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Old November 12th, 2009, 10:05 AM   #81
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So what you are saying is that the skid will be welded to the frame also?
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Old November 12th, 2009, 10:34 AM   #82
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looking good john.
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Old November 12th, 2009, 02:14 PM   #83
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No the skid will be bolted...I need to be able to remove it lol.

Its just on there enough to figure out axle location and so I can push it out of the garage this weekend so I can do a timing belt water pump on a 07 accord. Having one bay garage sucks.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 07:59 PM   #84
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Well got some more done. but no pics.

Trans crossmember about done and same with the skid. Hope to get the coil buckets mounted this week.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 07:04 PM   #85
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Damn it was planing on getting a bunch done on the truck tonight but I didn't realize I needed to keep the little pick-up tube thingy from the old C6 filter. So that held up progress big time. The old filter is sitting in a trash can at work. So I couldn't install the trans pan which ment couldn't install the skid, couldn't put the front axle back under, couldn't mock up coil buckets couldn't check for front driveshaft clearnace on the skid


I'll try and take better pic tomorrow after I get back from LKQ.
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Old November 17th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #86
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Old November 17th, 2009, 07:20 PM   #87
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is it on fire? cant wait to see this thing done and wheeling, keep up the work

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Old November 17th, 2009, 07:30 PM   #88
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Nope just a shitty cell phone
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Old November 18th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #89
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Went and bought a used B&M Starshifter for $50. Just need to fix the handle part of it. Has a usable cable. All I need is to buy the adapter for a c6.

Didn't get nearly enough done on the truck that I wanted to today. Oh and my filter kit for my trans didn't come with a gasket. That done piss'd me off. And my left exhuast pipe interferes with my skid plate damn it.



No rear axle or susp. at the moment.


Working on the front suspension currently




no trans, no exhaust, no tcase hanging down.
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Old November 18th, 2009, 09:15 PM   #90
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piece of shit!













































cellphone pictures!
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Old November 19th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #91
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Old November 21st, 2009, 11:01 AM   #92
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My ruffstuff 63" kit came today. Looks Like I can get the rear end squared away tomorrow.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 11:15 AM   #93
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Lookin great John
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Old November 22nd, 2009, 09:08 PM   #94
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Got the rear axle in place and just about done. The rear hangar is 100% mounted yet. Wanna wait till I get more of the truck done before I mount it final as to get the shackle angle right.

Ride height changed from where I was thinking I would end up. Its gonna be tall. But not really any taller then my last truggy. When I 3 link and 4 link it down the road I will lower it down, but for now it will be tall.

Didn't get as much done as I wanted, my 4.5" angle grinder pooped out and I had to go buy a new one, then I ran out of wire and had to run and get a new spool to. So two trips into town set my time back on the day .

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Didn't push the front tire as far forward as initial plan called for, I positioned it close to the cab and just didn't like the way it sat and looked so I decided to move the axle further back increasing my wheelbase. I think I am around 119" now.



Weight on the front, trying to simulate the front clip, winch etc on the front suspension to help try and set ride height up front.

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 10:30 PM   #96
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French the rear springs in and drop the front back down where we had it
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Old November 30th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #97
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I have the week off from work so I plan to get a ton of work done on the truck this week and hopefully atleast driveable by weeks end.

Working on the front frame rails a bit.


Anybody know the part number for the belt on a 5.8L pictured above but minus the air pump?

Finally cut the rear extra frame off tonight. This is also where the stock rear tank is gonna end up. Keeping the tank secured to the factory crossmembers and attaching the crossmembers to the frame.


The view from above the skid plate and the 205


Skid notched for the front driveshaft.


I also got the floor opened up in the cab for the tcase shifter. Apperently unlike explorers, rangers, and B2's the 2wd f-series do not have the removable floor section for shifters for tcases and 5 spds. I had to cut the outline of where it would of been and removed the section.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 07:56 PM   #98
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Progress looking good. I'll be over tomorrow after work
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Old November 30th, 2009, 08:24 PM   #99
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Looks good John, you have inspired me to hack parts off of my jeep now but instead of shortening mine I think I may stretch the front a little, still not sure
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speedy work as usual, looking good


whats the plan up front - narrowed partial front clip ? seems like you go through bodies like underwear in july
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