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haha yeah time and money and real life getn in the way sucks!

but I did pick up a new chunk of metal for the truck! its a 9.75 out of a 2003 f-150 that was in a bagged show truck with 6k on it. need to get calipers and discs but no biggie. Now I can have a much better stance,I had to after I saw yer truck matt I have a **** load of bag/link brackets to cut off but maybe I can re-use them on the mazda someday heh

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nice axle..
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Nice!

What gears are in it?
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just stock, I believe anyways. I was hoping for the luck of a locker and some steeper gears since being a show truck but its open that I can tell from the outside and i'll fine out the gears tomorrow. But I had already planned on getting 4.88's anyways. and i'll need to do a locker as well.
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nice. looking good with that axle. and i dunno but ive always thought your truck would look alot more sexy with the dwb than a sas..
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haha yeah time and money and real life getn in the way sucks!

but I did pick up a new chunk of metal for the truck! its a 9.75 out of a 2003 f-150 that was in a bagged show truck with 6k on it. need to get calipers and discs but no biggie. Now I can have a much better stance,I had to after I saw yer truck matt I have a **** load of bag/link brackets to cut off but maybe I can re-use them on the mazda someday heh

Cool! That should work out well for you. Let me know if you have any questions as you get into the swap.
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yeah for sure, i'll have to do the 5x4.5 change on the shafts but that shouldnt be too bad. then I'll hopfully be getting the giant 64 kit to throw on it too.
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got started tearing apart the truck and getting ready for the goods. No going back now, trashed the springs and hangars and my rear axle was sold Saturday. So now I got the motivation I guess heh. I started kinda late in the day yesterday but got a decent amount done before dark. I did manage to sell the bed cover,bed mat,tailgate,stock bumper and the rear axle which will pay for all my glass I need and then some. So I should be getting headers to put on too before I get rid of the body lift,since its real easy to do right now.

Next up is to go pick up some tube and plate and get going on remaking some of the crossmembers and plating some of the frame. Then I gotta get the axle under in and start fabn up the bedcage etc. I have to order a 1-3/4 die set though cause I dont want to make it out of 1-1/2 tube.

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need to get some taller stands or safe blocks of some sort so I can start tearing out the front suspension out
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someone wanted a pic of how my frame looked for mounting the bumper.
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why I never really want to hit mud again. you rattle this **** out of all the nooks and crannies when yer hammering. Probably like 7 year old mud heh,truck is losing more weigh as I hammer its great.
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all the take-offs..tryn to sell as much as I can. front bumper is sold the rest is up for grabs.
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I want those fender badges. Looks good so far. Good luck on it all.
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awsome man, im excited to see what you do with it. now go get to work!
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im excited to see what you do with it. now go get to work!
yeah dude me too cause umm, I really am not 100% sure yet and I have like a month before the dunes haha
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holy hell why cant i find a deal like that on tires!
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did a little more work today

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just got one side done
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finally get to so goodbye to this crap forever!
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got the axles out ready to get them machined to 5x4.5. they are pretty beef for a c-clip shaft
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and you aint getn **** done unless you throw a 7" disc on a 4" grinder lol..
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wow! thqats a lot for 1 day work! nice. the easy parts done now haha good luck and keep posting that many pics!
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ahhh been there so many times in my truck tear downs...

looks good Andy!
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Nice progress!

Everybody keeps tearing their cv's up.
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looks good! so have your ordered the kit?
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Looks good andy! That's alot of work before the dunes!
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Looking sweet.
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got the axles out ready to get them machined to 5x4.5. they are pretty beef for a c-clip shaft
Looking good! Those axles are 34 spline. As I recall, the c-clip appears to be 1/4" plate.
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looks good! so have your ordered the kit?
I was waitn on some money that was coming in. So this Friday or Monday or Tuesday next week. I might be cutn it close to get all before the dunes. Ill have the dbr and giant kit on but maybe no glass and minimal bedcage
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Looks good andy! That's alot of work before the dunes!
yeah no kidn, but no matter what ill be going truck or no truck. at worst ill roll in a dune buggy couple hours for 2 days maybe. But that **** ain't cheap
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Nice progress!

Everybody keeps tearing their cv's up.
I have a spare used set if you are looking for some spares. PM me if you are interested.
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A minor recommedation: weld in some weldable washers on the lower a-arm mounts. This will help to combat the mount holes from becoming sloppy. Also, consider installing some upper a-arm gussets. Camburg sells a set that are fairly cheap. I wish that I had thought to add the upper gussets before I had installed the DBR kit.
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A minor recommedation: weld in some weldable washers on the lower a-arm mounts. This will help to combat the mount holes from becoming sloppy. Also, consider installing some upper a-arm gussets. Camburg sells a set that are fairly cheap. I wish that I had thought to add the upper gussets before I had installed the DBR kit.
I've done both of those with my truck and completely agree. Very much worth it to do it now while it's apart.
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