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Old 07-24-2011, 06:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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3-link frt and rear

well, I have been more of a reader to get info for lots of things for my truck. I saved for parts quite a long time. I attempted to do it all myself but geometry got the best of me. Patrick at Those Guys in Bremerton helped me out of a big jam. Thanks, Pat.
as it looked in April...


as it came out of Those Guys in July...








I also installed a 240SX intake to make room for the crossover brace.



there are a couple of small items to finish, i.e. front driveline, connect e-brakes, etc. but overall, I think this is going to be a blast to wheel. Once again, thank you Those Guys!
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very nice wish i had my truck still
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Old 08-07-2011, 05:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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looks good! Would like to see more pics of the suspension.
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Old 08-11-2011, 08:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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here's the front...








and the rear...






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Old 08-12-2011, 08:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks. looks great, truck is clean.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So how well does the rear 3 link work? Why not run a 4 link in the rear? What was your reasoning behind going this route? Also can you post more pics of the rear coil setup. In one of the pics it looks like the lean out toward the side of the truck. Could be the pic angle though. Also I can't tell if the frame was notched or if those upper mounts are just welded to the frame.

Looks good man. You did a real nice job.
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Old 10-24-2011, 03:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'm guessing he went with the 3-link to eliminate the need to relocate the gas tank.
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Old 10-24-2011, 05:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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SteevO is correct, I went with the 3-link so I didn't have to move the gas tank, the frame was cut for the rear mounts. I didn't have anytime to drive it around and test it out before I left. when I return in the beginning of the year I will be finishing it up and doing a shakedown of it. the 10 min drive home though was a blast.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Nice rig.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I love how you kept it low. Makes me miss my old D22. Keep up the good work!
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Old 10-31-2011, 06:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Looks sweet! What did you use for a front axle?
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Good looking rig bro! Just a few criticisms. The bend in that front upper link is a little concerning. I wouldn't put such a sharp bend in it. Also, watch those rear coilovers. It doesn't look like there is enough clearance between the shock bodies and the frame.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Very clean!! Nice job!!
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:24 AM   #14 (permalink)
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as said above...nice clean rig!
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:35 PM   #15 (permalink)
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so I bought a winch not to long ago and started building a bumper...

at the moment I'm about 60% done a few more things and I'm done.











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Old 05-04-2012, 07:48 PM   #16 (permalink)
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cleaned up some welds and cut out for the marker lights.







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looks nice !!!
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so I got the bumper back from powder coating and it looks just awesome. I also installed a pathy grille and headlamp setup. very happy with the outcome.







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Definitely diggin' it. Good work on the bumper. I would've closed the bumper around the winch a little more or perhaps made a cover to go over it to keep the snow and shit out of there in the winter. Great looking truck though.
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Looks very sweet. Keep it a sleeper for as long as you can. Eventually the body scars will give it away.
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:47 PM   #21 (permalink)
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lookin good bud! keep it up
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:29 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Bumper looks great! Hey, is there any way you could take a few pics front and side shots of your steering box/pitman arm, and trackbar frame mount and axle mount? I am having trouble fitting it all in and wondering how you/they did it? Stock steering box and placement? I can almost see it in second to last pic in post 15, Thanks
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:30 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I'll get some pics for you. the steering gear has been moved forward about an inch as the placement of the axle was moved forward for clearance of the tires to the front of the cab. I have a stock arm with 1T TREs from a chevy to DOM tubing on a high steer kit.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:12 PM   #24 (permalink)
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from the passenger tire showing trackbar mount from axle.




high steer pass. side




trackbar mount on left side frame and upper link mount


high steer dr. side


steering gear and trackbar mount on frame


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Old 06-23-2012, 07:12 AM   #25 (permalink)
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bumper came out good David , now you got work on a rear bumper

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