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when I was building my truck I went everywhere with a tape measurer or the part of concern, now I see hella posts from people asking for measurements, is this something that people can't do? I mean I understand some like shackle lenghts and stuff, but the majority of them are stuff like hangers and crap like that. Whats the deal?
 

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lol - people want the easy way, and I guess our verbal... er... text abuse is easier to deal with than doing a little measuring for themselves <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">
 

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Well, it is easier to ask <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

Also, it helps to ask if you don't have the actual item to measure.

For example, in my supra engine swap, I asked people if they could measure any late model Toyota radiator. At that point, I had already gone to a local junk yard with a tape measure and measured everything I could find. But, that yard didn't have any late models...
 

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I go to the dealer service department and have a look through the manuals for each vehicle. In my case, 86 4-runner and 94 FZJ80. Toyota produces excellent diagrams of the frames with all the proper measurments mapped out... make some copies, good to go.

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aaah, I like to see new ideas, I just figured it would be easier to bust out the tape than to run inside to my computer, sit down, realize my beer was still in the garage, go get it, sit down again, and then start typing, then wait for someone to reply.

[ 08-28-2001: Message edited by: Rokcrawla ]
 

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it takes some of the guess work out of trying to mount like chevy springs.

kind of gives a good way to do things, because you can find out whos ideas have worked and whos have not!

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2/3 of the MEASURING questions are good ones, the 1/3 are BS...
I am the same way, I would rather go hunt for the right rig to measure than ask...
 
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