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The front is staying leafs, it keeps the front really stable on and off the trail (coils i'd need a sway-bar of some sort). The one-link will only be on the rear. I'll use stock zj rear coils and depending on how much balance of articulation I have front to rear i'll get stiff/soft shocks accordingly.

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In 1-2 months, I'm repainting the whole thing (minus the bed obviously). I'm going to paint it ________ because it's an obnoxious color and I like obnoxious (everyone from the GA meet can comment on my orange shoes lol).

4-link front (keep one link rear)
Rockwells.
Coilovers.
302 stroker.
Atlas II t-case.
49" Iroks. Because I can.
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The front is staying leafs, it keeps the front really stable on and off the trail (coils i'd need a sway-bar of some sort). The one-link will only be on the rear. I'll use stock zj rear coils and depending on how much balance of articulation I have front to rear i'll get stiff/soft shocks accordingly.

Whats next?
In 1-2 months, I'm repainting the whole thing (minus the bed obviously). I'm going to paint it ________ because it's an obnoxious color and I like obnoxious (everyone from the GA meet can comment on my orange shoes lol).

4-link front (keep one link rear)
Rockwells.
Coilovers.
302 stroker.
Atlas II t-case.
49" Iroks. Because I can.
Is that before or after you win the lottery?
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After seeing your truck in person I can say it is an awesome rig. It sounds like it is just gonna get better. As far as the orange shoes Jey I was diggen em. Of course I like different colors myself so I don't know if I am a very good judge.
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Worked on the rig some today.

Naked.

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My rock garden so far...haha the one I made for my nylint crawler.

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New shocks. 34" rancho's. Full extension.

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full compression.

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Making crossmember/upper shock mount.

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Some plans, heh.

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Bling.

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Holy smokes Jey, that looks kick ***!

Would an 88 front axle for Waggy work?

Brenton

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It's probably vacuum disconnect which is not-preferrable.
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Got the shock mount on, shocks on, threw the bed back on and drove it. Hell does it drive alot better now. Doesn't bottom out on compression either, I though it might still running the leafs. When I link it I'll put the shocks on the bottom of the sway bar mounts but I'd have to make a spacer of sorts to keep the shock body from hitting the mount.

Welding.

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High lift maxed out and tires still on the ground.

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Tight fit, but I don't have to cut.

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Nothing special, just showing shock movement.

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This is for whoever said I didn't have long enough brake lines....

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Holy smokes Jey, that looks kick ***!

Would an 88 front axle for Waggy work?

Brenton

Yes, an 88 Front would work... Vacuum Disconnect was only around in 83 and 84 for sure... not sure about 85...

Looks good man! Keep it up!
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Thought it was for yours?
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Making crossmember/upper shock mount.



Some plans, heh.






question Jey..

that gusset lookin thingy is that just for the angle part on the bar..or are those guessets and will add strength for the piece...like on the angle part to kinda like sandwich the bar and weld it solid
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Are you talking about the triangle in the corner? I think that's part of his sketch to make sure he knows where to cut the notches for the crossmember. That's not a gusset, just a right triangle to determine the hypotenuse so he can make the right measurements for his cuts.
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Uh oh, what is that?

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Driveshaft is being shortened, will be done by tuesday so I was told by the driveshaft man.
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lol....sorry, I just love my flairs. Speaking of which are about to be detatched for a long awaited cleaning. The truck is gonna be outta comission for a while, while everything gets cleaned off from the meet.

anyways, back on topic to your rear one link..hows it coming?

Chris
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Not working on the one-link yet. I need some money to buy a 1.25" FK joint with misalignment spacers is ~95$. Then I gotta buy more metal. And coil buckets.

I'll probably wait until I have a fuel cell, I don't really want to mount a stock tank in the bed, seeing as how the bedside supports keep ripping the floor apart.
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cool on the fuel cell, maybe now you can get rid of some of that leaning
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Jey you DA man..

lookin good man..keep it up brah
Evan, I like that...DA man.

Dirt Alliance and DA man. wow.

Did you settle on that 15 gallon from Summit Jey?

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Ya thats the one i'm going to get, dunno when, cuz I'll be relocating in a few months .
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Not working on the one-link yet. I need some money to buy a 1.25" FK joint with misalignment spacers is ~95$. Then I gotta buy more metal. And coil buckets.

I'll probably wait until I have a fuel cell, I don't really want to mount a stock tank in the bed, seeing as how the bedside supports keep ripping the floor apart.

i think a grader ball setup would be stronger and last longer
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Where to Jey?
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Where to Jey?

i think hes got plans for the truck meaning relocating a whole new location for that fuel cell..

if im wrong please correct me..i might know what im talkin bout..i just dont know sometimes
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Wrong evan.

Andrew, after talking to quite a few people from pirate running a one link successfully, even with a jonny joint, I think I'll be fine with a 1 1/4 FK.
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i think hes got plans for the truck meaning relocating a whole new location for that fuel cell..

if im wrong please correct me..i might know what im talkin bout..i just dont know sometimes
I bet he's talking about relocating himself out of GA
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So Jey, let me guess. Your moving to telico? lol

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No, he's moving to Richmond Hill....

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Wrong evan.

Andrew, after talking to quite a few people from pirate running a one link successfully, even with a jonny joint, I think I'll be fine with a 1 1/4 FK.

yea ill run a one link eventually. i picked up my 60/70 the other day so when those go in ill do that. but im going to run the leafs 44/9" for while first.
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