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Old 12-25-2009
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Old 12-25-2009
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oh yes and as soon as i get the chance im going to the auto parts store and buying a air chisel and going to town on those coil buckets!!!! Then the engine cage gets bolted on and coilovers mounted adjusted and then driving to work!!!
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Old 12-29-2009
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Just got back from getting the coilovers, and engine cage!! Going to start the prep tomorrow!
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Congrats! Sounds like you have a large project ahead of you. You should like the ride of the coil overs.
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Congrats! Sounds like you have a large project ahead of you. You should like the ride of the coil overs.
I actually do i am welding on some plates to the engine cage to make it bolt on and then un riveting the coil buckets and sanding down the frame to bare metal after the engine cage is bolted on im going to weld it on and mount the coilovers then i should be good to go! Ill try to stay updated in here. Hopefully it goes well.
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Good luck. Removing the rear hanger rivets was one of the toughest parts of my axle/rear leaf spring swap. I used an angle grinder to remove the heads and then tried to push them through with a hydraulic hammer/punch (no dice). I then used a long rod as a punch and a sledge hammer. That combo flexed the frame away from the hangers and the hangers fell free. Continuing the same approach on the remaining rivets caused the exposed shaft to mushroom out. So once again I had to attack them with an angle grinder, removing more material until they were flush with the frame. After that, the long rod/sledge hammer finished the work. Each of the rivets went ballistic when the finally broke free. I have read that others have not been that tough, but mine were.
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My rear hanger rivets were so easy lol. The toughest rivet i have ever had to remove was a ball joint rivet on a dodge durango those were stupid.
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Old 01-06-2010
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Coilovers were sent out Monday and im waiting on them to come back but until then i stripped the engine bay clean!!!
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Well just got done ripping out the coils and getting the coil bucket rivets notched out to make it easier on the air hammer. But im off to work pics tonight!!!!
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Picked up my new welder!!!!

Its an old Linde welder. About 30 years old and it still lays down beautiful welds.

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Well i got one of the sides of the engine cage welded on and one coil bucket ripped off didnt have much time before i ran out of light today. Heres some suspension cycling pics.
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I think my truck had to go lol
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Well put down some plates for the tubes to weld to. And just to let you guys know this weld was in the process of being grinded down to be gone over again the end result was much better.
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Heres a pic of the truck at full bump!
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Got the engine cage all welded up and ready for coilovers. The hard part is over now time ot bump and strap it.
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Well the rain is over with for now. Flapper wheeled the rust off today and wd40'ed the bed cage so it won't rust before i can finish building it. Finished up routing the intake to its new home. Battery is being wired up tomorrow. Ill take some pics of the new intake setup and some process of moving the battery to the back of the truck.
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Well the battery move went awesome i had all the right parts and it went together pretty fast. Only thing left to do is cnc cut the battery hold down box at school and weld it all together here are some pics.
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And a action shot of me cutting out the battery tray.
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Got the truck on all fours kinda.
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Love the stance!! Can't wait to see it finished.
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Looks sweet man.
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Yah we are moving right along with everything the only thing left to finish is the bedcage which is like half maybe 40% done. Cutting the shock mounts out tomorrow.

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Truck looks badass man!
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And that black hunk of junk with the pirate flag on it is a 23 gal fuel cell. Gonna wire wheel it and paint it red before plumbing it.
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You need a bender!!
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looks good man. i didnt know you had this thread. you've done a lot of changes since last time i saw your truck. keep it up
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You need a bender!!
wanna buy me one? Its gonna have some bends in it. I know someone willign to let me rent there bender lol.
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Well the truck is on all fours we have the rear shock mounts done i just need to plate them in to strengthen them. Then we need to finish up some of the tubing work on the bedcage but right now it is pretty driveable during the day because of the lack of a license plate light lol. So for the first time in a month and some days i will be driving the truck to work!!!
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Old 02-03-2010
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So here is what the bedcage looks like so far.
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It is coming together quite nicely. Im really pleased with how professional it turned out. Still got to add some support tubes though.
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