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Old 04-16-2008
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Looks good man, improvement for sure.
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whats wrong with my 100 dollar winter wheels zach lol

and yes i cut the front U bolts off.
haha i was gona say dude, cause those were gona make a real nice rake in the mud lol. or get railed by somthn

it would come out looking like swamp thing.
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SHOCKING NEWS!

got some super duty shock mounts today.

had to mod them a lil

plus we spray bombed everything

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had to drill a top/third hole in the brackets after cutting them down.

next used some 1.5"x4" steel and made some spacer/mount brackets then welded them to the frame.

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finished product
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cheap curb flex
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tomorrow or saturday i hope i can get a drag link then let daniel loose with the truck!
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another note.
these hydro shocks suck!
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Wow, those mounts are awesome... I'm getting some ideas for mine! Thanks guys!...

Truck looks good!
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Nice work.. it's definitely gettin' there!
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the shocks mounts are cheap!

just 23 bucks each new from ford, of course i get a 25% discount.

however the nuts are 3 bucks each! and you have to buy a bag of 4!

BTW DAYMN look at that weld!
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Not bad man!

I'd actually probably cut the other end of the tube off (just where it rounds into the backside) and weld the nuts in place that way I could weld that plate on and then just run the bolts in and now have to have a wrench inside the tube to tighten it down.. just what I would do though :-D
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uh i think i understand you.

thats what i did. i used a wrench to hold the nut on the backside of the 1.5"x4" tube.

most of this stuff it crap i have laying around. nuts and bolts are not a problem lol
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did anyone also notice that the headlights are clear now.

they were starting to look ****ty so i did some polishing.
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I guess you can polish a turd daniel!
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I guess you can polish a turd daniel!
yes you can!

got the front frame braced yesterday. all he needs now is a drag link.
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Ya know..

Thats the same truck that was messed-up in a wreck not 2 years ago.. Talk about a resurrection!

Its amazing what a father/son combo can do! If only more folks did thinks like this.

Kudos!
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I guess you can polish a turd daniel!
haha thanks.

its getting painted soon, so it will look even better!
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Ya know..

Thats the same truck that was messed-up in a wreck not 2 years ago.. Talk about a resurrection!

Its amazing what a father/son combo can do! If only more folks did thinks like this.

Kudos!
haha yeah, its the same truck!
i think you seen it before it was wrecked once at the bbq meet.

thanks D.!



on another note, i picked up an ARE tonneau cover for $75 last night.
it needs some work but it will be fine when im done with it.

the shell is fine, i just need to get some struts and fix the frame.
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Ya know..

Thats the same truck that was messed-up in a wreck not 2 years ago.. Talk about a resurrection!

Its amazing what a father/son combo can do! If only more folks did thinks like this.

Kudos!
heres what it looked like when i bought it for daniel 3 years ago.

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so heres the steering as of tonight

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lookin good guys
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the jeep pitman arm didnt pull up as tight as the ranger arm to the steering box.

used red loc-tite and sent it home with my matco TNT gun. it should be good.

a plus the arm i got today was a 2 inch drop unit for a yj.
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wow i just read the whole thing for the first time and im very impressed... i think i might go with leafs and a similar setup to yours when i do mine
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wow i just read the whole thing for the first time and im very impressed... i think i might go with leafs and a similar setup to yours when i do mine
lol, its very bumpy, almost like riding on a tractor.
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Yah, but it's a truck! I sure you hope you didn't buy it for the ride, then SAS it and want it to ride better! haha
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Yah, but it's a truck! I sure you hope you didn't buy it for the ride, then SAS it and want it to ride better! haha
haha true.

i think i have whiplash from the roads around here.
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Man I have to see this build is freakin awesome, great job guys!
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lol, its very bumpy, almost like riding on a tractor.
not a biggie since its not a DD anymore
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