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Old 10-09-2016, 09:03 PM   #301 (permalink)
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and people said I wasnt gonna be anywhere near 5500 lbs haha...Cant wait to see this thing out working!!!!
It turned out lighter than I hoped. I thought for sure it would have been 5500 or more.

It should be running next week when I am off work. Just brake lines and fluids to get it moving under its own power. Still have a lot of finishing to do but its exciting to think I can drive it soon.
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Old 10-10-2016, 02:07 PM   #302 (permalink)
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don't know if I have mentioned how much I love this build. It is kickass. It is stuff like this that keeps me coming back to PBB despite all the bs
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:30 AM   #304 (permalink)
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don't know if I have mentioned how much I love this build. It is kickass. It is stuff like this that keeps me coming back to PBB despite all the bs
Thanks man, I appreciate the feedback.
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Old 10-15-2016, 06:22 AM   #305 (permalink)
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I made a cover for the hole I cut in the tunnel and installed the shifter boot. The twin sticks are a little close to the tranny shifter but they don't hit I guess I can bend the sticks if I need to.




I finished the brake lines front and rear, I also included a proportioning valve and high pressure ball valve in the rear for a park brake.




Just need to try to find some rad hoses and it is ready for some fluids. Then fire it up and test drive!
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Old 10-15-2016, 09:23 AM   #306 (permalink)
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link to said high pressure ball valve? I haven't exactly seen one like that one.
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Old 10-15-2016, 05:41 PM   #307 (permalink)
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link to said high pressure ball valve? I haven't exactly seen one like that one.

1/4 in. NPT 2-Way High Pressure Ball Valve | Princess Auto


It is capable of 7250 psi. It should work for what I need.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:41 AM   #308 (permalink)
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I have been tossing around a few ideas for a name for some time now. I put some full size ideas on paper.







So I guess I nailed down a name for the truggy. I had some door decals made, she did an awesome job putting my thoughts togeather.

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Old 10-18-2016, 03:31 PM   #309 (permalink)
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Picked up the fluids yesterday.



Also picked up the fan shroud I designed and had cut and bent, just need to remount them and install.







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Old 10-20-2016, 07:41 PM   #310 (permalink)
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its been 2 days...POUR THE FLUIDS IN WOULD YA haha
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Old 10-20-2016, 11:33 PM   #311 (permalink)
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Stupid question, but how the hell did you change your username?
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Stupid question, but how the hell did you change your username?
Good question.. must be the Canadians
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Old 10-21-2016, 12:50 PM   #313 (permalink)
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Stupid question, but how the hell did you change your username?
I just messaged the admin. He said he would change it one time.

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We are a sneaky bunch. I think it's all the sorry's or maybe the eh's it throws poeple off their guard.
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I am not sure if this will work. But a friend captured the first start up.

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its been 2 days...POUR THE FLUIDS IN WOULD YA haha
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Old 10-29-2016, 03:19 AM   #318 (permalink)
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Back on days off so it was exhaust day yesterday.










The fuel, trans cooler lines and the electrical all run down the passenger side of the frame so the plan is to run a single exhaust down the drivers side. I managed to build a Y Pipe turned out good, kind of a Frankenstein but not a easy task in such a small space.


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Old 10-29-2016, 03:26 AM   #319 (permalink)
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I had a friend who is a machinist build me an adapter so I could mount my rear steer handle.


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I'll be interested to see how you like that muffler. I ran a hush power for a while that was the same style and one dip in dirty water and it was fucked the truck sounded like a tractor. I switched back to a regular old flow master 44.


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Old 10-31-2016, 10:12 AM   #321 (permalink)
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I'll be interested to see how you like that muffler. I ran a hush power for a while that was the same style and one dip in dirty water and it was fucked the truck sounded like a tractor. I switched back to a regular old flow master 44.

I liked this one because of its size and shape, I put a similar muffler on my daily driver and really like how it sounds but, time will tell I guess. Truth be told I was thinking about switching it all ready. I ran a full tailpipe and it is a bit quieter than I thought it was going to be.
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I envy your attention to detail. Project looks great! Few questions though. Roughly how much tube would you say you bought/used/scrapped as junk pieces, and what kind of bender are you using? I'm about to hit that crossroad with my 83 that it will be time to tube it out, and I'm trying to plan accordingly. I'm still on the fence if I want to try to just go from the main hoop back, or if I want to just do the whole exo in one shot. Any recommendations?

Also, from what I've seen, some guys have been using air shocks instead of coilovers, and for the money, I can see why although I have no experience in playing with either one myself. Any reason in particular you went with the more expensive coilovers instead?
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I envy your attention to detail. Project looks great! Few questions though.
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Roughly how much tube would you say you bought/used/scrapped as junk pieces, and what kind of bender are you using?
I used bend tech to design my back half. I used approximately 110 feet of 1 3/4 DOM. The front was about the same. I really didn't have a lot of waste, dont get me wrong I did make some mistakes and bent some parts wrong but I saved every error and I managed to use them up as I went.
My bender is a Pro Tools 105. I converted it to vertical and electric over hydraulic.



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I'm about to hit that crossroad with my 83 that it will be time to tube it out, and I'm trying to plan accordingly. I'm still on the fence if I want to try to just go from the main hoop back, or if I want to just do the whole exo in one shot. Any recommendations?
I am not sure how I can help, but I have no regrets thus far. As far as the front half I really like how tying the front and back together added so much strength to the whole structure. I would have been worried about how much flex there would have been where the tubing attached to the frame.

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Also, from what I've seen, some guys have been using air shocks instead of coilovers, and for the money, I can see why although I have no experience in playing with either one myself. Any reason in particular you went with the more expensive coilovers instead?
I was looking at air shocks as well, I am no expert but I thought air shocks are meant of lighter rigs I am not sure I they would work for a full sized truck. I got a really good deal on mine which is why I went that route. Also I like the idea of coilovers for a trail rig, just seems like less to go wrong.

I am not sure if I helped at all, but I am happy to share my opinions.
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I started a you tube channel and will post videos there from now on.

I am not sure how to post videos on here, but I think this will work.



https://youtu.be/VCzVEw2YD14

This one is a short video of the sound of the new exhaust system.
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That helps a ton, thanks!
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