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Old 05-22-2013
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shortened up the brake lines last night to the proper length. bled them and took my buddy for a drive.

my locker made maybe 3-4 bangs, and is now not unlocking at all... so far, not too impressed! so ill be pulling the diff cover this weekend to see what the F went wrong and why shes jammed.

to do update.
New e-fan install and make shroud
becage build, mount 2.0 shocks and resi's and plate around shocks to have clean "finish"
rear tube bumper finish (still working on the idea for that)
paint bedsides (quoted $400 to do)

my install kit for the axle was ordered wrong, it was for a dana 35. so, im getting a credit back for it, towards my E-fan! cant argue with that, the e-fan will only be like $100 now.

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what a fun day! i got my new e-fan..... AND....










my locker blew up.

---- me right? calling them tomorrow to get a warrantied one i hope. right now i have an open diff...
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sneak peak






kaboom!
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I think something didnt get installed right! Sucks it broke tho!

Did you spin check each wheel side to make sure it was releasing before driving it?
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lincoln locker time?
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gonna try for warranty. it was working just fine till she blew.
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Sounds like me after a bottle of whiskey
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nice vid, I wanted to do something like that for my rebuild. just never got to it, or buying my gopro I wanted.
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buy one then! i love them.


Alright, this weekend was very busy, BUT, i managed to get a solid 10 hours into the bedcage. ----, this thing was a nightmare to make work, and im still not sure how well its gonna do, but its together, and it feels solid.

First up as designing it it and coming up with an idea. i want to add some gussets later down the road, but this should be just fine for the light use it will see this summer.



I did everything by eye and by hand, with a sawzall, angle grinder, zip disc, tape measure and flux core welder. getting some of these copes right was a royal PITA.



watching paint dry.


droop












and it still clears my tonneau cover! woo hoo!
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nice job! for the edges of sheetmetal on the bed where you cut, I use the black door/edge molding they sell at auto parts stores. Has its own adhesive and looks really clean..and no sharp edges!
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Cage looks great. Are the shocks gonna work well that leaned forward?
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from running around town and the back roads, they seem to do awesome! truck feels VERY solid, the cage helped with the chassis flex as well.
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leaning forward some no big deal, but how maxed out are your misalignment spacers with the sideways angle? they don't bind or anything?
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leaning forward some no big deal, but how maxed out are your misalignment spacers with the sideways angle? they don't bind or anything?
i angled shock mount so that its paralel with the shock body at ride height. so no, they dont bind. if they hit the tires, or the bed itself under full bump i dont know yet and wont have time to find out.
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oh ok,didn't know you angled the mounts. should have taken the leafs apart and checked full bump,still could if you have some spare time before you go.
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we might tonight or friday. with rough measurements, the shocks wont be the bump stop so thats good haha.
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haha yeah that's a good thing!
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Paint is still up in the air before SL...

Trackign down a locker in Michigan, that i can pickup on the way to silver lake dunes.

finishing minor stuff up tomorrow, and some time this weekend.

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Hey Nate how far is your fender lip from your inner fender on your front glass
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Hold off on the paint till after. The longer the bedsides have to vent the gases the less likely they are to spider crack everywhere like mine did. Id suggest beatinng on it let the cracks show up then sand/paint. I wish i did

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too late lol.







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