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Old April 28th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #61
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getting the fenders taken off to get my shock hoops bent up and tube fenders built.


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Old May 12th, 2011, 12:11 AM   #62
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Old May 19th, 2011, 06:01 PM   #63
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just picked up some new parts from rocksolid performance today. those guys are definately great to work with, very knowledgeable and helpful! i would highly suggest giving them a shout for parts and fab work.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #64
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just picked up some new parts from rocksolid performance today. those guys are definately great to work with, very knowledgeable and helpful! i would highly suggest giving them a shout for parts and fab work.
Yes, the guys there are great. I have yet to do business with them (mainly due to scheduling reasons, and me not knowing for sure what direction my build would go ). I'm sure I'll be giving them business down the road.

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Old May 27th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #65
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i just have to get the shock tabs put on the hoops and a brace between the shock hoops and i should be able to let the front sit under its own weight!
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Old May 27th, 2011, 07:38 PM   #66
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Looks good Chad. It is nice to see some quality welds in a build thread. I suggest you start a thread in the fab section and try and sell some of them. Might get rich.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 08:06 PM   #67
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Yeah them welds look nice, I wish I could weld like that. I just pick up some air shocks just like them (Radflo) mine are the 16"

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Old May 28th, 2011, 09:14 AM   #68
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Your Fab work looks great... Keep the updates coming
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nice job on the fab parts
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Old May 28th, 2011, 09:42 AM   #70
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Thanks for kind words!
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Old June 1st, 2011, 09:38 PM   #71
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got the airshocks pressured up and the front is finally sitting under its own weight. i ended up with 20" to my flat belly and 6' to the top of the windshield frame with 5" of up travel. im very happy with how the stance turned out. tomorrow i am going to start tearing into the rear end!
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Old June 1st, 2011, 09:41 PM   #72
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i am building everything so i can clear 37"s, it is sitting on 35"s in the pictures. sorry for the crappy pics, i need to buff out the lens on my camera on my phone it is pretty scratched up.
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Old June 21st, 2011, 08:01 AM   #73
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I need some opinions on if my combination will hold up to 37" tires. The 4.0 is fairly tired and I have an automatic transmission. The front d44 has yukons and the good u joints. The rear is a 9" but it has the 28? Spline shafts but they are also yukons. Detroits front and rear. I have 35's right now that are a little shitty and I was debating on just going to 37's but I'm not sure if everything will hold up. I think the rear axle is going to be my weak point. Should I change the rear to 35 spline before I get the 37's or just rock it and hope for the best?
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Old June 21st, 2011, 08:48 AM   #74
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It all depends on how ya drive it... But I say yes, no problem. We have the same set up in front with 31 spl rear a spool and 38.5 sx's. Not bulletproof but gets the job done.
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It all depends on how ya drive it... But I say yes, no problem. We have the same set up in front with 31 spl rear a spool and 38.5 sx's. Not bulletproof but gets the job done.
Everyone I talk to seems to be saying the same thing. I think I might have to start shopping around for a set!
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Old June 25th, 2011, 09:08 PM   #76
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got a radial arm drill press and a bridgeport mill today. they both need a couple little fixes on them but overall in great shape!
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nice work and nice machinery to work with!
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Old June 26th, 2011, 06:43 AM   #78
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got a radial arm drill press and a bridgeport mill today. they both need a couple little fixes on them but overall in great shape!
I'm sportin' a machinery-induced woody right now. Nice!

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I'm sportin' a machinery-induced woody right now. Nice!

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A good friend of mine (chachi is his name on here) works at a tool and die place and they have been getting rid of some of their old equipment. We have been talking about getting my big cold storage barn set up as a work shop so when these came up for sale he snagged them up to put in there. There is a huge upright band saw we are eyeing next, just got to see what they have to get out of it. I'm looking forward to not having to work in the crappy barn out back and actually be in a big insulated building with plenty of power!
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havent made any real progress on the jeep, ive been working too much and trying to get some stuff done on the house. i did a little swapping with larry at benzie tire and he is ordering me a shiny new set of 37" mtr's and rims. he has great prices on offroad tires and is a hell of a nice guy, i would definately suggest dealing with him.
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