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Old 06-08-2011, 11:41 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Very nice looking doors. I can dig it.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:32 AM   #27 (permalink)
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nice doors. I been looking at all the half doors,over on fsb more and more. I think im gonna have to make some. Keep up the good work
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:28 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Thanks, appreciate the compliments

Well I managed to sell the Mickey Thompsons, and it looks like Jim is going to start my radius arms this week aswell

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Well I guess its about time to update this a little. I ended up getting dual shock hoops, shocks, coils, coil pockets, and bumpstops for free off my Dad's rig (he's going to coilovers)

I bought some brakes for the sterling/60, sky shackle flip kit, 2 front & 1 rear superduty driveshafts to make some customs ones from, and a 4 bolt np205 flange.


and powdercoat came today

front ends out of the bronco and the 60 is going under it this week/weekend






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Old 09-11-2011, 09:39 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Cool to see a fellow FOMOCO MOFO & a local guy buildin' another Big-B'. Just so ya' know.....I tried the Cage coils & found them too soft for me. Went back to Rancho 4" spring. Get er' done Son! Pretty darn fancy though; what are ya' buidin' a show truck or somethin'?
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:00 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Glad to see I'm not the only fullsize rig running around out here. Yeah the Cage coils are pretty soft, we've ran them on a couple other bronco's we have. but they were free, and my budgets tight, so we'll see how I like'm. And yeahhh, its pretty fancy, but when you have access to cheap powdercoat you start to say , ehh why not?

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Old 09-12-2011, 11:51 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Cool build when I was in high school my buddy had a 79 f150 with a 460 in it and that was my first experience working on a truck. Keep it up.
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:27 AM   #33 (permalink)
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My Dads 79 Ford is what started everything for me too, It was the first rig I got my hands dirty on. Its come a long ways since I was a little kid




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Old 09-22-2011, 10:48 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Little update

I got the Bronco in the shop and yanked the old D44 out, and mounted my shock hoops



I cant afford to do the doubler setup like I want, but we had a 205 laying around so I ordered a twin stick setup for it and got it cleaned up and got my new 4 bolt flanges on, so its ready to take the 203's place in the truck.



My Dana 60 is just about ready to go under the truck and start getting RA mounts welded on



You may have noticed the lack of brakes, well I'm digging through all my extra calipers to make a couple good ones.

Got brakes?

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Old 09-24-2011, 11:21 AM   #35 (permalink)
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any more updates? Here in a couple months i will be picking up another rig and im thinking about doing something just like this. Great job so far!
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looks great man, really like the colour on the cage parts
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Old 09-26-2011, 02:51 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Little update, I got the passenger side shock hoop mounted, ended up having to trim the inner fenders/ac unit. I also got the center section trimmed up and the axle under the truck, hopefully have it centered front/rear and side/side and have the caster angle set tonight so I can start mocking up my radius arms.

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Hopefully more updates tonight
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Tanner; GREAT job on the surgery to housing. This pic could be an example for all the guys who wanna' know how much to remove & how to do it. I believe I may have removed just a bit more when I did my 87'KP housing.

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Old 09-27-2011, 01:16 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Thanks Terry

Definitely one of those things that takes some patience. I found a good technique was to use the back end of some digital calipers measuring the depth of my cut as I went.

Ended up getting the Ra's assembled and mocked up tonight, and I will get the camber dialed in tomorrow and weld up the Ra brackets. But unfortunately the powder coating on the radius arms didn't adhere properly (didn't bake hot enough) so I have to disassemble them and take them back in to get redone.

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I love the driveway pictures.....more updates would be nice!
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:13 PM   #41 (permalink)
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I'm trying I'm trying

Been pretty busy lately so I can only work on it a couple hours a day unfortunately
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I was going to ask where the wheeling pics were from, but then I saw the driveway pic, If you ever see a Blue First gen ranger with a solid axle pulling out of Alder Ck. (quite likely since deer season starts saturday) flag me down and say hi.

Bronco is looking good!
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Shop looks vaguely familiar..... Hey your using my tools!!!!
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I see you figured out how to work the interweb

Quit bothering me and write your damn build thread

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Well I got a little bit done today, got the rear end cleaned up and ready to go in, and the bump stops off my dad's rig and ready to go on mine and have the axle just about set up under the rig

The rear axle before:





After( still needs brakes, diff cover powder coated, and some more cleaning up):





The front axle under the rig (forgot to take pictures with the ra's mocked up )



Where the magic...errr...work happens





More updates tomorrow
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Old 09-29-2011, 05:33 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Got some stuff done this morning...

Got the RA's mocked up and caster angle set





Then made the sides of the RA's level and tacked on the RA brackets



I pulled the axle back out from under it and will do the finish welding tonight or tomorrow morning hopefully, then as soon as the RA's get back from powder coat I can thrown the front end together
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do you have a pic of the radius arms mounted to the frame and a pic of you c wedges on your axle? im doing the same swap now and hit some snags
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:46 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Sorry I don't have any of the RA frame mounts right now, the front end is out from under it, i'll get some as soon as I get my radius arms back from powdercoat. As for the RA axle mounts, I'm running the "weld on" style of mounts not the C-wedge style, so I'm not sure i can be of much help to you, sorry.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:27 PM   #49 (permalink)
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little update.

Got the shackle flip mounted



RA mounts fully welded and front end ready





Rear fenders trimmed. I plan on having my bumper wrap around the side of the truck and tie into the frame. And no, its not finished, I still have to cut off the inner fender support.

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And if you've ever wondered WHY that area is prone to rust...look what I found hanging out in my fender





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Old 10-19-2011, 02:19 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Here's a rough idea of the rear bumper I want to fab up.

I forgot to add, I ended up ordering a 6point cage from "All For Fun Offroad" in Albany Oregon, I should be picking it up in a couple weeks after my elk hunting trip

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