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sterlingfire January 3rd, 2017 01:39 PM


Originally Posted by JohnnyJ (Post 6099698)
Ok, found the thread on pirate from the original build. Chopperman built it with 6" of lift compared to stock. Somewhere in there he said you might be able to get away with 4" if you made some other compromises. Either way, super clean execution.

I'll say, it's a nice clean build. 6" is actually pretty low if you can get 37-40" tires under it. That's where mine is 6.5" over stock, stuffs 40's like no other at that height. I have some changes coming for mine. I'll try to update my thread when it finally happens, maybe by mid summer I'll be working on it lol.

Keep at it siettas, if you take your time and build it with a keen eye on things, you'll have a bitchin' rig. I'd like to wheel with you some day after it's done!

siettas81 January 4th, 2017 05:28 AM

last night cleaned up axle and cut truss up to fit axle good and ground on frame and got her ready for plating in, also couple more goodies came in the mail, new header gaskets and ARP bolts to fix the lovely ls manifold exhaust leaks.


siettas81 January 6th, 2017 05:30 AM

koochman450r January 6th, 2017 12:38 PM

looking good

whiterhino January 6th, 2017 01:09 PM

Nice build.

siettas81 January 9th, 2017 05:40 AM

picked up some 14 inch travel coil overs, wanted 16inch but couldn't pass the price

siettas81 January 9th, 2017 01:30 PM

kinda building truck like this nut different haha

siettas81 January 10th, 2017 06:02 AM

cut out all 6 peaces for plating in the frame last night with the hand held plasma cutter. still need to hit them with the grinder before welding them into place

sterlingfire January 10th, 2017 10:01 PM

I'd cut holes in them and do rosettes in there too. Right through the middle about 2 inches apart is what i did mine.

siettas81 January 11th, 2017 05:26 AM

yeah to give it more strength ?

i probably should, but it isn't really flat behind the plates

koochman450r January 11th, 2017 07:52 AM

So the plate is held on better. Just welding the edges leaves lots of possibilities for problems. By making holes you essentially weld the center of the plate to frame as well. They don't have to be centered. Just put them in areas that you can weld to frame. More weld surface=stronger build.

siettas81 January 11th, 2017 08:18 AM

yeah for sure i plan to do something like that. the pic of the plates clamped to frame is just the start to my mock up.

ranger is sweet man, my roomate is building a prerunner in my garage right now, should be on the sand this year

koochman450r January 11th, 2017 09:18 AM

Cool. I actually need to change that. I sold that thing. Bought a s10 blazer on 3/4 ton axles with a 5.3 ls in it. I bought it from @BLZR

siettas81 January 11th, 2017 09:20 AM

oh nice any pics ?

sterlingfire January 21st, 2017 07:00 PM

And then?

siettas81 January 23rd, 2017 05:48 AM

sterlingfire January 23rd, 2017 06:37 AM

Did you do rosettes?

Erdoke January 23rd, 2017 07:36 AM

Nice build so far!!!

siettas81 January 23rd, 2017 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by sterlingfire (Post 6126793)
Did you do rosettes?

no i dont think i need them

siettas81 January 23rd, 2017 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by Erdoke (Post 6126841)
Nice build so far!!!

thank you

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