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Old May 3rd, 2013, 08:20 PM   #141
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Lower links mocked up, crossmember in place, not finished yet. Still have some gussets, trimming and welding to do


Upper link made, 1.75, 1/4 wall dom, bushings on one side, 7/8 Heim on the other. Trackbar is the same.



Springs showed up, 5.5 super flex eb coils



Made all my upper link mounts and frame side trackbar mount. Not sure what I'm doing on the axle side. I need to make coil buckets too for the frame.



Hope to make some progress tomorrow.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 08:26 PM   #142
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I might have some stock coil buckets from a 79 F150 in the barn if you think they will work I can see if I still have a set.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 08:28 PM   #143
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Yes! I would much rather use those than fab up a new set. Please look, I'll buy you lunch one day.

Let me know what you want for them.

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Old May 3rd, 2013, 08:43 PM   #144
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I plan on going to lunch with you guys on Monday so I will let you know if I have them and if I do I will bring them with me.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 08:59 PM   #145
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Otherwise I have a pair of early bronco buckets here you can have as well.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 09:14 PM   #146
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Put them in you explorer, I'd like to try them too. You guys rock
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 09:18 PM   #147
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They are still attached to the frame . It won't fit in the explorer.
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 09:52 PM   #148
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Lol, well I guess if James can't find his, ill remove them on a buggy build day.
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Old May 4th, 2013, 12:26 AM   #149
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I have adjustable ballistic frame mounts that you can have for cheap also....
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Kyle I just looked for those buckets and I'm thinking that they must of went with the last load of scrap. So you will have to grab the ones John or Will have.
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Old May 4th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #151
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Bummer

Ok, Will, pm sent.
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Old May 4th, 2013, 07:35 PM   #152
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Made lots of progress today.

Got all the front suspension mocked up. 36" long links, all of them, 8.5" separation at the axle, 4" at the frame. That is about all I could fit, hope it works good with the 100" wheel base. The crossmember is installed, fully welded, just need to take the center out and finish the driveshaft clearance. Also got all the body mounts fixed, front frame horns replaced, still unsure on bumper, just put a tube in there to hold everything.

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Mostly finished crossmember



Plated frame for trackbar mount



Trackbar mount mocked up



3 link. At about full bump, 3" of uptravel right now, limited to my trackbar clearance. Gonna tweek that more to get about 4" of uptravel






The front frame fixed



Tomorrow hope to work on the rear axle. Gonna shave it and finish weld everything.
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Old May 4th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #153
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Doing great work buddy
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Old May 4th, 2013, 09:15 PM   #154
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I gotta get mine back over for shock mounts.
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Old May 4th, 2013, 09:18 PM   #155
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Looks great. As always top notch fab work! Super clean work.

sended frum dis stoopid fone.
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Old May 4th, 2013, 10:38 PM   #156
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Looking Nice !
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Old May 5th, 2013, 03:12 PM   #157
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Thanks guys....keeping me motivated

14 bolt shaved


Everything welded up, u bolts trimmed to length, waiting for paint to dry. Also I welded the spiders in the rear. Hope to get it back together and installed this week.

Next in the list is coil buckets, boxing link mounts, then assembly. If things go good, maybe I'll start on drive shafts.
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I have 3 more drive shafts for you if the doc lifts my weight restrictions tomorrow morning I will bring them to lunch for you.
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Old May 5th, 2013, 03:57 PM   #159
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Sweet, thanks!


Have your wife go load them for you....
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Old May 5th, 2013, 04:26 PM   #160
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Looks great kyle.
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