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Old 02-17-2008, 06:00 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Looking good so far...Glad to see you got a lift to work with muct be nice....I just got me a new B-day gift for my blazer and sold the dual case set up....making new x-members again....Glad to see the steering worked out ok for you.....Ok I'm off to my cave to design....

Yeah the lift at the new swamp rat shop is dayum nice... The steering worked out saweet fer sure... thanks again man. Take it easy.

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Old 02-26-2008, 09:12 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Got a little done this weekend, Rear receiver done, 300zx brakelines installed, and sliders burned in... gonna order a budbuilt xmember with my tax returns and get the duals in next.... onto the pics
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Old 02-27-2008, 08:52 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Ordered a budbuilt xmember, 4xinnovations tcase mount, and a steering stabilizer last night, that should be the last things i need to get the truck together... stay tuned for updates once parts arrive...

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Old 02-27-2008, 09:57 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Clean and simple, I like it a lot man. Good job.
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Old 02-28-2008, 05:03 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Clean and simple, I like it a lot man. Good job.

Thanks, clean and simple is the plan... just gotta get time to work on it...
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:34 PM   #31 (permalink)
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looking cool. i think we are going to build an 85 xtra cab for my younger brother here shortly.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:56 AM   #32 (permalink)
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thanks for the props matt, lemme know if ya need any toy parts for your brothers build.
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:08 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Went out crawling this past weekend with a bud in his runner at Crozet... im stoked about trying to finish my truck up before the weather gets warm for good... Still waiting on the stuff from marlin, it should have shipped today... Gawd I hope so... got all of the rest of my other stuff though... the 4xinnovations tcase mount is beef... I also picked up some shock tabs easy inch blocks and Bird gussets from Kert at Diy4x... see below for a bird gusset

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Old 03-17-2008, 04:24 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Update from the weekend... got the duals in with the budbuilt xmember, and easy inch blocks from Diy4x in the rear to level the truck out... also shortened a rear driveshaft i had so i will be able to move the truck around and have a trail spare... 108:1 is effin cool i cant wait to hit the trail with this pile...

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Old 03-17-2008, 04:26 AM   #36 (permalink)
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one more of the shifters... still gotta install shifter boots and block off the hole in the floor where the old shifter came through...
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Old 03-21-2008, 07:46 AM   #37 (permalink)
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good build. Hope to wheel with you somewhere in VA.
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Old 03-21-2008, 08:45 AM   #38 (permalink)
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good build. Hope to wheel with you somewhere in VA.

The plan is to have it at crozet on the open wheeling weekend at the end of june... maybe ill cya there...
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Old 03-21-2008, 09:16 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Nice carpet.... hahaha.... Truck looks great, coming along nice. Got any plans for what the bed will look like yet...?
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:40 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Nice carpet.... hahaha.... Truck looks great, coming along nice. Got any plans for what the bed will look like yet...?

yeah the carpet is some 70's looking garbage ill get to pulling it out after the truck is up and running...

the beds gonna be similar to the allpro style bed and will have enough of an exo around the cab to keep the glass in it when it flops.... not really worried about the front fenders sofar as protecting them with the exo... there might be one bar that ties the front bumper into the downbars off of the cab but thats about it...

should be off to get the tube bent after next weekend if i can get the rest of the misc stuff wrapped up...
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Old 03-30-2008, 04:04 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Got some more stuff done on this virgin this past weekend... I used f350 shock towers on the rear to get the rear shocks on.. they will be tied into the rear tube work for bracing at the top... also took the rear prop valve out and installed a new brake m/c, as well as getting some shifter boots in and a bud of mine cut and polished a piece of diamond plate aluminum to cover the old tcase shifter hole... I got the yokes and stuff ground down for the square front shaft but didnt get it welded up this weekend... I used 2" .25 wall and 1.5" .25 wall square to make the front shaft.... heres a few pics of the stuff i did as well as a couple poser flex pics so I could measure for rear shocks, front bumpstops, and driveshaft...

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Old 03-30-2008, 04:08 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Few more pics... and again the busted ass carpet is gonna be coming out in the future...
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lookin sweet man, how do you like your shocks mounted like that
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:25 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Havent driven it on the street or trail yet but im sure that the shocks mounted this way ( l l ) are gonna def be more stable than having the shocks mounted like this ( /\ ) so far as sidehilling and off camber stuff...
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:33 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Quick update... I got the front square shaft in built out of 1.5x1.5 .25 wall and 2x2 .25 wall... the crazy thing is that from full droop to full stuff the axle is only using about 1.75 inches of slip.... I also picked up some OBA parts from a guy on a local bulletin board... anyhoo heres a couple pics stay tuned for more

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glad to see my old dual's made it in a truck
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I'm digging the vertical shocks in the rear - good idea with the ford shock towers, that would have saved me a lot of time.

There's no way you're using less than 2 inches of slip up front
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Old 04-08-2008, 05:18 AM   #48 (permalink)
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at full droop its 36.75" flange to flange and at full stuff its 35" flange to flange... my shaft is cut at 34" right now but Im gonna cut it back to 33 or so just to make sure I have more than enough room... Also the font springs havent broken in at all either so Im sure once they loosen up some itll be move more... it should never get close once I get the bumpstops on it but I def dont want the shaft getting too long and knocking my cases off of the back of the trans... lol

The ford towers worked out better than I thought they would.. once the flatbed is done there will be a tie in at the top of the tower to the top rail on the inside of the bed to brace them up a little more...

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Old 04-10-2008, 06:31 AM   #49 (permalink)
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flexed my pile up yesterday to measure for bump stps and to make sure the front shaft wouldnt bottom out and when the front spring goes slightly negative. i still have an inch left of compression in the front driveline... only has about 1.75 inches of slip used from full stuff to full droop. Im thinking that I need to set the bumpstops just before the spring goes flat so itll be completely flat once the bumps compress some... how flat or neg arched are you guys letting your springs go? I dont want to trash my springs and also dont want to hinder uptravel... TG says to mount the bumps 3 inches off of the spring plate on their 4 and 5" springs but dont really specify anything with the 3s... anyhoo heres a couple pics

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goes flat so itll be completely flat once the bumps compress some... how flat or neg arched are you guys letting your springs go? I dont want to trash my springs and also dont want to hinder uptravel... TG says to mount the bumps 3 inches off of the spring plate on their 4 and 5" springs but dont really specify anything with the 3s... anyhoo heres a couple pics

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Mine (3" TG) are flat when they are hitting the bumpstops. When they were new they were over 3 inches away from the bumpstops - obviously it's less than that now and not enough for what I do.

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