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Old May 22nd, 2008, 10:27 AM   #81
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Yeah, the 44 should hold up just fine. It just looks like you run em pretty hard.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #82
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I got the radius arms mounts made- steering mostly doe got to fix one little problem with one of the knuckle. We got the track bar mount mocked up and ran into some problems. The shocks are way too long for the springs that i was going to run temporary.

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Old May 26th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #83
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Looks Good.
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Old May 26th, 2008, 05:20 PM   #84
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its coming together
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Old June 4th, 2008, 09:31 PM   #85
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Well I thrashed for two days trying to get the rig ready for the Spring Fling/OSTC. I got it finished up at 11:30 Friday morning, loaded up and started the 210 mile trip. It made the trip on the highway with no problems.
Heres what we ended up coming up with after alot of headaches.

I ended up having to build extanded radius arms so i could get enough droop.


And heres the track bar mount.

Heres at OSTC playing on the RTI ramp.



The front probly would flex better but the shocks bottom out to soon.
Also a big Thank You to Cheapthrillb2 for helping out big time!!!!!
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Old June 4th, 2008, 10:21 PM   #86
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rig looks good and its got some good flex
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Old June 4th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #87
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i like it. definetly sweet
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Old June 4th, 2008, 11:31 PM   #88
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I was nervous about the radius arm extensions and mounts all weekend. Seemed everything we thought would work, we'd mock up then go to put it on the truck and run into complications. Alot of late nights trying to get it ready for last weekend. Worst part, Thursday nite at about 11:30 we ran out of wire for the welder and had plans of leaving noon fri. But Holshot got up early got the wire and got the rig done and on the road by 1pm.

The truck held up great all weekend with no problems. I couldn't beleive it handled the highway at 65mph so well. The trucks first test drive with the new susp and axle wasn't untill midnight Thurs.

Even got it on the rocks at OSTC Saturday. And made it further up "impossible Hill" with less effort then myself and quite a few others.






But it does make a good parking spot :miff:
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Old June 5th, 2008, 09:06 AM   #89
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Old June 5th, 2008, 10:44 AM   #90
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That upper track bar mount looks kinda scary!!!! Maybe a little more weld around it and a little grinder time to clean it up would make it look less scary. Other than that it looks great and i think you did a nice job.
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the pic shows nothing of what was really done with it. Theirs alot on the backside and underneath, as well as bracing coming off the sides and back up to the frame. that was a 11 at nite, make it through one weekend bracket.
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Wire brush prior to welding does wonders fwiw. Glad Tim made it up and back without issues, guys got balls the size of cantalopes to finish at 11pm then drive 210 miles one way without any other drive time on it, let alone down the highway at 65mph
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Wire brush prior to welding does wonders fwiw. Glad Tim made it up and back without issues, guys got balls the size of cantalopes to finish at 11pm then drive 210 miles one way without any other drive time on it, let alone down the highway at 65mph
yep. exactly what was done, wire wheel in a high reving elec drill to clean the area. Forgetting pic was taken after a weekend of wheeling and after having a p/s line come loose and blast tranny fluid all over that side of the truck. Of course it doesn't "look" clean
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yep. exactly what was done, wire wheel in a high reving elec drill to clean the area. Forgetting pic was taken after a weekend of wheeling and after having a p/s line come loose and blast tranny fluid all over that side of the truck. Of course it doesn't "look" clean
Damn it clean it for the pictures, gotsta sho the bling yo:tonka:
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its a ford not a jeep
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Old June 5th, 2008, 12:42 PM   #96
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its a ford not a jeep
So what's it doing on a trail then?
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Old June 5th, 2008, 01:17 PM   #97
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So what's it doing on a trail then?
jeep recovery vehicle
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Old June 5th, 2008, 04:22 PM   #100
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I was not trying to be a dick, Just looking out for you guys. Im glad you got it going and had fun. I want to have a Cheap Thrills outing at our place some time this summer.
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