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holy ****, steal me a plasma cutter, NOW.
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we got one at work, friend has one, got 2 at my high school..i got connections man..

what you need the plasma for..oh..i bed cuttin the bed would of been a tad bit easier :)

all welderin types too MIG, TIG, Stick..i got it all and i can do it all..and METAL METAL METAL :)
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I have an arc and a wirefeed (no real mig, o well) but dude, what would i NOT need the plasma for.
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very true very handy machine.....i think we got a broken one at work that just needs some parts to get it runnin again ill see if i can get it for some side work..and see if i cant get it runnin and go from there...
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Ok big update. Worked on the truck alot today. If I had wheels, I would be driving it around right now. Thats how much I got done.

Ok first i removed and painted the u-bolts, didn't paint them b4 I put them on.

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Then I hooked up my hydro-assist and plumbed it up and got it working.



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Then I hooked up my brakelines. The front 1555's bolted directly to the truck, did not have to drill out the blocks at the calipers the banjo bolts were a direct fit, if anyone wants to know...

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better picture of the rear axle installed on the truck.



Now, this is where i show pictures of how I have my brakelines set-up, since i switch from discs/drums to discs/discs. According to n3elz there is a valve that the rear brakeline goes into and the valve goes into the master cylinder. My 2003 has the 4wheel abs, but it did not have this valve, the hardline went directly to the ABS pump.

So i disconnected the hardline going to the rear axle and re-bent it and connected it directly to the master cylinder.

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Then to plug the open holes left in the ABS pump, i re-bent the small hardline that went from the pump to the master cylinder, to recirc the pump and keep it plugged up.

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Finally, can't really tell in this pic, but the truck is in reverse, letting the ring gear throw some lube up onto the pinion to break the bearings in, its been about 6 months since she has been in gear. I put it in 4-lo and it's gonna crawl pretty good with the 5.13's.

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Tomorrow i'm going to put the bed onto the truck, cut the fenders out more since the dovetail moved the front of the fender real close to the tire. Now I just wait for my beadlocks, then drive it to the shop, get shocks. Figure out my tranny x-member and front driveshaft situation.
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what do you drive, primarily?
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1992 4x4 jeep cherokee.
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waiting on the beadlocks?
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Tomorrow i'm going to put the bed onto the truck, cut the fenders out more since the dovetail moved the front of the fender real close to the tire. Now I just wait for my beadlocks, then drive it to the shop, get shocks. Figure out my tranny x-member and front driveshaft situation.
Yes he is.
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after all this i better see ur truck every other day on the forum with u posting new pics lol kick *** man guess now we can do the total builkd value kinda like monster garage... lol but u didn't have any freebies did you? any way looks killer i hope u never sell it cause it's a one of a kind
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Ya i had alot of freebies, they just wern't the expensive stuff. for example, banjo bolts, my friend is a manager at an autozone, rear spring plates and hard line. Front waggy springs that i used to set everything up.

I'll have a **** load of pics when i can drive this thing. I hope my wheels get here this coming week. Did ya read that karpe? lol
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looks flipping great man.....hey when should i send these bolts....your missing one in the bed and the two very front ones
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Looks amazing!! It's gonna be awesome! You planning on going to netune popcorn??

aka: lbl meet
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Looks amazing!! It's gonna be awesome! You planning on going to netune popcorn??

aka: lbl meet
What is the lbl meet??? netune popcorn wtf?
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The uh... National meet... LBL... Neptune Popcorn...
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Today I made the support braces for the shackle hangers and welded them on, they arn't gonna move now. I also botled the bed back on and threw the only mounted tire I have now onto the rear axle to see what kind of clearance i'd have and where it would sit at ride height.

Shackle hangers. Passenger side.

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Drivers.

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Bed on with tire on the axle.

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'Bout 2" of clearance b/t tire and fender.

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Clearance woohoo!

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woohoo jey

you think 2" of clearance will be enough?
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Dunno, it will move to the rear some under compression, and of course downtravel i don't have any problems.

Thanks bill.
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is there no way to get the bed closer to the cab>
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Its not as far away as it looks, since the bedsides are angled in torward the center. there is about 1-1.25" b/t the cab and bed. Looks fine to me.
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Ha well it sure is a pain in the *** to keep them from rusting, I WRAP my rotors everynight with a towel or dropcloth or something of the sort, but they still rust. If theres a will theres a way i guess.

Well I installed my axle vent-hoses today. Woohoo. Sorry no pics of that, i know ya'll wanted to see but...lol.
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Ha well it sure is a pain in the *** to keep them from rusting, I WRAP my rotors everynight with a towel or dropcloth or something of the sort, but they still rust. If theres a will theres a way i guess.

i got a friend that is makin a pro mod S-10 drag truck and he coats his bare metal in WD40...

no rusts anymore

its a southern thingy..humidty..even with only like 50% it rusts...

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ya my dad mentioned that yesterday, i'm gonna do it tonight b4 i go to sleep.
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well i just ordered....a Milemarker SE9500 winch. 4wheelparts has a sale that ends tonight at midnight, my winch was 549$, after the sale and MM discount it was 435 SHIPPED. UPS ground is FREE. So if you want a winch for dirt cheap, ORDER ONE NOW.

And i got a MM cuz i've heard good things about them, they're very cheap, and the same weight rated winches by warn (~900$) arn't any significantly faster at similar loads than MM.



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dang awsome price...

you gunna do a big bumper up front..or how you mountin
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Naw no bumper, just some plate for it to mount to. Gonna wait till i get it to figure out home i'm going to mount it. Prolly gonna tie into the crossmember i welded on thats between the spring hangers.
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