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Old 06-10-2015, 10:18 PM   #176 (permalink)
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Dan,

Woozer. I am very sorry the title of my post is similar to yours.

Outstanding build. Over the top.

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Old 06-10-2015, 10:21 PM   #177 (permalink)
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Quality work, Just wondering with the shocks on at full droop and rear tires off the ground and turning the tires does your rear CV bind. It looks real close to being maxed out. I like all the pics. in your thread hellva lot better than just a lot of print.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:40 PM   #178 (permalink)
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Thanks guys! No worries Matt, just don't sell your wagon now...Git R Done

Tim, in that last pic I posted, the axle was hanging down where the wheels wouldn't turn. I just wanted to see how far it would go.
I'm going with the King prerunner 12" shocks, best dimensions for the brackets I already have. I need to bring the bumps down a little, shocks are about to bottom out.

I love seeing everyone else's pics so I try to post lots of pics
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Old 06-12-2015, 12:11 PM   #179 (permalink)
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Finished up the tire carrier latch.

I added some cross members to mount the trans cooler. I had to cut out a big cross member which was in the way of the upper link mounts on the axle end. These new ones will also keep my driveshaft from being a pogo stick if the double cardan ever breaks. (not like I had any room to put them elsewhere anyways)

The exhaust is out for some coating.
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Old 07-01-2015, 03:11 PM   #180 (permalink)
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Not much done, but exhaust is finished.

Shocks ordered and bumpers are out for powder coat. Starting on some rock sliders. It sure isn't easy bending 1 3/4" DOM with manual power.
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:27 PM   #181 (permalink)
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What mufflers are those?
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Old 07-01-2015, 04:55 PM   #182 (permalink)
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I didn't have much space to work with. Let's hope that "Lizard Skin sound control" I sprayed on lives up to its name
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Old 07-01-2015, 05:16 PM   #183 (permalink)
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I take it they're a bit on the loud side? It is a nice small package...
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:25 PM   #184 (permalink)
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I painted the frame, now I need to paint the rear axle. Waiting on rear shocks and my powder coated parts should be done soon.
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:23 PM   #185 (permalink)
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It's kinda like getting new parts, without spending as much money
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:29 PM   #186 (permalink)
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Luckily the powder coater chipped the rear bumper and offered to redo it. A few pin holes from my welding/grinding showed up and he's giving me a chance to fix them. He says bondo will last through the coating process 90% of the time.

I think I will weld the big ones, metal file for a sharper edge, and try a little bondo. The black color sure shows the flaws compared to primer.
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Old 08-04-2015, 07:54 PM   #187 (permalink)
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Got the rear axle painted, sprayed on Eastwood's chassis black (practicing with the spray gun), now I need to drill it for a vent since the truss covered up the old one and I had to weld it up. Probably should have done it before I painted it. Oh well, a good cleaning and some fresh gaskets never hurt.
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:18 PM   #188 (permalink)
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Painted over the chassis black, too shiny.

I'm thinking about drilling the top of the diff cover for the vent instead of taking the axle apart. 45 degree fitting and a vent line running up the link to the frame. Would save some time.

Or do I hide it next to the truss and take the axle apart to get the shavings out, hidden and safe?
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Old 08-07-2015, 12:34 PM   #189 (permalink)
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1 of the fuel lines runs close to the muffler now, so a little insulation is needed.
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:05 PM   #190 (permalink)
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I decided to run the vent through the diff cover, no sense in tearing down the axle, now just waiting for a fitting. In the meantime, finished up the limit straps and started on some side body protection. I think I'll make it a little step too. My wife will appreciate that.
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:24 PM   #191 (permalink)
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The rock sliders look like they have a little too much gap in the rear, thanks to the front fender. Not much I can do about it tho. It's sitting level.
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Old 08-25-2015, 05:29 PM   #192 (permalink)
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While adding tubing to these sliders I came up with an idea for a step plate. I think it looks pretty cool, should work well.
I still need to add more tubing, but I'm happy with how these are looking.
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Old 08-27-2015, 05:58 PM   #193 (permalink)
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I think the sliders are done.

I had to take a look with it sitting at ride height. Thinking of colors to paint it (I've still got a little metal work to do on the fenders).
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Old 09-02-2015, 01:29 PM   #194 (permalink)
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Every truck needs a little chrome...
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Old 11-15-2015, 11:22 PM   #195 (permalink)
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Great job on this build, can you tell me where you got your red body mounts i need some for my willys truck.
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Old 11-16-2015, 01:44 AM   #196 (permalink)
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Coming together nicely.
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:21 PM   #197 (permalink)
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Great job on this build, can you tell me where you got your red body mounts i need some for my willys truck.
Thank you. I got them here: energysuspension.com | Body Cab & Subframe Mounts
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:41 PM   #198 (permalink)
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I've got to get back to work on this truck, it seems like the never ending build. Especially now that the cooler weather is here, it's time to go wheelin'.
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Old 11-28-2015, 05:49 PM   #199 (permalink)
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Looking good man, I see I'm not the only one who will use random things in the garage to prop things up, your custom slider holder (stool) is killer
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Old 12-29-2015, 06:08 PM   #200 (permalink)
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Looking good man, I see I'm not the only one who will use random things in the garage to prop things up, your custom slider holder (stool) is killer
Thanks bud.. Oh yeah, use what ya can


Finally back to work, starting off with the front shock upper brace. Removable with the ballistic tube clamps. Needs a little gusset. Maybe tmrw.

Almost finished up the diff vents.
Can't wait to get this together.
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