Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Rig Builds and Pics
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

Rig Builds and Pics Introduce your rig or post a buildup here.







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 17th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #21
generalyota
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
generalyota's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-06-10
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 588
iTrader: (0)

ran a new ground wire from the battery to the block. trimmed and painted the right fender. looks more dignified.

Last edited by generalyota; February 17th, 2012 at 05:45 PM.
generalyota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 18th, 2012, 01:08 PM   #22
KennyOffroad
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
KennyOffroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-11-07
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 3,195
iTrader: (18)
Looks Good
KennyOffroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 18th, 2012, 02:00 PM   #23
generalyota
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
generalyota's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-06-10
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 588
iTrader: (0)
thanks! i need a left front fender though. i also decided to go with some FOA 16" coil overs instead of the jeep coils. then im going to put the rear springs up front with new shocks. got the back half design done in a few weeks i will begin part collecting and plating the frame.
generalyota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 18th, 2012, 02:01 PM   #24
generalyota
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
generalyota's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-06-10
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 588
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by KennyOffroad View Post
Looks Good
feel like wheeling next saturday?
generalyota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #25
KennyOffroad
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
KennyOffroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-11-07
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 3,195
iTrader: (18)
I will let you know ?
KennyOffroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 2nd, 2012, 08:26 PM   #26
generalyota
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
generalyota's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-06-10
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 588
iTrader: (0)
started removing metal for the 4 link kit.

frame is very rusty! lots of plating to do.


mocking up some rock sliders.
generalyota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 3rd, 2012, 09:41 AM   #27
generalyota
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
generalyota's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-06-10
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 588
iTrader: (0)
i have the tubing, the 4 link kit from trail gear will arrive Wednesday. Then i have a 3 week wait on my coilovers.
generalyota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 3rd, 2012, 03:38 PM   #28
KennyOffroad
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
KennyOffroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-11-07
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 3,195
iTrader: (18)
Nice !
KennyOffroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 8th, 2012, 06:57 PM   #29
generalyota
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
generalyota's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-06-10
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 588
iTrader: (0)
Trail Gear 4 link kit arrived today!
the creeper joints are huge !!





generalyota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2012, 08:08 AM   #30
974x4Taco
Flex Is OverRated
 
974x4Taco's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-19-06
Location: Battle Creek
Posts: 1,915
iTrader: (7)
With as rusty as that frame is, why not just chop it completly off and go with tube?

A rear 4 link is the next step on mine too. My 63" chevy springs suck.
974x4Taco is online now   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #31
generalyota
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
generalyota's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-06-10
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 588
iTrader: (0)
cut the rear frame off.


...and after a shitload of grinding and sanding plus 20 minutes of hammering i got the crossmember squeezed into the frame.



welding rust poses quite s challenge.
generalyota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2012, 09:12 PM   #32
generalyota
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
generalyota's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-06-10
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 588
iTrader: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 974x4Taco View Post
With as rusty as that frame is, why not just chop it completly off and go with tube?

A rear 4 link is the next step on mine too. My 63" chevy springs suck.
I'm lazy and I'm bracing the shit out of it. The trail gear kit is beefy as hell, plus easy installation.
generalyota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #33
generalyota
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
generalyota's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-06-10
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 588
iTrader: (0)
mocking up the upper links.



generalyota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #34
KennyOffroad
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
KennyOffroad's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-11-07
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 3,195
iTrader: (18)
Looks Good !
KennyOffroad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2012, 10:23 PM   #35
974x4Taco
Flex Is OverRated
 
974x4Taco's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-19-06
Location: Battle Creek
Posts: 1,915
iTrader: (7)
Quote:
Originally Posted by generalyota View Post
I'm lazy and I'm bracing the shit out of it. The trail gear kit is beefy as hell, plus easy installation.
I meant at the back of the cab which appears to be what you did

I know the tg kit seems beefy, but keep an eye to joints...i have seen issues with them coming apart.

I wish they offered that kit with heims
974x4Taco is online now   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #36
generalyota
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
generalyota's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-06-10
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 588
iTrader: (0)
if they break i'll replace them with evolution or ballistic heims.
generalyota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2012, 10:41 PM   #37
974x4Taco
Flex Is OverRated
 
974x4Taco's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-19-06
Location: Battle Creek
Posts: 1,915
iTrader: (7)
I plan on useing ballistics axle truss/mount with ruffstuff frame mounts and heims.

Yours looks good. You keep the wheelbase the same?
974x4Taco is online now   Reply With Quote
Old March 9th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #38
solid95yota
"the wonder truck"
 
solid95yota's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-26-08
Location: new boston
Posts: 703
iTrader: (5)
Looks awsome man. That's my plan here soon is tg 4 link and back half on my truck
solid95yota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 10th, 2012, 08:05 AM   #39
generalyota
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
generalyota's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-06-10
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 588
iTrader: (0)
the ballistic truss is sick! if i keep yota axles i am going to buy one. im adding 5" to the wheel base.
generalyota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #40
generalyota
Ridge Runners Offroad
 
generalyota's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-06-10
Location: South Haven, MI
Posts: 588
iTrader: (0)
cleaning up the rear axle.
generalyota is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Rig Builds and Pics
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:22 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.15192 seconds with 50 queries