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Old 07-19-2019, 05:48 AM   #151 (permalink)
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Appreciate the update! Love following along with this build, keep it up!!
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Old 07-19-2019, 12:24 PM   #152 (permalink)
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Appreciate the update! Love following along with this build, keep it up!!
Agreed. I want to see it finished. Should be really cool.
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Old 07-20-2019, 07:25 PM   #153 (permalink)
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Agreed. I want to see it finished. Should be really cool.
Thanks guys! I have steel ordered to hopefully get all the new brackets cut out for the new axles. I'm also hoping (fingers crossed) to convince my wife to let me order some bypass shocks here pretty soon to make sure everything fits when the new axles go in.
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Old 07-21-2019, 07:36 PM   #154 (permalink)
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I agree on the quality of the trail gear housings. I bought the front and rear rollers for mine. Are you doing front and rear or just rear. Noticed the other set of bearing pockets.
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Old 07-22-2019, 11:55 AM   #155 (permalink)
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Don't know if its too late, but seeing how you have the tubes routed have you thought about 180 degree headers? I dont think it would take too much change from what you have already. That would be pretty slick if you did. Would sound bad ass too. Just a thought.
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Old 07-23-2019, 07:35 PM   #156 (permalink)
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Don't know if its too late, but seeing how you have the tubes routed have you thought about 180 degree headers? I dont think it would take too much change from what you have already. That would be pretty slick if you did. Would sound bad ass too. Just a thought.
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I agree on the quality of the trail gear housings. I bought the front and rear rollers for mine. Are you doing front and rear or just rear. Noticed the other set of bearing pockets.
Iím using a trail gear housing for the front as well, but Iím building my own knuckles using the trail gear bearing pocket. Iím gonna be doing 270 degree headers. Similar to 180 but will go 4-2-crossover-1 packaging and serviceability later will be way easier. Itíll sound very similar and have about the same performance gains, just a little less tubing.
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:26 PM   #157 (permalink)
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Got the backbone truss cut out and tacked up. Just need to trim a little and itíll be ready to weld on. Really makes this Trail Gear housing look beefy!
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:34 AM   #158 (permalink)
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Just a quick note....
Check the fit of the thirds in the housings asap.
Love this build.
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Old 08-02-2019, 12:08 AM   #159 (permalink)
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Just a quick note....
Check the fit of the thirds in the housings asap.
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Thanks! Curious as to why I should check the fit of the thirds? I havenít seen any bad experiences with them not fitting?
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Old 08-02-2019, 12:19 AM   #160 (permalink)
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Started welding up the truss after getting the back plate cut and fit. Also got the upper and lower links cut out and tacked on. The Trail Gear Nine was a light housing. Still is but noticeably beefier.
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Old 08-02-2019, 07:40 AM   #161 (permalink)
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Just realized these are 9"
The 8" have carrier issues.
sorry bud cary on.

p.s. Nice work
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:03 AM   #162 (permalink)
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Just realized these are 9"
The 8" have carrier issues.
sorry bud cary on.

p.s. Nice work
Haha thanks! You had me worried for a minute! Itís always a worry of mine that things will get warped or be out of line. Especially when welding on a nice housing that I convinced my wife to let me buy. All my welds are on opposite sides from each other and are cool enough to touch before I do another.
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Old 08-02-2019, 01:15 PM   #164 (permalink)
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Funny you should mention that thread. I have a build at work that used that same older style 8” housing and I built diff armor for it like they were talking about. The diff housing was best to heck and I didn’t want to try and weld and smooth it, so I plated it for looks and strength.
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Old 08-07-2019, 11:55 PM   #165 (permalink)
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Got the coil-over/bypass/sway bar mount cut out today. I changed my originally plan with this axle so I had to cut up the rear truss a little but itíll look fine once everything is mounted up. Also started welding the outside of the truss.
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:16 PM   #166 (permalink)
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Got more of the truss welded tonight and tacked the shock mounts on. Bolted the sway bar end links and the coil overs to get a visual of how everything will end up fitting and looks like it will be tight, but thatís how I like it. Also cut started the front upper shock hoop brace/engine cage but ran out of gas half way through.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:49 PM   #167 (permalink)
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Havenít had time after work to do much but I did get one shock mount welded up and some bolt hole reinforcement overlays cut and welded on as well.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:02 PM   #168 (permalink)
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I didnít quite like how the front upper shock mounts looked so I tried a second design. I canít decide which one I like better. Lemme know which one you guys think looks better; the round older design, or the more rectangular new design?
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Old Yesterday, 06:02 PM   #169 (permalink)
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Finally landed on a design that I liked with the coiler/bypass mount, so I went ahead and welded up the shock hoop brace so I can use it to square up everything when the time comes.
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