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Old January 9th, 2008, 08:41 AM   #21
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That is looking bad ass. Give me a shout man! For the next 2 weeks I will be sitting around while the GF is in Mexico. Time to wrench, me thinks.

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Thanks bro, we got the B pillar hoop bent up last night in the rain, so much fun... right as we were bending the last little sections, the mount fell off the trailer, so I had to beef it up. Might try and work on it some more tonight, if you're up for it.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 01:20 PM   #22
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Although I would not have welded the bracket to my tire, and I also would have done some things different (I dont like square tube, don't care about any sort of strength issue, I just think round looks nicer) that is going to be pretty sweet when your done.

I ahve always liked the K5's and would have to say yours looks as if it will be pretty sweet.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 04:16 PM   #23
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did you use shock hangers to mount the y-link?
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Old January 10th, 2008, 08:20 AM   #24
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did you use shock hangers to mount the y-link?
No, the lower arms are 2 1/2" square tube, so I used some axle link brackets to mount the upper links to the lowers. The K5 has the tendency to make everything look small, as we're finding out using 1 3/4" tube for the cage. Everything is stout though, I can vouch for that.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 08:22 AM   #25
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Although I would not have welded the bracket to my tire, and I also would have done some things different (I dont like square tube, don't care about any sort of strength issue, I just think round looks nicer) that is going to be pretty sweet when your done.

I ahve always liked the K5's and would have to say yours looks as if it will be pretty sweet.
Thanks, my main reason for the square tube is it's ability to slide across rocks without deforming, plus it has round tube uppers for the best of both worlds.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 09:57 AM   #26
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Thanks, my main reason for the square tube is it's ability to slide across rocks without deforming, plus it has round tube uppers for the best of both worlds.

Right on, K5's rule, any idea what the weight on this pig is gonna be? Keeping them light is tough.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 10:27 AM   #27
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It's going to be tough to keep it light, I'm ditching the doors, fiberglass top, cutting the roof off at the edge of the a-pillar so I can still run a windshield if I want, skinning the hood and front fenders, and running no tailgate and no interior with just bucket seats. The cage will add some back in so figure I'll have about 150 lbs back into it with the cage work.
My guess is it will end up weighing between 4500-5000 still. Hopefully towards the low end of that range. Some people have weighed their K5 at over 6k, but that's all loaded with spares and full interior, etc.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 03:23 PM   #28
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Did you go with the foa's? I am considering them for my build but not sure yet.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 04:20 PM   #29
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Did you go with the foa's? I am considering them for my build but not sure yet.
I was really close but ended up finding a cheaper deal on a set of used Kings. I am impressed with the FOA's though, I spoke with Chris there, and he seems to have a solid understanding of everything. They are even working on a 2.5 bumpstop and bypass shocks that won't cost a grand each. Chris is on www.race-dezert.com forums as MOTOCHRIS and he is good about responding to questions.

Side note too- FOA has the best price on coils for 2.5" CO's, especially the longer ones 16-18"- $75 no matter the length.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 08:37 AM   #30
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1/11/08 - More cage work done, and made it a convertible
Also pics of relocated body mounts











One more A to B pillar bar and we can start the front shock mounts and get this puppy on the ground again.

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Old January 11th, 2008, 12:45 PM   #31
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Old January 11th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #32
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Old January 11th, 2008, 02:35 PM   #33
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I would think that the fiberglass top is still heavy, but don't know.

How heavy is it? any other options? soft top?
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Old January 11th, 2008, 02:52 PM   #34
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I would think that the fiberglass top is still heavy, but don't know.

How heavy is it? any other options? soft top?
Yeah the fiberglass top weighs ~250-300 lbs, I'm not going to run a top at all. I will probably make some sort of canvas or vinyl top to go over the top for those really sunny days. Just something I can snap on/off easily unless I find a heck of a deal on a '73-75 full soft top... that would be ideal. The windshield frame will get tied into the a-pillar to keep it from flopping around.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 05:15 PM   #35
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Update - 1/12/08

more cage work, started the front tube work for the C/O mounts.









passenger side tube is just sitting there, not yet tacked.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #36
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Old January 12th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #37
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Old January 12th, 2008, 09:05 PM   #38
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like the build, good work
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Old January 12th, 2008, 11:46 PM   #39
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Old January 13th, 2008, 12:15 PM   #40
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Are you going to put the roof back on or run without it?
Do you plan an axle upgrade in the future? 10 bolts are weak, especially if you’re planning on jumping the truck.
Are you over on CK5?

Nice looking work, keep the picts coming!
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