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Old April 7th, 2013, 07:49 PM   #101
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Duh, I Forgot About The Upgrades Lol

Mind Playing Tricks On You? Hard To See On The Phone. Cut Sleeve And Truss The Long Side Maybe?
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Old April 7th, 2013, 07:50 PM   #102
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Your looking off the tie rod mounting locations, did you actually check off the upper and lower ball joints? Maybe the kknuckles are slightly different but the actual location of the ball joints is the same...ie caster is actually the same in both sides.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 07:57 PM   #103
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Your looking off the tie rod mounting locations, did you actually check off the upper and lower ball joints? Maybe the kknuckles are slightly different but the actual location of the ball joints is the same...ie caster is actually the same in both sides.
My thoughts also
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Old April 7th, 2013, 08:10 PM   #104
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No, you can see the c is twisted, it is obvious looking down on the balljoints.

The tierod mount just shows it by picture.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 08:42 PM   #105
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Drivers side, 5* back



Passenger side, 5* forward



Kinda hard to tell by pictures, but the passenger side is clearly rotated forward.
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Old April 7th, 2013, 08:50 PM   #106
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Old April 7th, 2013, 08:56 PM   #107
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Typical dodge stuff, they have looser tolerances than others...
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Old April 11th, 2013, 07:54 PM   #108
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Axle stripped and ready to be twisted back


As i was stripping it I noticed the twisted area, the housing next to the tube you can see the tube twisted


Gonna replace balljoints, u joints and a wheel bearing while its apart.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 07:28 PM   #109
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Got the axle twisted back, then I cleaned it up, pre heated it and welded the tubes to the housing. I left it at work under a welding blanket to cool.

Time to get materials to build a truss.

The cut lines are marks I put in it before I twisted it back...moved a long way
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Old April 12th, 2013, 08:42 PM   #110
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You get your wife to work on this yet kyle? She needs to get greasy.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 10:14 PM   #111
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You get your wife to work on this yet kyle? She needs to get greasy.
Haha not a chance. I work on him so I don't have to work on other stuff;)
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Old April 13th, 2013, 10:36 AM   #112
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Old April 20th, 2013, 12:21 PM   #113
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Had a good morning, got the rear shackle area built. The angle is a little steeper than I wanted, but I think it will be fine. Used a set of bushings, thanks thrill20, and some dom and boxed in the rear frame section.



Then I got a good start on the truss, I think I like the way this is going

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Old April 20th, 2013, 12:26 PM   #114
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Looks good glad they worked out for you.
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Old April 20th, 2013, 01:54 PM   #115
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Nice man!
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Old April 20th, 2013, 01:58 PM   #116
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I see you finally got the lowers out
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Old April 20th, 2013, 03:38 PM   #117
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Yes, but they fought me. New ones went in easy.
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Old April 22nd, 2013, 08:43 PM   #118
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Got a little more work done on the truss

Added a couple gussets on the inside



Then started plating the top



It's all made of 3/16. Think I am going to add a couple drains in the back. Think I should hole saw a few holes in it, maybe sleeve them for strength?

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Old April 23rd, 2013, 01:31 AM   #119
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That thing gona hit connecting rods at full stuff?
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 04:49 AM   #120
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It's not that tall...
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