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Old March 1st, 2012, 10:46 PM   #81
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Alright...here are a few updates..I finally got back into working on these...for a while I just couldn't get any motivation for some reason...

Here is what I came up with for the rear shock mounts....I was originally going to go with a hoops but it was a pretty far distance between axle and the mount and I dont think the bilstein shocks I was looking at would work real well because I would be pretty limited on suspension droop...so I made this up with some scrap tubing to bring it down to a more reasonable height...



I mentioned before I cut off the front of the frame that I had done in tubing before...I was pretty sure a couple good landings on a rock would dent it or bend it and I dont like doing things twice so I cut it off and started fresh...this is what I came up with....I will probably tie it into the cradle bolts that I added for the bracing of the cradle to act as a skid and to tie it into the frame really well. It is all made out of 3/16" rectangle tube....the top pieces are just tacked on until the bottom section is completely welded....the 2" d.o.m goes all the way through where the drings touch it....I am going to come off the top of the 2" dom with my stinger and I ordered the ford ranger grill that I am going to use..hopefully it is here tomorrow...I am going to bend some tube that fits the contour pretty tight similar to how a lot of wranglers have the hoop around the grill...then cut the hood short and angle the sides to the width of the grille then fading to the cab width




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Old March 1st, 2012, 11:20 PM   #82
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looks good..keep it up.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 01:30 AM   #83
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That front frame section on there is bad ass. I wanna build a fullsize for the rocks someday soon.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 03:58 PM   #84
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My grill came. I picked up some 1.75x.120 dom and bent up a small stinger and a grille hoop for it to mount the grill in. I also bolted the hood back on. Hopefully tonight after dinner I can get out there and get the grill mounted and stinger so that I can shorten the hood and narrow it to the width of the grill like it needs to be so that it looks good. I also started putting the rear hubs back together, the stupid 4 prong ratcheting nuts are ready to be torqued...



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I cut the grill hoop down, and mounted it. Then I notched the stinger where I liked it. I need to add in the two braces for the stinger to the grille and make the light hoops off the side of the grill...that will make it look a little better I think. The grille isn't mounted in its final position, just setting in the hoop. I think to clean up the look a little bit I am going to run tube from the grill hoop tight to the contour of the hood back through the cab and tie it into the front pillars of the cage when they are done. Here are a few pics of it so far.


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That turned out SWEET! keep up the great work and pictures. Lovin this rig
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Old March 5th, 2012, 10:45 PM   #87
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I like your work but is there a reason your making it so tall?
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Not really on the height...if I could get away being shorter I would...with the cradle the way it is its about where it needs to be for up travel in the front so it clears everything. IIRC you need at least 4" of lift to clear on the front when doing a SAS on these years trucks...I went with 6" lift springs and the stock buckets put it at about stock height...idk if it was the weight of the 351 or what the deal was. If I don't like how it handles height wise I may kick it back to 3 or 4" springs when she is all done.
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Sweet!!!!!!!!
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I built some headlight hoops for it. Made the hood so it was able to bolt to the hinges and mounted that. I took the stinger off because one side was a hair longer and it was off center, I just need to fit one side a little better. I cant decide if I like it with or without the stinger better yet...give me some input...I think the stinger looks fine but when I added the bracing to the stinger it looked like too much was going on up there.
I also took out the rear tubing braces that go to the roll cage...one was welded in on the frame side because I messed up and had a slightly larger gap than I wanted and then i screwed myself because I couldn't make the weld inside the cab to the rollcage...well I could of but it wouldnt of been pretty because one 1/4 of the weld I couldnt hardly touch with my hand. So I bent up some new pieces and bought some 1/4" thick tube flanges that I am going to use so that good welds can be made here at this critical area.





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Old March 12th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #91
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your going to need some bigger tires!
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Old March 13th, 2012, 07:52 AM   #92
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Lookin good!
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Between today and yesterday I put new u joints in my ford inner shafts and chevy stub shafts. I am still waiting on my balljoints from PORC...so far it has been a nightmare trying to get my items but hopefully they sort it out...reading up on them I see a lot of people have had similar run ins.

I put my tube flanges in place and welded them. I had to trim the inside of the cab for them to fit and roll them slightly. I started on the structure pieces for the rear backhalf with what long chunks of scrap tube I have left. Here is a start of her and what she looks like so far.



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Lookin Great! Keep up with the updates!
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Tonight I worked on the truck a little, last night I threw in two more braces in the back with a little bit of scrap tube I had. I was thinking that the link mounts probably need a little more beef to them. Not so much themselves but how they attach. Each mount is welded front and back and 3 1/2" gr 8 bolts....I see a lot of ford sas that has a bracket that runs up the side of the frame rail. For the front link mounts I planned on boxing about a foot of the frame so it cant twist as much from all the pressure applied. The rear isn't so much a concern because one of the bolts goes directly through the crossmember that the cab mounts to and this area is real rigid. For the front I drew up what I wanted to do for strengthening the frame. It is basically a big "L" shaped bracket that goes inside the c channel and fits tight to it. It has 3 1/2" bolts that catches the c channel of the frame and then catches all of the bolts going through the frame to the link mount..Inside the L shape it will have a few gussets so that for some odd reason if a ton of force was applied it couldn't just rip the bottom of the frame off it would have to pretty much tear the entire section of frame from the bottom to top out and I highly doubt it could do that. Once it is all bolted in I am going to box about a foot of it still to help give some support. I think that should take care of everything up front. I'll get some pics up of it tomorrow when I pick up the steel and get it all fabbed up.
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Tonight I fabbed up the braces for the upper link mounts to the crossmember like a member on here mentioned previously, thanks for the idea it looks like it will work great! I built the two brackets you see in the pic, everything is tacked up, they need 3 more holes drilled in the long leg of the L they will sit inside the c channel and bolt in to the frame and the lower link mounts for the front to brace that area up some. Last night I pressed in the new ball joints into the knuckles. I was looking at shocks again and I think i am going to cut off the rear shock mounts and make some towers that are low profile, right now with the bilstein shock I want I can only have 3" up travel and 6 of down...up travel seems a little short to me...what are your inputs?




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Didn't get nearly as much done as I wanted to this weekend but I got some stuff done that I have been putting off. I tacked the shock tabs in place on the hoops, assembled some of the axle stuff on the front on both sides, and put the last two cross pieces in between the the new frame rails on the double tube rails I made. Here are some pics of her...



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I havent updated it for a while because I was sick of hauling all of my thicker stuff to a freinds house to use a 220 welder versus my miller 140. I sold the miller and uprgraded to a 180. Now I am getting ready to run the power for the welder out to the polebarn so I can get going again on the truck. That has been the only reason I havent done much lately. Well here is the new welder and the little cart I made with the tube bender...

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Old April 11th, 2012, 12:55 PM   #100
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Shock mounts are cool but, when flexing it looks like the
Tire could possibly hit it? I may be wrong just an observation.
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