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*drool*

well i just spent the last hour re-reading the whole thread(i was 10 pages behind). and jey... you have one hell of a talent. props to you.

your truck is gonna be freakin awesome. i am having trouble typing cause ive been drooling for the last hour, and my keyboard is all wet.lol

*drool*

you dont have to answer, but do you have a rough estimate on the total cost of this project?
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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?
He cut the bedsides around the wheel wells, pulled the bedsides in at the back, i guess tacked the bedsides into place, cut off the extra, and then welded the bedsides for strength. Am I close?
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3grand around there... hes said it a few times i believe..


dude thats pretty awsome, i like the dovetail... i thought it would be a bit more drastic but that looks like it should do just fine.. may i assume that this will be a trail ****? is it going to be even close to street legal?


you wont put a 5.0 in there... your too scared...
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He cut the bedsides around the wheel wells, pulled the bedsides in at the back, i guess tacked the bedsides into place, cut off the extra, and then welded the bedsides for strength. Am I close?
yeah thats waht im askin like cuttin off the extra..howd you figure out all that..cuz its a one shot deal...
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Yall are way over thinking this. All i did was cut a straight line from the rear of the bedside to right behind the cab, but I didn't cut it all the way off. Then i measured 8" in from the outside and cut straight back to that corner behind the cab. So i cut out a triangle. Then I moved the bedsides (at the tail-lights) in, torwards the bed-floor. I'm borrowing a MIG soon so I can weld the bedsides back on.

Zach thanks for all the compliments. I think I am at around 3 grand or something like that.

Kurt, in about a year, maybe 2, it will have dana 60's and a 5.0. After I get it driveable and how I want it for now, i'll probably buy the dana 60's and start building them.
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just a quick question were you gonna wheel this? you could come up to telico or uwharrie they both have an awsome rock garden... we could even make a meet out of it... and is it gonna be street legal or just a trail ****
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Am I going to wheel this?

Hang on, I have to convince myself someone actually asked me that question. Lol man seriously come on. 1000$+ on the front axle alone for a street queen?

I've been to tellico, and I'm going back when its "done".

Its a street legal trail ****.

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just a quick question were you gonna wheel this? you could come up to telico or uwharrie they both have an awsome rock garden... we could even make a meet out of it... and is it gonna be street legal or just a trail ****
you can't have a street legal truck that you wheel? where's that option?

what about it keeps it from being street legal?

you can't have a lifted truck in GA?

he hasn't really done anything, yet, to make it illegal...

maybe the height of his lights.

if he drops a 5.0 in, he will probably not meet emissions/or whatever standards, as his 5.0 will not be newer than his truck(assuming that is a law in ga)
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It's Ga, 12 packs could make my 5.0 emissions do miraculous things.

We have slack *** laws, nothing on my truck makes it "illegal" except the debatable beadlock issue, which there actually isn't a law on. We have daily driven trucks with 20"+ lift and 44" tires, I think my height will be just fine .
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well i never said that dog, do not put words on my keyboard... i was just wondering i know the lights are too high. but you know just wondering if hes just gonna use it to wheel..

dont mess with me Dingo! :)
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Kurt, the lights arn't "too high". The legal law in georgia is you cannot lower or lift a vehicle 2" over stock. Measured at the frame. But...that obviously is not an enforced law.
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cool.... answer my damn question please i beg you, were you gonna wheel it what you gonna wheel? rocks mud ext. and is it gonna be primarily for wheeling or a dd too.. please i beg you...

damn 2 inches sucks lol we can do 5 or 6 up here
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yes he's gonna wheel it yes its his dd
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he's got narrow wheels for how tall it is. He's gonna be crawling rocks. You want wide wheels and tires for mud so you don't sink in as much.

And Jey, you said what I was trying to say about the dovetail. Just couldn't put it in the right words
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shes gonna sling mud eather way lol that dove tail is great for getting a truck dirty lol :)
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dude i think it would be an honor to get like cops out to measure my truck..and then be like nanny nanny boo boo when i dont get a ticket :)
Seen it happen.. quite a bit around here actually! We have laws as to where the bumpers must be.. they must be X" off the ground, or something like that. I used to run w/ guys w/ lifted trucks back in HS and several of them were harrased all the time by our local cops. Tickets were handed out, trucks were towed and impounded, and eventually, licenses were suspended! Of course these guys were usually doing other, not-so legal things at the time too. Wheeling under power lines (private property) was a biggie. I imagine if you keep to yourself you can probably get away w/ a lot.
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yes he's gonna wheel it yes its his dd

of course hes gonna wheel it, i know that already or why the heck would he be building it up so much.. and i want to know where he plans on it...
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lol I missunderstood an "OR" for an "AND" if that makes sense. but it def is gonna be a daily driver he siad that a while back
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Tellico, River rock, gray rock, Wheelin' in the Country (the name of a place in TN) etc...

Rocks...No mud, unless its unavoidable.

Tomorrow, I am picking up my re-drilled rotors AND my PSC assist ram, with tabs to mount it to. I will assemble the axle, and have the hydro assist functional this weekend.

Friday, I am picking up my rubber brake lines and u-bolts from local autoparts store (employee has the u-bolts...freebie!). The hard brake line and spring plates were also a freebie.

So this weekend my agenda will be as follows.

Assemble rear axle. Mount rear axle on truck.
Have custom rear brake line made (local shop does it).
Hook up rear brake lines.
Hook up rear driveshaft.
Weld tabs on front diff cover and tie-rod for hydro assist.
Measure and have hydro assist lines made at local shop.
Hook up and install fluid back into power-steering box.
Rent pitman arm puller and move pitman arm over 1 spline (dur!)

Hopefully my beadlocks will be here this week or early next week. My RE 28" SS brake lines will also be here next week. If i finish all of the above this weekend, mount my tires and have them balanced and get my front brake lines hooked up...

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...it will be driveable...
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yeah boye... heck yeah, have you heard of crackers neck? i hear its a great rock garden but its mostly used for buggys
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When will it be driveable? Well i'm trying not to rush so i don't fawk something up, but i'm shooting before christmas. Hopefully the bed will be finished by then also.

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what did u get done today jey?
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Today I picked up my hydro assist ram, heim ends, and tabs.

I welded the tabs to mount the ram onto the tie-rod. There's not enough room to have the other end of the ram mounted onto the diff cover, or the ram would extend into the leaf spring. So I'm mounting it on top of the diff. But I don't have any more nickel rod, so i'm getting some tomorrow and welding the tabs onto the diff. Then measure and get the lines made which won't take long and then i'll have working hydro assist.

I also took of my diff cover to clean all the rust off and painted it black. I got some pics but i'll upload them later.
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jey did u deside to def. take the body lift off?
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Naw i'm going to leave it for now. I'm probably going to cut it down to 2" if I don't take it off eventually.
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