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lol why dont you waste your time on something productive on the suspension and get that damn thing rolling lmao...
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Man stfu I'm waiting on my rotors (next week) my beadlocks to get made and i'm tryin to figure out wtf i'm gong to do for brake lines...theres nothing I can do to the suspension, nukka.
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Man stfu I'm waiting on my rotors (next week) my beadlocks to get made and i'm tryin to figure out wtf i'm gong to do for brake lines...theres nothing I can do to the suspension, nukka.
so the rear is all the way attached minus said parts?? the dovetail has been cut? the driveshafts have been made? the body lift has been taken off?
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Can I do any of that with it how it is? Immobile with the bed standing up behind it? Nope...

and it's cold as *****.

It's the same green as my axle, no thanks.

EDIT: And i'm not going to attach the rear axle, without having it complete. Whats the point in installing it without shafts, then when I get my shaft and rotors back to pull the cover and install the shafts, rotors pads and calipers underneath the truck when I can wait until this week to fully assemble it on the bench, THEN put it on.

EDIT #2: body lift isn't part of the suspension...
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haha if youre pussin out on the cold now, youre never gonna get that bad boy runnin. suck it up! have you welded on the rear spring perches to the proper pinion angle? how about new shok mounts? figured out a bumpstop setup? and shafts are easy to install.

If it was me ide get the rear setup, slide the shafts in when they come in. BTW I thought you already have the shafts??

Hey, BTW I just purchased some 5.13 moser competition gears for my 9 inch
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Yes perches are welded to right pinion angle. I have the shafts, but the machine shop wanted one to match the bolt pattern to when they drilled the rotors. I'll think about bumpstops when i get it on the forklift and can see what kind of articulation i'm going to get. Same with shocks.

I'm not using the cold as an excuse, it just sucks working in the cold.
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Body lift is more than likely going to my g/f, she's getting a ranger soon...
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For my reference, ya'll can ignore this post

RE-1555. front.

PC-7305. rear.
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two words:

NOTE PAD

do something so that i can discuss it...
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This thread is going to be 50 pages long by the time this fawking truck is done.

Hey gil, I just researched my brakelines.

Discuss...
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ill be done with mine by time that fawking truck is done...

RE SS braided brake lines. sounds good to me!
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Naw, mine will be done here soon enough.

Well i should say usable, it'll never be done.

Next year i'll probably start building some dana 60's to put in it, 4 link w/ coilovers front and rear, and maybe a 5.0.
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Naw, mine will be done here soon enough.

Well i should say usable, it'll never be done.

Next year i'll probably start building some dana 60's to put in it, 4 link w/ coilovers front and rear, and maybe a 5.0.
Well since is the "Solid Axle Swap Progress Thread" it will be "done" all vehicles are never ending projects though, eh?

ill prolly never upgrade to 60s. a built d44 and a built 9 inch should take all the abuse im willing to give...

at least with my engine...
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Tryin to upload some pics, but my damn program isn't loading for some reason...until it does, here's a teaser pic...

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Moved my truck forward...

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Got the bed sittin on some 31" MT/R's...

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Narrowing ~8" on each side...

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Drivers side cut.

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Both sides cut. Inside of bed rail at cab = 54". At tailgate = 37". Narrowed a total of 17" at the tailgate side of the bed.

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Merry christmas, r-f style.

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EDIT: Happy now gil? I did it...
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Coming along nicely
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dang, it's huge.

a cage would definitely be worth while...

i vote exterior rollcage.
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i like the exterior ones too, anything like that in the future?
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Probably going to run an in-the-cab cage. Don't wanna mess with not being able to remove the body etc and trying to paint the cage while its 1" away from the body.
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you going to build some kinda beefy front bumper?

sliders?

rear bumper?
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No front bumper, just winch carrier. Sliders yes. Rear bumper with d-ring's and built-in receiver - yes.

Thanks for all the compliments.
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should at least build in a receiver hitch for the front incase the winch ever locks up on ya ..looks very good i wish it was that easy to bob the *** end of my blazer..anyway props for takeing the time to do it right!
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looks tight Jey...now your gunna have to cut the floor of the bed correct..i think thats gunna get kinda tricky dont yah..

looks very good...sittin tall man...sittin tall
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looks tight Jey...now your gunna have to cut the floor of the bed correct..i think thats gunna get kinda tricky dont yah..

looks very good...sittin tall man...sittin tall
?? I already did, the cutting is done??
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?? I already did, the cutting is done??

i see that you cut the fenders out..now dont you need to pull them in to make the absolute end o it smaller?

or am i totally not thinkin of what your doing?
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