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Old 05-07-2010
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Are you going to be notching the frame?
yep just havent got to that point yet lol. Only one of the link brackets is mounted but its just a starting point. 3 more to go!
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great progress!

guess you'll be enjoying the summer in the dunes?
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Oh yes! Im gonna be breaking the new engine in and dialing the new suspension in for next years race season.

Here are some updated shots of the engine progress.

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About a hours worth spent masking the block off in preperation for the paint:
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High gloss black engine enamel:
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Mocking the heads up:
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Paint done now to assemble it:
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Oh and i went over the lines and 3.0 V6 part in black paint. Turned out pretty good:
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Oh and 1.8 roller rockers too!
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better get some better tube work going before race season. so you plan to race it?
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This s gonna be a sweet truck
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better get some better tube work going before race season. so you plan to race it?
Yah we are shooting for next season and maybe some prerunning this season to get a feel for the new suspension and how fast i really can go. Im getting a new front end for it so these next few weeks are gonna be insane for me lol. And its gonna be caged before summer is over.
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Got the engine in and started here are some teaser shots and im uploading the video as we speak so it will be done soon.
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looks good but i just saw end of thread, wondering why you stuck w a 3.slow?
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looks good but i just saw end of thread, wondering why you stuck w a 3.slow?
because i want to make it work and didn't want to deal with all the smog crap of putting a different engine in. Plus my engine in the dirt is no slower than a 4.0 in the dirt.
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Set the truck down on all fours for the first time in months. 4 link cycles good. Pics up later.
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pics up now
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Heres a few pics.

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no workie
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no workie
they are photobucket like everything else on this thread.
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Looks nasty!
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Looks nasty!
Wait till you see the new axle that im getting!
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Just got off the phone with dave. Picking up the axle next friday possibly.
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what axle?
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^x2?
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Been awhile since an update but im gonna be getting the axle soon and getting the money to finish the truck in a few weeks. Hopefully i will have this thing caged and running to go out to the barstow clean up in november!
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Chopped off the old bedcage and started a new one. Heres a teaser shot. This bedcage is gonna be x10000 times better than the hack piece o' crap that was on there.
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you get a bender now or what?
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you get a bender now or what?
Nope this was all done with the harbor frieght kinker lol. I just modified it so it wouldn't kink the tubing.
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