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Old 09-24-2010
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Before and after sandblasting the front axles

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Old 10-02-2010
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Axles Painted

got all my axles blasted and painted

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those axles look great after paint... now get them under the truck
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Old 10-03-2010
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Ya i am working on it. Waiting to get the frame blasted and painted. The place i am doing it at has been really busy so they havent been able to do it. but hopefully some time in the next two weeks.
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Old 10-11-2010
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Frame is Painted!

Finally got the frame blasted and painted. i will get better pictures next weekend.

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And my new coils
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Old 10-11-2010
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nice dude looks great
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Old 10-11-2010
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Thanks Man!
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Old 10-11-2010
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This is going to be a fantastic build!
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Old 11-01-2010
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I got some 63 in. Chevy leaf springs and got them blasted. i will be getting them painted soon. other then that i havent been able to do too much besides cleaning transmission and transfer case parts. i have just about all that painted and almost together.

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Old 11-01-2010
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I had gotten a NP435 transmission rebuild kit and had taken my transmission all apart. i managed to keep everything in the right order except one piece. Can anyone please tell me what this is and where is goes. all the diagrams i find on the internet dont have good enough pictures and i dont know the name of the part. so if you can tell me what it is or where it goes that would be great. Thanks!

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looking good! nice progress. and dont worry about the pics. the more the better!
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Transmission and transfer case pretty much put all back together.

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Anything as of yet?

Can't wait to see this thing done.
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Old 11-28-2010
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im looking forward to seeing this one completed
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Sorry guys i havent gotten a whole lot done. I have had to wait on getting parts that i need to continue the rebuild. What i have gotten done is my leaf spring painted and put back together. Also i have my front leaf hanger repositions and all bolted up. I am currently waiting on my leaf spring bushings so i can put the leaf springs on. Once i get these on i need to measure the correct distance for where the leaf springs sit on the axle and then cut them off and re-weld them with the correct distance. Once i get those welded back on i will be sending them off to get them rebuilt with new seals and bearings and the correct spacers for the different gears i will be putting in them. I am also trying to get tubing to extend my radius arms and get some plate cut out to strengthen them up. Once again sorry the process is so slow. I wish i could get it done faster.

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I was thinking i might buy a new cab if i find a good deal for one. Will an extended cab fit on a regular cab frame?
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you'd have to cut into the floor of the extended cab. there is a raised portion of the frame for the bed and you have to compensate for that. it happens closer to the front of the frame on a reg cab since they are shorter.
i've seen it done in another thread (maybe from another site) so i can't give a link to it.sorry i forget where i saw it. i do remember seeing pics of that guy cutting the floor out at the rear of the cab.
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you'd have to cut into the floor of the extended cab. there is a raised portion of the frame for the bed and you have to compensate for that. it happens closer to the front of the frame on a reg cab since they are shorter.
i've seen it done in another thread (maybe from another site) so i can't give a link to it.sorry i forget where i saw it. i do remember seeing pics of that guy cutting the floor out at the rear of the cab.
Alright, it sounds like i will stick with my regular cab. Thanks for the info.
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I finally got to do some more work on my truck this weekend. sorry its been so long since my last update. Here's what i have gotten done. Friday i got to go and beef up my radius arms. I designed some plates that would fit with profile of the arm and extend back and tie into the extensions.

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Friday night i rebuilt my rear brakes for my ford 9 in. and then Saturday morning i was able to put my extended shackles on to complete my 64 in. leaf spring shackle flip. Also i was able to measure the correct distance between the leaf springs in order to relocate the leaf spring mounting pads on my axle.

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If you happen to see something wrong with this setup please inform me. Thanks.
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Looks so good!
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plz tell me you are using all grade 8 hardware on your suspension parts
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plz tell me you are using all grade 8 hardware on your suspension parts
Well the bolt are the original so i dont know if they were grade 8 or not. and the nuts i bought are grade 8 so i beleive its all good.
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This weekend i got my axle leaf spring mounts moved in to the correct width along with getting my radius arms blasted so they should be painted this next week. I also got some pictures taken of my bumper which is now painted and a few tires i picked up.

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If you cant tell... I cant afford to buy new tires... these will do for now
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