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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
started cutting taking out the IFS stuff




made some plate to plate the frame

prepped


axle mocked up to make spring hanger

spring hanger made up

 

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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
good stuff :)
35x12.5x15 km2 with cragar soft 8's


rear spring hangers mocked up

plated spring hangers

shocks installed with cross brace added to shock hoops


axle put back together and sitting on tires waiting for steering

 

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looking good. keep the pics comin.
 

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It's going to be sooo high. I had 3in springs and a 3in body in when I did mine. I even had 35x12.50 bfgs and it looked like a monster truck. You can kinda tell its goin that direction from the front. Oh and loose the boots man...give them to your dog. Otherwise, its looking good.:smokin:
 

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yeah im hoping to run springs for a year or 2 then go to coil over , didnt have the funds for coil overs right now , but yeah right now its high hopefully the springs settle a bit

i know alot of guys are using chevy MC's so i went and got one today for $30 sucker weighs a ton , went to put it in and found i must have got the wrong one cause the line sizes were 9/16 and 1/2
so i went to the junk yard trying to figure out which year was the correct one i came across a 98 dodge 1500 looked about right , pulled it out center to center for the mounts were perfect and the bore size was 1-1/4

got home and thing fit perfect all i had to get was an M12 - M10 reducer for the front, hopefully everything still works , before i installed it i pulled it apart and cleaned real good
oh yeah didnt have to grind the push rod down , the depth was close to the same :D
diff between frontier and 1500



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LOOKS GREAT AARON!!!! keep it up man!!

i want to see this wheeling, maybe i can wheel with ya in about a year
 

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Good project but I think your gonna wish you went high pinion....especially with shackle reversal.
 

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this is the first swap ive ever done so there will probably be stuff ill wanna change after a while haha , in a year or 2 ill probably go to coilover , couldnt do right now unfortunatly
 

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If you plan on running those 63" chevy springs in the rear be prepared to add an anti wrap bar. I installed the 63's on my hardbody with 33" tires and had axle wrap problems until i built a bar.
 

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Discussion Starter · #16 · (Edited)
i havent been able to drive the truck really except pulling it out of the driveway and turning the truck around , but the brake felt pretty firm

here is the progress so far , took off the body lift which sucked but worth it
got the chevy springs mocked up


 
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