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Old 02-22-2008
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went with the 7/8 hiems.
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im planning on shaving the 14 bolt but that will come after i get a new diff cover and pinion guard. now i just need u-bolts and spring perches and some shackles. as for the d44 im not too worried about it. my buddy use to have a 89 ranger on 38.5 boggers with a eb 44, stock shafts, welded, and a built 351w. broke one shaft and we beat the hell out of it. if i break a stock shaft ill get chromos or if i find a good deal on a d60 ill run the d44 til i build the 60.

and the wheelbase is coming from seeing all different trucks wheel the trails in my area and seeing how they do. i think ill get into some tight situations with a 128" wb and most of the guys we go out with are at 108-110" and seem to need a little more wb to make it up some of the bigger rocks. i just picked something right in between.
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I've got those 7/8 heims for my pan hard setup. Ballistic has some great products
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got my rear spring hangers welded up and one tacked into place last night. and welded up the tierod.

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stock 79 tie rod vs new tie rod
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nice man! what type of radius arms are those?
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It's the James Duff ones.
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do you think its going to be really unstable with inboarded rear leaf springs?


i am thinking about doing this to my truck, but its still my DD
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i dont think mine will as im fw but i dont know. it might be it might not. if i every finish this pile ill let you know how it is.
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lol alright. im going full width as well.
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any updates?
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not lately ive its been pretty cold around these parts and ive been working nights. its really screwing up my schedule. i got the bed almost done and one of the spring hangers welded in but other than that nothing
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alright, just making sure you are keeping us updated
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got a new project after this weekend.
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rolled twice and landed on its side. only straight panel left is the tail gate. still runs but the clutch is shot and the trannys junk. everything in the big truck is going in this and will be ready for the trails a lot sooner than the other truck would.
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why will it be quicker to put the drive train into this one??? should be fun, just curious though
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because this one runs and all im doing is putting the axles in it. none of the narrowing nose, shorter wb, etc.
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well i figure i should bring this back to the top to show the little progress thats happened to the truck. got the 14 b under the truck on its own weight. ended up doing a cab swap on the rolled truck and kept driving it. other than that ive done absolutly nothing
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well with all this nice weather we've been having in my neck of the woods, i finally got some stuff done on the truck. didnt get any pics yet. got the steering box in and the steering hooked up. cut out some track bar mounts and plated the frame in front of the coil bucket. should have the track bar mount done tomorrow and start building a new tranny cross member. pics tomorrow
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yes pics...
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well got the track bar mount all welded up,the narrowed nose pretty much set and almost finished the new tranny cross member.

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more soon. been working on it all week.
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I love the narrowed front! idk why I just do. its freaking awesome.
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yea i do to. it just looks mean idk why. but i trimmed the rocker panel on the drivers side so my sliders can tuck up higher. and started planning on what im gonna need for metal to build the sliers and full skid plate. i got the idea in my head for both. because the truck is so low and i wheel big rocks im gonna need as much protection as possible. gonna price out a sheet of delron to bolt to the skid plate and the sliders.
next up is finishing the front end. just need carrier bearings for the 44 and i can build it hub to hub.
once the front end is built all i need to get it rolling on its own weight is u bolts for the 14 bolt and a set of wheels.
im hoping to get those soon. im pretty sure once i get the truck off jack stands it will drop 2-3". im all about lcg. low and wide is what im going for.
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hey how are you running 15" wheels on a ford 8 lug front? I didnt think that was possible with those dual piston calipers.
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hey how are you running 15" wheels on a ford 8 lug front? I didnt think that was possible with those dual piston calipers.
grinding and or a weird backspacing.
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i sold the boggers like a year ago. got a used set of 38.5x15.5x16.5 ssr's for now til i get some money for new tires. im not sure what i want to get yet. i might run 38x14 sx's or get a new set of boggers in 16.5. probably gonna run 4" bs wheels which will bring the truck to about 84-85" wide
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that's such an awesome build
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How much did you raise the trans mount? Im building a new crossmember for my truck also, and didnt even think to make it higher.
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