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The biggest tire I'm going to run is 35's with the toy stuff.I'm going to use this truck for all my trail runs also sans the body panels. I will also swap in a 4.7 case for trail runs and since its a modular platform d60's with 40's are in the works. All I would have to do is swap the master cyl,axles,drivelines.
 

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Truck looks sweet- simple and light. Less Weight=speed:smokin:

What did you end up doing with the tubes for the heater core? One comes out of the intake facing rearward. The other is on comes from the timing chain cover area under the header... thanks
 

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I welded up the manifold so it does not have hot water. Then I took the plug out below the thermostat so it can circulate to the water pump. Next I took of the plate at the back off head and made an aluminum one with a fitting and routed a hose to the other side of the water pump behind the timing cover. It's a block off plate that I welded a tube to. In this pic you see the back of the head ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364278832.240230.jpg and here is the manifold ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364278893.748920.jpg
 

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The sliders are are in an welded up. Since the cab is hard mounted I will put something from the slider to the frame. Got closer to having the spring hanger on the frame. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364349192.226272.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364349201.841341.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364349214.107488.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364349221.847501.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364349230.258667.jpg
 

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Thanks I didn't want the same ole sliders under the rocker look. I've been using rectangular tubing for sliders for customers and I always put it on at an angle like that. Got rid of the long shackles and also sleeved the bushings at the same time. I'm going to weld in a piece in between them. I'm making the front ones the same way. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364437234.191841.jpg


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Now the front shackle angle is better and the pinion angle is much improved. Here's a redneck tip o the week. Take a normal front inner seal and fill it silicone to make it hebby dooby faba alba. Just let it dry first. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364498307.239092.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364498320.909592.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364498332.304034.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1364498348.267951.jpg


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Great low buck setup :smokin:

How thick are you on the sliders/front spring hanger slider thing? 11gauge or ?
 

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I always wondered if I should do my crossmember like that instead of the back of my case. Looks good!
 
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