is what we came up with for the tank and battery, i think the tire will end up laying flat on top of the batt.





and we burned some magnesium dust for jake cutting down his runflats for the H-1's....................that shit burns as bright and welding arc!
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I was reading through it and I was just about to ask where you were going to mount the tank and stuff then I saw your last post. That looks pretty bad ass, I like it a lot. Those motors have lots of torque too. I like the choice of motor, you don't see people use those a lot but they are good motors and will run forever. Keep the updates coming!
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:50 AM   #22 (permalink)
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update......gas tank in, 1 ammo can on each side of tank, 38x11 spare tire flat on rear, front winch mount for 8274, rear tow point, shitty front shocks, radiator, roof, cage pretty much done.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:03 AM   #24 (permalink)
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see the integrated fairlead
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Blaze is sticking some cash into that thing. Nice work Chris!
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