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Old April 25th, 2012, 10:18 PM   #61
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Constructive criticism-

I think your upper link mount on the rear axle needs a little more bracing. Especially since it's only a 3-link, that one mount will be taking the brunt of all the axle rotation. I'd look into expanding off each side. Maybe build a "mini" truss around it.

Also what welding technique were you using on the Coil bucket/CA mounts on the front axle? Almost looks like a "tack, tack, tack".

Truck is looking good though.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:48 PM   #62
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Tha was a tack tack tack (stitch welding)cause It has to be ground down. Ballistic gives you 3 mounting widths for those buckets, I used the skinniest for the heim joints & misalignment spacers, that was flat butt joint with no gap, so I just stitched it up. The rest is welded nicely. A proper stitch weld is just as good as a bead, as long as they overlap (those were quick and not load bearing once welded to the axle) so I just tossed them on knowing their getting ground off anyway.And there is a gusset for the third link. Just waiting to actually finish the rear (lots of gussets, shock mounts, limiter straps, etc) it lays half way down the rear of the axle tube and the front has a curved gusset to clear articulation.

I don't wanna set anything in stone in case I need to modify height the front needs to sit on its weight before I can finish rear. Thanks for constructive criticizm you sometimes loose yourself when you get too deep into a project.
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Old April 27th, 2012, 12:50 PM   #63
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keep up the good work
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Old April 29th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #64
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What a long day of grinding and torching... But found that the frame rails are just as clean as the rear was,and in great shape, undernieth the gallons of oily dirt layered on them.

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Old May 2nd, 2012, 02:19 PM   #65
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Well this is the latest, I was searching eBay, and I was thinking "hey a rear locker would be great..." so I searched and the bid was at 150 bucks, so I bid and was the high bidder...then 10 mins before auction was done, they ended it, so I emailed them and asked why, and the guy said "it's missing the outer halves and the cross pin, I relisted it for parts"

So the bid was for 10 bucks, knowing that a v6 diff has no outer halves and no cross pin,I messaged back saying that Id give him 20 bucks "buy it now"...then he counter offered me at 60 bucks shipped, couldnt deny the awesome deal, so I snagged it...

Got it today, happy for people who don't know what they are doing...
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Old May 4th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #66
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The next big buy...getting closer. Axle is under the truck right now...I'm getting antsy.
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Old May 6th, 2012, 08:34 AM   #67
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Old May 6th, 2012, 11:40 AM   #68
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Thanks...theres lots to come. I have pics of nearly every step.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 08:36 PM   #69
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Post those things up already
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Old May 16th, 2012, 08:44 PM   #70
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It's close....I just need high steer arms and a couple brackets...
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Old May 16th, 2012, 10:42 PM   #71
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Then the Gf's mazdaspeed protege needed a throw out bearing...so since the toyota was resting peacefully in the garage, we did it in the driveway under piperkd's canopy he brought over.



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Old May 19th, 2012, 07:39 PM   #73
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Just picked up some 38x15.50-15 swamper ssr's today... Pics don't do justice, they have a solid .50" inch tread depth on them, .65" was new so I couldn't pass up the deal...just need to mount them on some rims and get my trac bar on and springs in...gettin close!!
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Old May 19th, 2012, 07:52 PM   #74
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Just picked up some 38x15.50-15 swamper ssr's today... Pics don't do justice, they have a solid .50" inch tread depth on them, .65" was new so I couldn't pass up the deal...just need to mount them on some rims and get my trac bar on and springs in...gettin close!!
damn thats a sick ass Yota! keep it up!
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Old May 19th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #75
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(mr.green)So you are calling CC a liar?? Not a nice way to treat your bitch.
tube bending and gear installs pm me for info! gears installed for $150 and up per axle.
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Old May 19th, 2012, 08:47 PM   #76
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Note the work Bench is actually shorter than the tire...I can't put them on there till its out of the garage. It hits the roof!!! Haha
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Old May 20th, 2012, 06:24 AM   #77
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Looks good but I hear parts breaking already :)
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Looks good but I hear parts breaking already :)
Yeah I'm expecting that...hoping the used tg dirty 30's will hold up...no idea how old or how beat up they are, and when I got the axle it was pretty beat up...so we will see...there may be a v8 in the workings, not sure if a 3.0 will spin those 38's...
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Old May 20th, 2012, 07:31 PM   #79
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I have no issue spinning my 38"sx's with my 22re...got 529 gears and a single 4.7 case....i can easily spin all 4 tires in the first 3 gears.
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I mounted 2 tires today...what a difference! The truck is absolutely massive...I love the stance and I ordered 2" spacers for the rear and I already have 2.5" spacers up front...
Best part is 4bangler came and bought my 2) 34x9.50x15's...which gave me the extra $ for my hi-steer and my front springs came in today...I was having a sh*t day at work and my weekend which left me stranded out on a back road with piperkd and another buddy and had to walk to get gas while completely hammered...so long story short, my weekend blew a$$ and today has started to get better...but it's fkn Monday, nothing good comes from a Monday.

Pics in a few I'm bored sitting at independance tire while theyr mounting my tires.
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