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Old 04-18-2017, 08:25 AM   #276 (permalink)
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You coming wheeling this weekend?!
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:55 AM   #277 (permalink)
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I've been sneaking over here from the nissan section to watch the progress of this build, awesome job sir!
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:04 AM   #278 (permalink)
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drivers seat is in. New padded PRP harnesses are in and adjusted for me. Started on the skids. Im using 3/16" AR400 plate. After 9 months (Minus 2 because i was offshore with work) it drove under its own power yesterday. It was only 18" back and forth, but it moved. Still need to bleed the brakes, but after gravity bleeding, the manual brakes held the truck just fine in low range.

New comfy harnesses.


Also had to fight the fucking lovebugs. I hate when they come out this time of the year. They LOVE the color white for some reason.
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:28 AM   #279 (permalink)
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Those fuckers love to hang out around my back door for some reason. They haven't gotten bad yet.
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:34 AM   #280 (permalink)
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Those fuckers love to hang out around my back door for some reason. They haven't gotten bad yet.
I fucking hate them. They serve no purpose. This was the worst i have ever seen them around my house.
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:56 AM   #281 (permalink)
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:58 AM   #282 (permalink)
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Yay love bugs!!
Can't say i miss them!
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:14 PM   #284 (permalink)
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After 9 months (Minus 2 because i was offshore with work) it drove under its own power yesterday. It was only 18" back and forth, but it moved.
This deserves some recognition. Kudos...I need some of that motivation.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:13 AM   #285 (permalink)
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This deserves some recognition. Kudos...I need some of that motivation.
Thanks Scott. Lots of late nights over the past month. Should be driving it this evening to see what else needs worked on. The remaining is more or less cosmetic stuff. Shooting for a shakedown run next Friday at Hidden Falls for a day run with Brian.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:26 PM   #286 (permalink)
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Did I hear shakedown? Stop Cheating before Jambo....
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:28 PM   #287 (permalink)
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Did I hear shakedown? Stop Cheating before Jambo....
Yep. Next friday. Hidden Falls for a day run. Drag yours down there. Brian will be there.
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I would but I am going to be in the Valley (Edinburg) for the weekend
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:03 PM   #289 (permalink)
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I would but I am going to be in the Valley (Edinburg) for the weekend
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yes sir!! Any good stuff for sale down there right now? LOL
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:43 PM   #291 (permalink)
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This deserves some recognition. Kudos...I need some of that motivation.
Slowest build ever...

Well, aside from Schendelstein
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Old 04-21-2017, 02:34 PM   #292 (permalink)
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No arguments there... He built a full rig in the time it took me to do a 3-link, Auto swap, Atlas and full Hydro..
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:13 PM   #293 (permalink)
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I can't wait for all of us to be wheeling again. Next year should be a lot of fun for our group.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:17 PM   #294 (permalink)
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Finally left the shop. Drove it around without any issues.







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Old 04-21-2017, 09:31 PM   #295 (permalink)
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Soak it in! Right on. Looks pretty flat in them parts.
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Old 04-22-2017, 04:37 AM   #296 (permalink)
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Soak it in! Right on. Looks pretty flat in them parts.

Yep, all farmland down here. Closest place to wheel is about 3hrs away.
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Looking good! Can't wait to see some action pictures of it. How does it drive?
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Old 04-23-2017, 12:14 PM   #298 (permalink)
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Old 04-23-2017, 12:53 PM   #299 (permalink)
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Haha. It won't be. Same color scheme as last time. Rattle can blue with a black top.
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Old 04-24-2017, 12:42 PM   #300 (permalink)
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Lots of work done over the weekend.
1. AR400 skids are on the bottom and sides and under the oil pan.
2. Passenger seat is in and harness is mounted.
3. Doors are on and gutted. (No window glass and removed the vent wing)
4. Fenders are trimmed (Still need another inch or two as the tires still get in it)
5. Passenger bedside is mounted.

Couple things that need to get taken care of before the shakedown run on Friday.
1. Trim back the sliders to match the fenders. (tires just kiss it when flexed and turning)
2. Install rear bumps.
3. Fab up something to keep dirt/mud/rocks from hitting me in the face.
4. Fix fuel crossover tube leak on the intake. (More of a seepage than an actual leak)
5. Bleed the brakes a little more.

Pics from this weekend. The truck drives great. Everything functions as it should. Got it up to around 55 mph before i felt any vibes from the driveshafts. It tracked straight as an arrow. So far the spring rates and the valving in the coilovers from Ryan at Accutune are feeling great.

Looks like a truck again.


If i dont end up installing a windshield i was thinking about adding a light bar up top under the lip of the cab, you know #becauseracecar. Bought this 30" single row curved Rough Country bar and zip tied it to see how it would look. I think once the top of the cab is painted black, it will blend in nicely.




Added some dynamat knockoff to put underneath the ecm mount under the passenger seat. I figure anything can help wince the exhaust on the passenger side is routed under the seat.
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