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Zach, be a picture ***** today. C'mon. What bumper(s) did you go with? Chrome or painted?

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new body parts..cool

im on my way to search for some u-bolts, ill let you no what i find

ok cool!
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Damn, where've I been for the last four days?? Sh1tty deal. Been there done that. Just not with as nice a truck. Best of luck in the rebuild. Glad to hear that you're takin care of her no matter what!
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Sweet, I think that will look best!
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Sweet, I think that will look best!

it should.
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Damn Zach, I gotta ask....it seems you have nothing but time and a money tree in your backyard. I'm lucky to get in one mod a week and your rebuilding your whole truck in a weeks time.

What'd you do, call in and tell them your baby is sick?
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What'd you do, call in and tell them your baby is sick?
he wouldn't be lying, if i had that truck it would be my baby too.
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Damn Zach, I gotta ask....it seems you have nothing but time and a money tree in your backyard. I'm lucky to get in one mod a week and your rebuilding your whole truck in a weeks time.

What'd you do, call in and tell them your baby is sick?

hey send me som seeds to that moneytree....wouldnt mind getting some mods done to my truck.

lets see some pics soon zach. hope everything is goin well dude!
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Hey Zach, been following this everyday but I just havent known what to say!

Im glad to hear things are coming together now, sounds like you got alot of work ahead of you still, but I was just wondering, its a pretty stupid question I know but have you had the frame checked yet? realising you cant really move it, but I was just curious, or will this be done after you got the back end put back together and you can drive it again?

Best of luck with the rebuild bro! Im going to keep watching your progress, and yea, lets see those parts! hehe
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Hey Zach, been following this everyday but I just havent known what to say!

Im glad to hear things are coming together now, sounds like you got alot of work ahead of you still, but I was just wondering, its a pretty stupid question I know but have you had the frame checked yet? realising you cant really move it, but I was just curious, or will this be done after you got the back end put back together and you can drive it again?

Best of luck with the rebuild bro! Im going to keep watching your progress, and yea, lets see those parts! hehe
he cat really drive it to get it checked....so no, he hasnt.
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The stock springs in my oppinion are not really all that strong. The Checvy ones should have been stronger. But since they are alot bigger, they are weaker in certain spots. So like he said... Stuff Happens.

I am really sorry though!
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The stock springs in my oppinion are not really all that strong. The Checvy ones should have been stronger. But since they are alot bigger, they are weaker in certain spots. So like he said... Stuff Happens.

I am really sorry though!
ya, i am most confident that that would have happened to any stock spring tho.
Tractions bars are a pretty good thing if you are planing on off-roading.
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Damn Zach, I gotta ask....it seems you have nothing but time and a money tree in your backyard. I'm lucky to get in one mod a week and your rebuilding your whole truck in a weeks time.

What'd you do, call in and tell them your baby is sick?
ha, sounds like a plan (the money tree thing)

But IIRC, he works pretty hard and rakes in the money.

Thats what I do...work hard...spend harder.

If you work 40 hrs a week...you still have 40 more to work on your truck and plenty of time to sleep.

Remember, sleep is for the weak!!!
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ha, sounds like a plan (the money tree thing)

But IIRC, he works pretty hard and rakes in the money.

Thats what I do...work hard...spend harder.

If you work 40 hrs a week...you still have 40 more to work on your truck and plenty of time to sleep.

Remember, sleep is for the weak!!!

haha nice way to put it
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Damn Zach, I gotta ask....it seems you have nothing but time and a money tree in your backyard. I'm lucky to get in one mod a week and your rebuilding your whole truck in a weeks time.

What'd you do, call in and tell them your baby is sick?
Zach is like everyone elese. You me, or anyone elese on this site. He has a good job, but uses his money wisely. And it is easier to save money while living at home. I am getting "smart" and saving my $, and it is paying off for me....
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zach weres some updated pics..
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zach weres some updated pics..

amen to that. lets see whats goin on when ya get around to it!
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evan frame is still bent, you can see it. its just how bad. it dont look that bad but idk.

as far as the bed, im going to try and beat the **** out of the one i got to make it work. if it wont work, its off to find another flareside bed.
beard if it comes to that remeber i know of one sitting just collecting dust....
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beard if it comes to that remeber i know of one sitting just collecting dust....
If it were a fleetside i'd be all over that and just give zach b. my flareside.
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Zach B. , Watch when you go to ' stiffen ' the frame or cross brace it. Teh frame presently is rivited and allows a LOT of flex. if you DO cross-brace, your going to wan't to gusset everything.

I learned the hard way :(
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If it were a fleetside i'd be all over that and just give zach b. my flareside.
its not its a mint edge flareside...
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Damn Zach, I gotta ask....it seems you have nothing but time and a money tree in your backyard. I'm lucky to get in one mod a week and your rebuilding your whole truck in a weeks time.

What'd you do, call in and tell them your baby is sick?
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


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Hey Zach, been following this everyday but I just havent known what to say!

Im glad to hear things are coming together now, sounds like you got alot of work ahead of you still, but I was just wondering, its a pretty stupid question I know but have you had the frame checked yet? realising you cant really move it, but I was just curious, or will this be done after you got the back end put back together and you can drive it again?

Best of luck with the rebuild bro! Im going to keep watching your progress, and yea, lets see those parts! hehe

the frame hasnt been checked but it has been beat and bent for the spring hangers to mount flush. we are starting to think it really isnt bent that bad.


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beard if it comes to that remeber i know of one sitting just collecting dust....

dont worry i havnt forgot.


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Zach B. , Whatch when you go to ' stiffen ' the frame or cross brace it. Teh frame presently is rivited and allows a LOT of flex. if you DO cross-brace, your going to wan't to gusset everything.

I learned the hard way :(
D.

thanks for the tip D. right now we are just working on getting it together, once it is the frame will get checked/straitened then we will work on supporting it.

thanks for the comments and kind words, hopefully it will be rolling agian soon

ok i got some stuff done last night but when i was done i was so tired i barley made it in the house. lol

i have my axle all cleaned/flushed
new spring hangers on
new springs on

then i power washed the crap out of it for 2-3 hours. and sand is still falling out! lol


ever seen a truck drag frame on 35s? lol



here are the new springs mounted up, these are alot stonger!

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ok that pic looks goofy and those new springs look pretty tough... are they brand new or used?
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