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well there it is, hot off the digi cam. Yeah only one arm is painted and its not bolted up all the way OR at ride height..but that is a triangulated 4 link rear.

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You doin the front too jonathan?

Naw man I hate paypal, they fawked me over big time once. Why do you ask?
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aw too bad... I was gunna donate some money! haha
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dude the truck is sweeeeeeeeeeeet
i've been kicken the idea around for a while to do mine i got 79 d44hp in the garage for about a year still haven't done anything
one thing though why did you detroit the rear and spool the front isn;t that kind of backwards i mean won't it be tough to steer in 4wd especially crawlin
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He's got hydro assist so it will be fine, I wouldnt run a in the front spool with assist though
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Sweet setup, is that custom made? or did you buy it from somewhere?
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My design and jey did most of the welding
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How do you determine the lengths you need?
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Figuring out how much room you have, how long you want them, available mounting surfaces.
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So it's pretty much trial and error
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That and researching other people's past set-ups on the same vehicle.
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Started sheet-metal'n the bed today.

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looks good Jey..

what kind of metal..looks like some like 18 gauge Galvanize or 20 gauge...
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20 gauge. zinc.
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well galvanize is steel coated in Zinc so it wont rust..

when you weld it..does it leave a white dust lookin stuff around..
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yup
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get that bed rhinolined...
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before u put the sheet metal there u had holes right?
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there was no inner bed sides at all. I thought it looked sweet
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^^ yea.. woulda roostered mud like a ****..lol...look'n good jey, good idea startn the sheetmetal... and yea once done add a nice layer of bedliner
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I'm glad your fillen the holes in, it's kind of a waste of a bed otherwise

I also think its kind of funny cuz I asked you a while ago if you were gonna fill em in and you yelled at me lol
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It was probably right after someone asked about the god damn mother ****ing foglight.

After I get the bedsides welded up and a spare tire carrier made/mounted I'm doin a roll-on liner.
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i don't really like the roll-ons...
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Hey if ya wanna pay ~400 for a spray for me in I won't complain.
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There won't be much space for any hauling stuff back there with the spare, the coil-over hoops, hi-lift, beer cooler, and portable water bed.
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