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Just did one today. I'll post the pictures after I take them.
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Update Time!
Finally took the day Saturday and made a new transmission crossmember that would allow for my drive shaft to droop without having clearance issues. Bent a piece of 6"x3/8" plate and then bolted to to a bracket I welded to the frame. I Also raised the transmission another 3/4" or so for just a little better front drive line angle





I will say, there's a pretty big flaw in this design. It doesn't allow enough room to let the linkage for the manual transfer case to engage fully. Once I go to put the shaft back on after I get it lengthened, I'll have to cut a notch to allow for it to move.

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Progress on the truck has been slow with my daughter being here now. It's crazy to think she's 4 months old already. Finally got the MOOG offset ball joints in. It wasn't far enough out for me to warrant rotating the knuckles for 4degrees. Taking it in for hopefully the final alignment on Tuesday. Also working on final prep for Dwntyme show in Vero Beach again.



Then here's a sneak peak at the newest addition to the driveway.

It was time for the wife to get a new car and we finally decided on something we both liked. Got her a 2017.5 Nissan Rogue. Dealer paid off her POS Edge and we drove away in this. Its pretty loaded with the tech package, navigation, and heated leather seats. Biggest thing I love is that it gets 30+ MPG highway, when the Edge only ever got about 23.
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I guess its about time I let everyone know about the big change that just recently happened. I know I said I would probably never do it, but I did.
The topper is currently off the truck. I got a steal on an aluminum roll up cover that i have kinda always wanted. Just thought I would try it on for a bit. And I have to admit, I am in love with the truck all over again.






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I never cared for bed toppers, so this is an improvement in my eyes! Now, you should go for the LOWERED look! LOL
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Topper is life!
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Truk lewks gud!

If you ever change your mind and want to put the topper back on, I know a guy who might want it.
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Will do Justin!
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Hey, Dewey
I've been looking over your build thread and I probably missed it, but what front leaf springs are you using? I've been working on researching Solid axle swaps using 78-79 ford bronco axles and most people who end up using bronco axles end up using coil springs. But honestly Id rather using leaf Springs. Thx man
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They're rancho 44044 springs. Used for a grand wagoneer front iirc
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So far I've got a little over 300 miles on the new clutch. Happy with it. Also went up to tampa yesterday for a meet.
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One of these days I'm going to take off and get down there to a meet.
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the ranger next to yours in the last pic looks like a toy by comparison!
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We'd welcome you down Justin!

The only reason I parked in the spot I did was because of how small it was. Truck has a built LS motor in it too. So that makes up for the size.
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Truck looks good man. I need to get moving on mine
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Thanks Sam, how's school?
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Thanks Sam, how's school?
Just gotta finish writing my thesis for my masters and then I'm done! I'll probably defend my research in November
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Nice. Good luck!
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Eww gross, E4.

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One of these days I'm going to take off and get down there to a meet.
You have plenty of time to plan, there's only maybe two meets a year at this point. lol.
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Dewey,
How's the Pioneer Stereo working out ?
I want to go Pioneer, Bluetooth, Apps and Backup Camera, but have been reading some poor reviews.

Thanks for any comments, Truck is looking good, a little too high for an old guy like me but looking good !
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This is actually the second time this single din had been in my truck. It's doing pretty good. My dad has one of the newer ones with GPS and a DVD player and he loves his too.
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This is actually the second time this single din had been in my truck. It's doing pretty good. My dad has one of the newer ones with GPS and a DVD player and he loves his too.
Thanks for the input !
I am thinking one of the newer Apps / GPS Radios w/Rear View Camera too, but the bad reviews were killing me because I have always been a Pioneer Guy.
I wanted to bring the little Truck's Audio up to date !

Trucks looking good.

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How's the Pioneer Stereo working out ?
I want to go Pioneer, Bluetooth, Apps and Backup Camera, but have been reading some poor reviews.

Thanks for any comments, Truck is looking good, a little too high for an old guy like me but looking good !
For what it's worth, I've been very happy with my Pioneer AVH-X5700BHS double din. It has all the features you're wanting.
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I'm needing to replace my dash tablet here pretty soon. The screen has delaminated from the device 3 times already and it's coming off again to make number 4
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