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Old 04-28-2010
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Awesome. I bet that bank card is smoking! lol
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awesome i am so jealous.
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Awesome stuff man. By the way, did you get a bender of your own (saw you mention something about die)?

Anyway, can't wait to see pics. Keep up the good work Andy.
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yeah i cant wait! should be a week or so for the rear and 2-2-1/2 for the front. so hopefully that will give me a week to get it on and comfy and then drive it a little before the dunes trip.

Matt I thought you saw, yeah I got a pro bender 3, air over hydro with a 240* 1-1/2 die. It takes jd2 dies and I guess protools work too.
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check these guys out for your shocks...if it were me id go kings

Downsouth Motorsports - King Shocks - Fox Shocks - Bilstein Shocks
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you done yet? you started before me and i finished first.....fail!

jk. wish i had a bender though....cuz i know itll make ur truck look siiiiick. not that it already isnt though.
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you done yet? you started before me and i finished first.....fail!

jk. wish i had a bender though....cuz i know itll make ur truck look siiiiick. not that it already isnt though.
haha yeah yeah. It'll be right on it once its all here. All I have so far is the gears. I can't wait to start bending some tube. I have a bunch of ideas roll'n in my head. I think I'm going to pick up a 1-3/4 die anyways since I just sold my flareside bed today, woot! So then I can make it the way I want it and not make it out of 1-1/2 and rebuild it later. I also am picking up some 16 saws from a guy on D-R, they are threaded body so maybe I'll use them later if I go links but I doubt I will, so mid summer I'll sel them and pick up the link killer bypasses or similar and throw those in. And tomorrow I'm picking up 4 35" tires on black aluminum rims just like my old ones, for spares. The tread is low but they will sit on the rear for most their life for weight. They are 15" rims so they will only be good for the front if I ever need them, so if I blow a rear It'll be a tire change circus. swapping fronts to rears etc.

Hopefully soon I'll have an actual update thats interesting!
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spent a little time on the frame today. Started to take the Minnesota off the truck, as well as cutting the extra crap I dont want off.

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played around with where I want my spares. I plan on setting them below the frame some kinda like this.
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oh and one cool thing about working at a hearing company. custom ear plugs yeah I laser engraved the darkstar logo in them for ****s
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nice man what are you using to clean the frame with
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those ear plugs are bad ***!
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jajaj looking good.

whats the plans for the bed? cage it no bed? or get a cheap bed and cut it all out to fit ur needs?
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Geez I need to catch up on this thread and see what is going on!

I like the ear plugs though too. lol
A pilot examiner that I use to use had custom earplugs made like that with noise filters to filter out certain harmful frequencies from helicopters, he loves them.
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nice man what are you using to clean the frame with
just a grinding wheel and then a flap disc after
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those ear plugs are bad ***!
yeah they work/fit great since its made for my ear
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jajaj looking good.

whats the plans for the bed? cage it no bed? or get a cheap bed and cut it all out to fit ur needs?
just going tube with bedsides. I wouldnt want to hide all my fresh frame grinding! haha
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Geez I need to catch up on this thread and see what is going on!

I like the ear plugs though too. lol
A pilot examiner that I use to use had custom earplugs made like that with noise filters to filter out certain harmful frequencies from helicopters, he loves them.
yeah we make some really cool ones for shooting with special electronics in them so you can hear voices good but cancels out the bad gunshot frequencies
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I never understood why everyone mounts dual spares like that. I understand the point for actual desert racers who are a hundred miles from a support crew but not for someone just going to tear it up at the dunes. Just a few thoughts, build looks great though.
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Maybe weight in the rear for when it catches air? Also spares for whenever needed....
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yeah its needed for weight, especially when you are running leafs and I dont have a fuel cell so I need a little weight out back for weight in the woops and in the air. I was going to mount them flat but I like them upright for now.
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yeah its needed for weight, especially when you are running leafs and I dont have a fuel cell so I need a little weight out back for weight in the woops and in the air. I was going to mount them flat but I like them upright for now.
leave it upright lol
saves space and doesnt look funny.
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yeah its needed for weight, especially when you are running leafs and I dont have a fuel cell so I need a little weight out back for weight in the woops and in the air. I was going to mount them flat but I like them upright for now.
Oh duh didn't even think about weight, that makes total sense. Learn something new every day!
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Looking good Andy. When are the parts supposed to be arriving?
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Playing the waiting game sucks. The gaint kit comes next week as well as my fiberwerx fenders. The dbr comes in two weeks. I'm waiting on a guy on d-r to figure out a price on shipping some shocks. They are 16" stroke saws with a lower mounted piggyback resi valved for a ranger. So as soon as I get those I can get the tube going.
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Playing the waiting game sucks. The gaint kit comes next week as well as my fiberwerx fenders. The dbr comes in two weeks. I'm waiting on a guy on d-r to figure out a price on shipping some shocks. They are 16" stroke saws with a lower mounted piggyback resi valved for a ranger. So as soon as I get those I can get the tube going.
put your 5.0 in my truck at the dunes please. LOL
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Haha bring the cash and we'll talk
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Just a small update: Got a few things in the last week or so and should be getting the Giant kit by the end of the week and my rear shocks mid next week. I gave Aaron a call at dbr but I had to leave a message and he didnt get back to me today. I was just going to call and check up on how its going and see if he has a better idea on time. And also see what he figured out for shocks.


picked up some 35" spares on aluminum rims for $75 they are buckshots but will work fine sitting on the back of the truck
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Got some tabs,caps and weld washers from Ruff Stuff
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Got my 6" Fiberwerx fenders,one has a chip and bubbles in it and I'm in the process of working something out. either credit towards some rears or some cash back. **** aint cheap to get out this far so I expected flawless fiberglass for $450 but thats just me I guess.

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I'm pray'n all goes well with the DBR and I'm ready for the dunes a week before..if Not Ima kill somethn!
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thats sooo dirty, i agree on the glass, should be perfect . epecially since thats what they do lol they are a custom fiberglass company u know.
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cut the ear off the front, you wont need it, its for a more "factory look" with the factory bumper..there 6" fibers....not gonna look terribly factory as it is lol.


my buddys had a chip in one and a bubble in the other when he got his from fiber werx....there still white and have a ton more chips now, but if you paln on painting them the chip and bubble wont ever be noticed... lil bit of res for the chip and sand the bubble and your golden
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