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eventually. its not really needed at the moment though. they are so messed up from the wind on the trailer.
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Hey, just a suggestion but why dont you mount the rad in the back near the gas tank. This way you dont have to worry about squeezing in a big a$$ rad in the engine bay. And also you can run a bit bigger one for better cool. And get a set of electric fans to help out.
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I have been thinking about that for a long time, but its just more money and time, i am pretty sure i can get a decent sized radiator to fit in the front.
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It should not cost that much man. I mean what I would do......just suggestion.take some tubing, you probably have a bunch there already. make a bracket of some kind. and just mount it above and behind the fuel cell. Get 2 Ford Taurus fans hook one up as a puller and the other as a push. and that should be that. Like I said it is just a suggestion.
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...and just to add to that, if you used aluminum tubing from motor to a rear mounted radiator you could get by using a smaller rad or even the stock one Im sure because the water will disapate heat through the tubing to and from the rear.
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That is true to... i did not think of that
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Looking good!

Glad you brought back the stinger!!
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It should not cost that much man. I mean what I would do......just suggestion.take some tubing, you probably have a bunch there already. make a bracket of some kind. and just mount it above and behind the fuel cell. Get 2 Ford Taurus fans hook one up as a puller and the other as a push. and that should be that. Like I said it is just a suggestion.
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...and just to add to that, if you used aluminum tubing from motor to a rear mounted radiator you could get by using a smaller rad or even the stock one Im sure because the water will disapate heat through the tubing to and from the rear.
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That is true to... i did not think of that
Let me know how I should go about getting the lines back there though! First off room is limited! Aluminum tubing is not cheap. Then you have to worry about puncturing that tubing when wheeling, you have to worry about flow, too much, not enough, etc. Cooling is an exact science, go read that technical article on Pirate4x4 and I bet you would change your mind! I want in the front quick and simple. I can always move it later.
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Looking good!

Glad you brought back the stinger!!
Always! I had another sitting in the garage for the last bumper but I was waiting to see how the engine stuff went and never bothered mounting it.
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Let me know how I should go about getting the lines back there though! First off room is limited! Aluminum tubing is not cheap. Then you have to worry about puncturing that tubing when wheeling, you have to worry about flow, too much, not enough, etc. Cooling is an exact science, go read that technical article on Pirate4x4 and I bet you would change your mind! I want in the front quick and simple. I can always move it later.
I would leave it in the front for now. I've seen a couple of guys (crawlers and mudders) keeping radiators in the bed. I doubt they did much research, and it's probably not done well

But can you just get more radiator hose to get back there? I don't know if you need anything to help pull it through though.

Just my 2 cents, but I don't have near as much knowledge as you or most people for that matter
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any concern for fornt drive shaft/oil pan clearance? thought it looked kinda close in one pic but wasnt 100% on it
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Zach, the truck looks amazing. You have some real talent and skills for what you do! Just when I think your truck can't get any better, it does! Looks great!
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Let me know how I should go about getting the lines back there though! First off room is limited! Aluminum tubing is not cheap. Then you have to worry about puncturing that tubing when wheeling, you have to worry about flow, too much, not enough, etc. Cooling is an exact science, go read that technical article on Pirate4x4 and I bet you would change your mind! I want in the front quick and simple. I can always move it later.
Thats what changed my mind also on the rear mount radiatior then you need a high flow pump and bla bla bla along with it. If i can fit a huge rad in my truck you should be able to.
Where you getting you D-shafts from? I really like my tom woods shaft very nice piece.
If you think about it next time you take pics can you get a few pics of your upper link mount.
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any concern for fornt drive shaft/oil pan clearance? thought it looked kinda close in one pic but wasnt 100% on it


It does look close but I think it will clear. Hard to say at this point.
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Zach, the truck looks amazing. You have some real talent and skills for what you do! Just when I think your truck can't get any better, it does! Looks great!
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Thats what changed my mind also on the rear mount radiatior then you need a high flow pump and bla bla bla along with it. If i can fit a huge rad in my truck you should be able to.
Where you getting you D-shafts from? I really like my tom woods shaft very nice piece.
If you think about it next time you take pics can you get a few pics of your upper link mount.
I dont really need a big one. I think a 26x17x3 will do just fine actually.

I am not sure on the driveshafts. High Angle maybe? Or I might just have them done locally. I really have not looked into it.
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Ya i think youd be fine with that size radiator mine has never gotten over 190 which is good. Ya high angle is real good to.
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Ya i think youd be fine with that size radiator mine has never gotten over 190 which is good. Ya high angle is real good to.
How much was your tom woods driveshaft? The rear one I assume?
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For a 1 ton 1350 shaft with 1 ton cv good to 35* angle with 205 t-case adaptor it was like $550 to my door worth every penny to ive never looked back and said man i wish i hadent bought that like i have other stuff.
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Those should get the job done.
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Nice progress Zack! Its getn there, you got time
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Test fit my gauges tonight

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I had to order tips for my plasma and I should get new gas for the welder but I think I have a bit more left. I may do some metal work tomorrow or Friday. I had to take a break from it.
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Sheet metal work SUCKS. I hate doin it.
But the trucks lookin good
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yes sheet metal is the worst. I really like working with tube, but there is sheet metal in the way every time!
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