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Old May 11th, 2013, 10:09 PM   #141
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Worked on it more today....worked on building the front truss....uprights and bridge are 3/8 and the filler pieces are 1/4



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Old May 19th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #142
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Got some more done....suspension is all tacked together....its all working out just like i had hoped...its all really tight but it all fits....6" up travel, 10" down travel.....old front drive shaft still works, no cv bind which i was worried about....can't wait to finish it up

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Old May 20th, 2013, 06:37 AM   #143
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Old May 21st, 2013, 09:17 PM   #144
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Hit a snag tonight.

Shock and new master cylinder are trying to occupy the same space.....anyone know where i can get a compact chevy truck master cylinder thats not 600$ like Stainless Steel Brakes is?
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Old May 24th, 2013, 06:05 AM   #145
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Ok....got a dual diaphragm toyota T100 booster coming and a master cylinder from a 10' Camaro.....they should work to give good brakes and fit in the space i have.

Also ordered a set of RPM Offroad 35 spline flanges, 35 spline yukon Chromo stubs and spicer joints for the front axle.
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Old May 27th, 2013, 06:03 PM   #146
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It can sit on its own now.....still got a long ways to go though

Front springs are way too stiff....they are 225/250 now....gonna go down to 125-150/250.....packaging every thing in front on the drivers side has been a nightmare......it just doesn't want to all fit....i think i have it all sorted but we shall see

I hope i am on the down hill slide....starting to get frustrated and sick of working on it and not wheeling it.
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Old May 30th, 2013, 05:16 AM   #147
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Front gears and locker are in...one step closer. Steering and brakes are next
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Old June 3rd, 2013, 07:25 PM   #149
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Got new springs.....now at 125 over 250.....seems about right....gonna run this combo and see how i like it.

Picked up a set of 38.5 sx's.....not what i wanted but i am running out of $$ and they were cheap.

Got master cylinder and booster all mounted....rear brakes all plumbed, need one front hose and i will have the brakes fully plumbed and it will be time to see if they work

Front bumps and straps are mounted....not super happy with the bumps but whatever....they will work.

Got everything to plumb the steering.....just gotta assemble it

I am getting close, hope to drive it this weekend
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Old June 8th, 2013, 10:43 AM   #150
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Steers great.....doesn't stop for shit lol.....its something in the rear lines / brakes.....i am thinking air trapped somewhere.
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Old June 8th, 2013, 10:57 PM   #151
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99% complete....my brake pedal isn't super awesome feeling but you push it and the brakes will try and put you through the windshield....that's all i care about....i need to get a proportioning valve to dial the rears down a little but overall i am happy. Steering works good.....it's really sensitive which will take some getting use to but it works good.....gonna tie up all the little detail stuff this week and then test run next weekend!




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Old June 13th, 2013, 06:54 AM   #153
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finished up all the little detail stuff last night.....pretty much the only thing i know I still need to do is build some sort of gaurd for the ram....just gotta pick up some 3/8 to build it from. Plan is to go to Bundy Hill sunday and see what falls apart
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Old June 16th, 2013, 08:52 PM   #154
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A few poser shots from today.....truck worked really well for being straight out of the garage....i am really pleased with how it acts....got a few things to tweak but feels good to be wheeling again.







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Old June 17th, 2013, 05:11 PM   #157
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Thanks guys....trying to fine tune it now
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Rebuilt the trans mount i tore up Sunday and gave everything else a good once over.....it all seems ok which makes me happy :)
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Another shot from sunday.....i wish i had the money to link the back so it could keep up with the front
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Built a skid for the ram and put together spare drive shafts today.....more things done....gonna do sand lake rock crawl and a few more local runs then off to wind rock for labor day.
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