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ok here is some more!

got my expo 8.8 with LS
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building rear leafs... I used both a ranger and expo pack to build these. they should work decent until I get the rear linked
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i do you know what gear ratio you are using from the expo? and why not 63" chevys. there still cheap and woulda gave you a bit better of ride and travel. also what shox?
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then on to the cage... all 1.75" .120" Plymouth tube DOM

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front half coming together
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windsheild ^
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roof coming together
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B-pillars in
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subframe and A-pillar tie ins to the frame
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dash back in (pain in the ***)
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i do you know what gear ratio you are using from the expo? and why not 63" chevys. there still cheap and woulda gave you a bit better of ride and travel. also what shox?
the rear end has 3.73's stock which will soon be pulled in favor of some 4.56 and c-clip eliminators. Didnt want to wast the money on 64's and having them re-arched and all that when it will be linked soon. I am picking up a set of 2.5"x16" Radflo coil-overs that I will run in the rear with no springs till the links are done then I will add coils
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looks like a nicely built cage to be running the stock dash, you have measuring and cutting and more measuring and more cutting patience then most on this board haha
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looks like a nicely built cage to be running the stock dash, you have measuring and cutting and more measuring and more cutting patience then most on this board haha
haha ya fitting the dash was NO FUN for sure! took about 2 days worth of measure, cut , measure and cut again etc.
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damn i wish i had some coin so you could build me a bumper. you guys are knockin this one outta the park!
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this is a sick build for sure man
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thanks again guys! I will try and get some more pics up here in a few hours!
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Awesome stuff man. Cool to see the cage coming together. Keep up the good work man.
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Are you planning on chopping the top of the roof off to fully weld those joints?
Cage is looking very sweet i like it any pics of how the rear parts of the cage will tie into the frame?
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Great work!
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thanks guys... yes I will be chopping the roof off to weld the cage 360* and I dont have any pics of the bedcage yet because I havent built one yet. I am still in the design process of the bedcage and trying to figure out how I want everything.
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What model bender and notcher are you using?
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What model bender and notcher are you using?
I use a jd2 model 3 bender with hydraulics and as of now just a cheap notcher... Works pretty good but I am soon going with the jd2 notchmaster.
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Nice those are what i had planned to buy in about a month here they look like they doing a pretty nice job.
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Yep the benders work great.. If you don't have experience bending tube be prepared to waste lots is alll I can really say. Hoping to pick up a 4.0l and a c4 in the next couple weeks and get this beast goin
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Nice work! coming together great
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Amazing work. Cant wait for the finished product. You better get some wicked go-pro vids. lol
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thanks guys and I will get some good vids for sure! pulled it out this weekend and cleaned it up...
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subscribed! if only i had the tools, and knowledge
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looks sick what size tires are those??
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Yep the benders work great.. If you don't have experience bending tube be prepared to waste lots is alll I can really say. Hoping to pick up a 4.0l and a c4 in the next couple weeks and get this beast goin
Oh i plan on it haha about how much tube have you used for just the interior cage?
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thanks guys... the tires are new toyo mt's 33x12.5x15 and there is 80-100ft of DOM so far in the cab cage. there will be a couple more bars before it is done and race legal.
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