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Old June 23rd, 2018, 04:39 PM   #341
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Old June 24th, 2018, 01:11 PM   #342
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Axle rough placement. This is approx 4" above planned ride height. I'm happy with where the diff is side to side. Still lots of packaging to do, but I think it'll a good path to get to the front carrier bearing.



Looking at Jesse's build, his front axle is about 3" to the front of the chassis than where I randomly slid it in. With that,I think I may slide the drivetrain forward about an inch. That gives a little more room around the torque converter, and a little more room under the seat.

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Old June 25th, 2018, 06:55 AM   #343
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Old July 12th, 2018, 12:53 PM   #344
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Was on vacation with the family for a week, but got out to the shop on Sunday and move the drivetrain forward 1". Trans mount is pretty much done, now working on engine mounts.

Ordered up 39" Krawlers and KMC Machete beadlocks. Wallet is on fire, but hoping to finish up engine mounts and get going on suspension. Wanted to have tires and wheels here to check for clearances.
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Old July 12th, 2018, 01:09 PM   #345
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Was on vacation with the family for a week, but got out to the shop on Sunday and move the drivetrain forward 1". Trans mount is pretty much done, now working on engine mounts.

Ordered up 39" Krawlers and KMC Machete beadlocks. Wallet is on fire, but hoping to finish up engine mounts and get going on suspension. Wanted to have tires and wheels here to check for clearances.
You still going to run the headers that I saw when I borrowed your trailer?
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Old July 12th, 2018, 01:17 PM   #346
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You "think" you ordered tires. You may have paid for them but I'm not sure they will arrive in your barn.
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Old July 12th, 2018, 01:30 PM   #347
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You "think" you ordered tires. You may have paid for them but I'm not sure they will arrive in your barn.
That's my fear.

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You still going to run the headers that I saw when I borrowed your trailer?
Pretty sure, but I'm going to flip them and run them pointing back. They need a little massaging, but fit pretty well. Will need 90* boots on the plug wires or risk burning them off.
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Old July 13th, 2018, 09:58 PM   #348
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I got the wheels today. I am impressed by their heft.

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Old July 13th, 2018, 10:01 PM   #349
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Those will look really nice with the used stickies you bought.
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Old July 15th, 2018, 12:32 PM   #350
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Those wheels are sexy! I may splurge for some wheels other than black steelies, depends on funds
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Old July 17th, 2018, 09:05 AM   #351
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Coming along! I was going to go KMC to get rid of the Racelines that I hate, but Collin hooked me up with some Dirty Life's. I'm digging them so far.
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Old July 17th, 2018, 11:18 AM   #352
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I want those rims!
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Old July 17th, 2018, 11:19 AM   #353
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Wheels look real good.
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Old July 17th, 2018, 12:11 PM   #354
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I reinstalled wheel studs in a hub I had redrilled for 8x6.5 and checked fitment of a wheel. It slid together nicely. I was 99% there would be no issue, but it's always nice when a plan comes together.

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Yeah, compared to Racelines on the last car, these seem quite a bit beefier. I had looked at Dirty Life's a number of times, but couldn't find anybody with feedback to see how they are.

I went with these since you can get a replacement through Summit in a few days. So if I do destroy one, I knew I could get replacements easily. In the past I've had to jump through hoops to get beadlocks, and I'm sick of that.


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Pretty sure, but I'm going to flip them and run them pointing back. They need a little massaging, but fit pretty well. Will need 90* boots on the plug wires or risk burning them off.
Was over at Hoser's this weekend and saw he's running MSD 90* fittings on his plug. I may steal a plug wire next time I'm over there and verify it will work with my stuff.

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I reinstalled wheel studs in a hub I had redrilled for 8x6.5 and checked fitment of a wheel. It slid together nicely. I was 99% there would be no issue, but it's always nice when a plan comes together.



Yeah, compared to Racelines on the last car, these seem quite a bit beefier. I had looked at Dirty Life's a number of times, but couldn't find anybody with feedback to see how they are.

I went with these since you can get a replacement through Summit in a few days. So if I do destroy one, I knew I could get replacements easily. In the past I've had to jump through hoops to get beadlocks, and I'm sick of that.
Yep, Raceline is HORRIBLE. They give you the run around and burn the clock knowing you likely have a trip and force you to buy another. I've broken 3 or 4 and each time the break has been different, broke in half, flat spotted with a lip crack, still round with a 4-5" crack. They're just JUNK, plain and simple. I couldn't pass the Dirty Life deal up for the price he gave me. I dig the KMC's though, till Dirty Life gets more feedback like you say KMC is the strongest non forged wheel out there IMHO.
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Old July 21st, 2018, 12:12 PM   #356
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Pic of wheel on stock 05 f250 unit bearing and rotor drilled to 8x6.5. Reused Ford wheel studs and GM lug nuts. Impact socket doesn't fit, but chrome socket was fine.

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Old July 21st, 2018, 06:01 PM   #357
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And here's today's project. I want to be able to pull the motor mounts out of the way so it's easier to pull engine, trans, and t-case as one unit. In past builds, the motor mount horns get in the way, so I decided to make them fully removable.

So I sleeved in some 3/4 OD tube so I can run 4 1/2" bolts to mount the horns.

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Old July 21st, 2018, 07:28 PM   #358
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Nice idea. Frame horns always suck.
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Old July 22nd, 2018, 08:23 PM   #359
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Drivetrain is hanging on it's own. Next up front suspension.

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Old July 23rd, 2018, 08:18 AM   #360
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Make those brackets out of angle and let the bracket itself take the weight of the drivetrain instead of the tension of the bolt. My $.02
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