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Damn nice truck hate to see something like that happen thats why I went the opposite way..

and you werent laying frame, just gastank
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lol^^

thanks guys.

had some local friends give me a hand.


it hasnt been to a frame shop yet. maybe this week? idk

D isk about the beds. i havnt decided.
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Already looking better Zach! Many props to ya man!

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Wow, looks great dude, glad to see its all together!!!!!
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dang zach....nice work. looks better than ever. good job!
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thanks mark and jacob. its tleast drivable but its not perfect.
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nah im still working 7-4 everyday, i just get home and dont screw around. then i come in the house around 9-10ish.

back when i first started workin, i wasnt allowed to spend but what i needed just for gas and parts that broke. My mom always said to have some extra money in savings. thank goodness she made me save my money back then, otherwise it still be sitting in pieces. i call this an emergency
Good thing for that and your garage. can't wait to have my own garage in the future.

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yes a garage is a must!
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thats not a garage, its a building...ur so lucky
Exp. when you have welders and torches..haha thoes are a must.
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they do make things easier.
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nice work man, you made quick work of that 30 hours heh, i know it felt like forever tho. i need lift bad
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damn zach its looking good.....whats the part number for those springs??????? And did they bolt right up or did you have to fab?
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dude did you cut your cross member in half??????????????
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damn zach its looking good.....whats the part number for those springs??????? And did they bolt right up or did you have to fab?
you have to do the chevy spring swap on the front brackets.

Part number is 13211 Explorer Procomp

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dude did you cut your cross member in half??????????????
i had to to get it straight, i will be bracing it back up in the next month or so.
i had the whole thing red hot then beat it back with a 10 lb sledge hammer. it was the only way.
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have you driven it alittle yet..or did i miss that its non drivo yet.

just wondering if it feels weird at all, like its off a bit. or dog-legs slightly
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i talked to him on the phone the other day..he has drove it and it drives good, no dog leg or anything. He drives it to work now since thats his only car.
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it drives strait that isnt an issue, but what im having trouble with is rear end hop.

i think its my tire that i popped the bead on and then spun the tire. i think it just needs rebalanced. i hope that is all it is.

frame is bent, and i need to decide where to take it to get that fixed. but driving from 40-55 sucks, it just bounces and shakes all over.
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Zach, I had one experience with a frame shop and it wasn't bad at all. They charged $85 to analyze and tell you what needs to be done, then $85 hour to straighten it. Not bad at all considering I had expectations of several hundred thousand dollars for it (exaggeration).

My problem was a bent spindle so I never had to get anything straightened.
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really? that makes me feel better. maybe i just need to go get it checked. im just realy not interested in a huge bill. $$$
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Yeah, go check that out Zach, sounds like a plan to me.
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have you picked up a set of traction bars yet?
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nope. i wont be picking up a set.
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nope. i wont be picking up a set.

no?
you going to make em?
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no?
you going to make em?

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