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I'm really in need of a drill press, and on of the next tools, that and a tuning bender are on the to get list...
 

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I gathered up a few brake items for the rig, I'm going to run wheel brakes, and I Have decided to run a pinion brake as a parking brake. If I don't X the idea all together... ( if I push through my wheel brakes, they'll get yanked for my pinion brakes)

Patooyee was grateful enough to cut me some brake adapters to mount rotors to my rear hubs... It's a real Close design to his pinion brake the cuts. He was talking the idea down for the size tire I'm going to run (53's) with the size dia. Rotor I ended up going with 12.19... A 14" rotor would be a better match for the size tire.

Only plus I have working with me, are they are a billet 6 piston caliper to keep down on caliper flex (4 piston superlite) and to have a better bite. The 47 vane make them a heavier rotor, but they'll cool better if I hit them a lot.




Going to safety wire them too







Also got my RH lugs in.

 

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I know pirate isn't much for body lifts, so I'm proud to anounce I'm taking my 3" Performance Accesory BL off, in place of a 2" billet aluminum JC Customs BL

I gave him a few measurements and a picture of my composit puck, and he had mine cut that same night... Pretty cool. I downer is they're a little bit heavier.



So I had him polish it a little and throw his logo on it.



He's got a new CNC machine and is down to work with me on new stuff, so the 4x4 is going to start having Rockwell pieces cut. Starting with this side inspection cover plate. I was messing around in the garage and cut this out of some scrap I had laying around... (Downfall is it's 3/8" thick and heavier/uglier than what he can do)

My ugliness



A little bit of grinder action.

 

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I know it's not really a big deal, but I think they're cool...

My 3" PA to a JC 2" BL

I won't be exposin as much of my frame.

 

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Ordered a sheet of dark lexan for the rear glass to give it a tinted look.

Tracing it out.



I cut it out of cardboard, but I don't remember using it as the template, I think I traced straight from the window.



Both sides cut out, plans are to keep the center glass.



Last, are my "steering column trim" pieces lol, well they're clearly not for a fire wall or a hot rod, haha...

 

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Wasn't impressed with the last ones I cut, so I found some scrap 1/8th aluminum and cut out a few inspection plates for my rockwells now I'll be dropping a smidgen of weight on the heavy bastards.



It was about to much for my old school band saw I was using



I ended up scoring it for free, and think it's a wood citing bandsaw, but I ordered a metal cutting blade



Last pic, they didn't come out too bad.

 

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Back in its mall crawler former glory days, I had a cut through with 4) 10" speakers (was going to do 8) but I lost interest... Fast forward 10yrs and I've lost interest in all that gay shit and actually want to hit some holes hard with a fully functional 4x4...

So I plated up the back of the cab with the tool box lid I previously posted.



Inside view



Back seat still sits over



All bolted up, also ended up using aluminum bolts. Had these from a previous project, figured they'd work out pretty good.

 

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I have a few poser shots, but it's bringing the build closer to the end.



Got FOA 18" coilovers, still need the springs and 2 need to be rebuilt, I'll probably go through all of them.

Also got the rest of my 4-link rod ends, jam nuts, and tube adaptors...



Also finally picked up a bed liner to act as the bed on the truck. Basically a light weight bed with tube work underneath it, to hold a little bit of weight (battery, fuel cell, tool box...



While I have the bed sides bolt to the frame work to look as though the beds complete. This is just one side propped up.



Also finally took some pieces off the chunk of the Rockwell to get cut by my guy. Pretty excited to see the outcome...



Not much weight, but it all adds up... Little Rockwell diet.

 

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I'm very interested to see how this truck turns out. I am doing a very similar build with the exact same truck. Only difference is mine will be on Dana 60's. Keep trucking man :eek:
 

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A little bit of billet aluminum poser porn...



We're reworking the pinion delete caps, to eliminate one less spot for oil to leak, and to keep mud from seeping in. And the large and small bearing pieces are being cut.

Dropping weight were I can.
 

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A little bit of billet aluminum poser porn...



We're reworking the pinion delete caps, to eliminate one less spot for oil to leak, and to keep mud from seeping in. And the large and small bearing pieces are being cut.

Dropping weight were I can.
It surely shimmers like stainless.
 

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Cutting the small bearing pinion off




That end piece was 1lb




All in all I'm going to be able to loose all this rotating mass



Pinion delete cap



Doing a little test fitting with the bling bling...

 

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Worked on the back glass a little bit more.





Steering column piece for my down bars



Almost there, ended up scoring this window surround for free.

 

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I know this is kind of silly but during my Raman noodle days while I was paying off the bling, I shaved the chunk down until I got tired of grinding. Had one taken apart and cleaned up and it was what I could work on.





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I weight it and it was about 2.5lbs of shavings. Worth it? No. Would I do it again? I would have to be saving or bored... It sucked ass.

I wish an aluminum Chunk wouldn't set me back 3-4K or I would think about going that route eventually.

Years from now.
 
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