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New. Its physically bigger than the old one, only difference b/t the 2 I was told by him.
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I know about redneck ram. I can get a PSC ram for 185. Get hoses made at napa, and i'm set, redneck ram is kind of $$$. But they make good stuff.

Got my superior shafts today. Here's some pics...

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looks good jey! are you going with a c-clip eliminator?
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Nope, heard bad things about them. And don't feel like welding an adaptor at the end of my housing for it. I'd have to get different shafts, that were 70$$ more a peice anyways. Then I'd have to order the same shafts which are $$ to have spares. So naw, not gonna mess with it yet. If it keeps breaking, i'll put a 60 in it or somethin.
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Gettin my rotors redrilled to 6 lug on monday. Tomorrow I will be getting the hardware to bolt my steering on. Getting my hoses for power steering, and making my steering shaft.

So if tomorrow goes well, I will have functional power-steering.

As soon as my rotors get re-drilled and I find some 3.5" u-bolts and spring plates that fit, My rear axle will be on the truck, and it will be sitting on its own weight, with a driveshaft (if it's long enough).
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Jey what are you doing with your old bed..or are you choppin it all up...

cuz i might be intrested in buyin it from you cuz i want a full size bed...

you can get some pics of it...dont you have the fenders all cut out in the inside

thanks brah
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Seriously evan, do you smoke crack?

I said I was cutting my bed and dovetailing it...

So no i'm not selling it, brah lol.


Got my power steering hoses made today. Box is mounted. Steering is mounted. But since I don't have my assist ram, I have to cap the two ports coming out of the box, and the caps don't seal...so I gotta wait till tomorrow if they are open or next week to get new caps, or wait till PSC's rams arn't on damn backorder.
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How much longer is your steering shaft and front driveshaft over stock?

I imagine the rear driveshaft will be long enough, just need to upgrade U-Joints on my rig, since I'm keeping the 8.8 for now.
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Don't have the driveshaft hooked up yet, I still have the stock shaft for now. I won't be able to hook it up until i modify my tranny crossmember. But the stock shaft is kind of long for a solid axle, but I have mine pushed forward about 3" so I might work.

The stock steering shaft, fully extended is 20.5", and it needs to be 21" to reach the box. Haven't made the shaft yet, I will tomorrow if it's not raining. So it will be about 21" when it's said and done.
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But the stock shaft is kind of long for a solid axle, but I have mine pushed forward about 3" so I might work.
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You mean the front shaft, right? I figured it would need to be longer, not shorter.
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Ya the front. The pinion on the 44 is alot longer than the d35 IFS.
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Ya the front. The pinion on the 44 is alot longer than the d35 IFS.
All right, thanks Jey. I'm making a parts list so I can get my swap under way, and this is one of my main concerns.
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Seriously evan, do you smoke crack?

I said I was cutting my bed and dovetailing it...

So no i'm not selling it, brah lol.
lol i knew you were doin soemthin to the bed but didnt know if you were startin from scratch or what..oh well it was an idea..another Evan idea SHOT down lol...

later Brah..i like that word
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are you bobbing it too?

your truck should look about like this:

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hmm?
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do you understand a dovetail? if so it means that ANY extra is cut off....

its gonna be sick. I wont dovetail mine, but something bed wise WILL be modified. Its almost NECESSARY....
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That looks about right there christian. If it doesn't rain today, i'm going to make my steering shaft.

My power steering works, and my pump isn't shot like i thought it was (well i'm not turning the tires yet lol). But those damn caps leak, so I'm not going to turn it will the tires on, on the ground. Don't feel like cleaning all that PS fluid off my bling *** paint on my axle lol.

When i get the caps that seal, and my steering shaft made, the only thing i need for the front is shocks and brake lines....

The rear I still need u-bolts and spring plates that'll fit the 3.25" tubes. The brake line on the axle, extended flexible line from the frame, and shocks...

I'm actually going to drive it without shocks on up to the local Coke bottling plant (friends dad runs it) and he's going to man a fork-lift for some poser flex's so i can see how much travel I need my shocks to have.

I guess I could take some pics of the steering all hooked up, if ya'll want to see them.
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have you re bent the lines that were attatched to the sub frame yet??

also, be careful shockless. your gonna bounce around like a **** and the smallest bump will scare the **** outta ya...
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take pics of everything!!!

there is going to be one major project thread created after this monstrosity is done...

are you shortening your frame at all, in the rear?

do you need more r-f stickers haha
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If ya got some more, send 'em my way.

LOTS OF PICS. My power steering is hooked up, and fully functional. If i had brake lines and shocks, the front would be complete (minus hydro-assist, ram is backordered).

Pressure and return lines...

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Steering box in place...

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Steering shaft, completed.

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Steering box with shaft attached.

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Drag link and box installed...

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It's running, and these are shots of it right after i turned the wheel.

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Pitman arm is one spline off, thats why i have less steering turning right, if it rains tomorrow I get work off and i'll rent a pitman arm puller and fix it.
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is it just me or is your axle moving at full lock...


looking friggin GREAT though!
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na its the camber thats throwing you off, the stuffs leaning and looks like its moved.. its not just you...



looks fawking bad ***.. get that **** plumbed up front and then on the double get the reaer done...
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Ya it looks like its moving gil. At full lock the caster makes it look like it's moving. The inside tire, cuz of the caster, is pushing down, therefore pushing that side of the tube upwards, making it "look" like its moving around.

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Ya it looks like its moving gil. At full lock the camber makes it look like it's moving. The inside tire, cuz of the camber, is pushing down, therefore pushing that side of the tube upwards, making it "look" like its moving around.

yah man.. i could have said that.. but since it was gill i thought ehh why waste the post using words he cant figure out...
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Got bored and had extra paint. It needed to be changed anyways, didn't match my seat covers.

EDIT: To give you an idea of how tall this thing is, the 2nd pic, I am standing up outside the truck and the camera is at eye level with me...I'm 5'11"

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