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Those are all the pics i have for now. The truck is currently is 3 hours from here at a buddies garage so i wont be able to take any more pics of the links.

The rear have a full bed cage simular to this truck but i will have fender skins on it.



As it sits right now i have a "bent" track bar. The axle tube is tapped and the bolt threaded through a double shear mount welded on the tube and into the tube... if that makes any sense.

My old track bar mount was ontop of the axle truss right above the upper link mount. You can sort of see it in this pic to the right of the pass side spring. This is a great way to do it if you can get everything to clear. I couldnt...



I can get more pics of the new mount but not until next weekend.

ps.... anyone know how i can get this thread moved over to the "build up" forum?
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Looking good, saw your rig in a mag a couple months or so back.

It was actualy in Petersons and Crawl.... Not to brag
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It was actualy in Petersons and Crawl.... Not to brag
Yeah. Saw your rig in Petersen's a couple months back I think. Michigan Mud or something like that.

Truck is looking as bad *** as ever though. Gonna have to check out the build a little bit more once I get home.
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It was actualy in Petersons and Crawl.... Not to brag
yea I saw it in crawl.

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chris, nice truck!

next time you go wheeling let me know. i'm down for good trails anytime!

i live about 10 mins from novi
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wow, nice truck!
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Those are all the pics i have for now. The truck is currently is 3 hours from here at a buddies garage so i wont be able to take any more pics of the links.

The rear have a full bed cage simular to this truck but i will have fender skins on it.



As it sits right now i have a "bent" track bar. The axle tube is tapped and the bolt threaded through a double shear mount welded on the tube and into the tube... if that makes any sense.

My old track bar mount was ontop of the axle truss right above the upper link mount. You can sort of see it in this pic to the right of the pass side spring. This is a great way to do it if you can get everything to clear. I couldnt...



I can get more pics of the new mount but not until next weekend.

ps.... anyone know how i can get this thread moved over to the "build up" forum?
that is perfect i can see it real well! i like how you have/had it setup. did it drive ok with the panhard shorter than the drag link?

I am really interested in your rear setup. I would love to see it when its done if you dont mind. I am not but 3 hours south of you in Fort Wayne, In
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that is perfect i can see it real well! i like how you have/had it setup. did it drive ok with the panhard shorter than the drag link?
Yea it drove fine. I really didnt notice any bump steer to speak of. The biggest prob I had was a lack of sway bars but I daily drove it that way for 2 years.

Your welcome to come take a look at it anytime your in town. Just let me know.

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next time you go wheeling let me know. i'm down for good trails anytime!
You know of any trails around here? I dont, We usualy travel quite a ways when we go... Tellico, the U.P, drummond island, canada ect.

Thanks for the comments guys.
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Yea it drove fine. I really didnt notice any bump steer to speak of. The biggest prob I had was a lack of sway bars but I daily drove it that way for 2 years.

Your welcome to come take a look at it anytime your in town. Just let me know.

sounds good man. I will keep in touch.

I ended up buying Currie Anti-Rocks for my setup. Mine is still drove daily.
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i would come check it out and give you a hand if you needed it, but my truck is lacking a motor right now haha.
when/if i find a d30 and all of the parts i need todo my SAS, i might have you give me a hand or some advice.

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i have seen this thing from the begining,all i can say is one of a kind,it is so rock ready,i do not know what to think,man you have made on incredible truck,i have always looked up to your craftman ship but now it is amazing,when do you plan to go to telico agin,i need to come up there and check out the beast.
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i would come check it out and give you a hand if you needed it, but my truck is lacking a motor right now haha.
when/if i find a d35 and all of the parts i need todo my SAS, i might have you give me a hand or some advice.
You mean D30? There isnt a Solid front axle D35.
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yeah, im retarded haha.
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Killer build dude, top shelf fab work, definitely gonna save this thread for future reference.
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Yeah. Finally looked through the build log. Lookin good Chris. You headed up to the UP for Alumni Weekend for the Wheelers (if they ever decide on a weekend that is)?

By the way, the artwork on the windshield is top notch. Haha....
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Yea im def going to try and make it to the Skanee trip. There are some nasty trails over that way. I think they are aiming at the end of july right now.
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Tellico, yall do travel far. I really don't know what else to say besides the work you've done is incredible, keep it up!
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tellico is only an hour and a half away from my house
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More Progress...































Thats all i got for now. Probably still a couple weekends left but its getting there...

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Nice work Chris. Can you still open the rear doors?
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that.. is amazing.

nice work.
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WOW! Simply Amazing!
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chris, i really like the progress. everything looks great on it.

what are you painting all of this stuff with? it looks good.

are you building anything on the sides of the cab?

did you shorten the bedside?

also last question for now. lol how many feet of tube and what size thickness etc..

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Nice work Chris. Can you still open the rear doors?
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what are you painting all of this stuff with? it looks good.
Its just primered and then spray bombed. Krylon Painters Touch Semi Flat.

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are you building anything on the sides of the cab?
Nope. The cab cage is done. I still wanted the doors to still be functional.

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did you shorten the bedside?
12 inches shorter in the front of the box and 8 inches in the rear.

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also last question for now. lol how many feet of tube and what size thickness etc..
I think its up around 300 feet right now. The Exo is 1.75 OD .125 wall. The frame is 2 OD .125 wall with some 1.5 OD .125 wall.

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wow you really worked that bedside, looks good.

thanks for the info
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