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Old February 10th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #1121
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So now is it ready to wheel?
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Old February 10th, 2012, 08:45 PM   #1122
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Pretty much. Just need to make a shifter linkage for my t case, bleed my brakes, mount some tail lights, and build a skid plate
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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #1123
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Drove the truck around today, tranny works fine.

Started working on the bed more too, mounted some lights, bent some tube, started to add sorta a rear stinger to help fill out the back. But then I stopped, not sure I like it at all. Looks funny to me, but it is starting to grow on me. Input?



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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:32 PM   #1124
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Spare tire carrier?
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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:33 PM   #1125
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Make it a spare tire mount? Then it would look good
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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #1126
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Btw, freeze plugs work well as tube caps.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #1127
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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #1128
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I had a tire stood up in there and I was kinda building around it. That is the reason for the stinger.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #1129
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I'd connect the 2 sides and lose the stinger but that's just me.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 05:39 PM   #1130
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I was gonna connect the stinger to the top of the bed rails with some bent tube BTW, but I stopped for input before that point.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 06:31 PM   #1131
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If you make it into a spare tire carry I think it would be ok otherwise I say ditch it....lol
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Old February 12th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #1132
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You should made it a swing down tire carrier.

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Old February 12th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #1133
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I say just tie the top portion of the stinger into the bedsides and run it........never know when that front suspension is gonna unload on a climb and you are left wishing you had that stinger on the rear in the couple seconds you have to ponder with the nose vertical LOL
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I'd connect the 2 sides and lose the stinger but that's just me.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 08:08 PM   #1135
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I kinda am thinking the same thing. I am gonna do something like maybe an inverted stinger, basically support the sides to the frame and leave an opening so I can still fit a tire in there.

I honestly dont really like how any of it looks lol. It won't be long anyway and I will be cutting it all off to back half it.

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Old February 12th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #1136
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I am not gonna lie, the whole bed sides, tube, tailights, stinger, do no nothing for me. The cut on the 1/4s don't seem to fit when I look at it. And the shot from the rear makes me think your trying to build a giant heart shape.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:01 PM   #1137
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The front 1/4's? If so, I don't like em either and I am gonna do something different with new fenders.

The rear, it was a one of those things that looked good in my head, but didn't turn out like I wanted, but I did it and I'm gonna roll with it for now. Honestly. I'm just gonna beat it up anyway and I'm gonna end up with all tube anyway lol.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #1138
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I'll make use of your ass stinger some day so save it for me.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #1139
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I think it might look ok if you were to lay a spare tire in there like the prerunner trucks do. Do you have one that you could lay in there just to see what it looks like?
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Old February 12th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #1140
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I don't know yet.............I think it has potential, but definetly needs something.
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