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Old 09-25-2008
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just hit it with a hammer, make sure you don't hit the knuckle.
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Okay i think ill heat it up with a torch i already beat the crap out of it with a big hammer. Just wanted to make sure that they werent threaded in or somthing stupid.
Will these TRE's fit on ford 3/4 ton knuckles or do you have to ream the holes? http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/..._113-1338.html
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Just a teaser
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Okay i think ill heat it up with a torch i already beat the crap out of it with a big hammer. Just wanted to make sure that they werent threaded in or somthing stupid.
Will these TRE's fit on ford 3/4 ton knuckles or do you have to ream the holes? http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/..._113-1338.html

They'll fit under the knuckle just fine, but if you want to flip the tie-rod over the knuckle you'll need to ream.
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The steering arm on the knuckle can be pounded off with a hammer, but it'll probably put up a good fight.
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Okay thanks ya i already figured that stuff out but thanks for the reply.
Heres some teasers.
Heres the progress pics of yesterday.
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More progress if anyone wants to see.
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The steering is just to turn it around outside.
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looks pretty good.

whats your caster with those arms like that? i hope atleast 5 or 6 degrees
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Zabeard, what's the best way to check caster for a good angle other than an alignment shop... even a 4wd shop can't tell me how to get a realiable measurement without puttin it on a rack...

also get some pics of your trac bar set up please! i'm in need of redoing mine!
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Great progress. That thing is gonna be beast!!
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Zabeard, what's the best way to check caster for a good angle other than an alignment shop... even a 4wd shop can't tell me how to get a realiable measurement without puttin it on a rack...

also get some pics of your trac bar set up please! i'm in need of redoing mine!
stick an angle finder on the flat part of the C where the upper balljoint nut is. its accurate enough.

I put mine within 6-7 and on the rack it measured out to 6.xxx

Make sure its on its wheels and tires though.
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maybe i'm slow or stooooopid, but there isn't any flat area to where i can put an angle finder on the C... maybe 1/4" of material then toward the diff side it slopes downward.... would on the balljoint nut/stud work?
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it probably would if you can get it to seat ok.

i have to hold it on the flat edge by the nut. sometimes i read it off the highsteer arm
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Ill try to get ahold of an angle finder and see what its gonna be i think that i might have to make some radius arm drop brackets. Shocks and heims for steering should be here by the end of the week zach do you have any pics of you steering stabalizer setup?
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An update
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Whoa. That thing is sick. Build me one now lol. I really like that rack. Is that an airtank up there for the horns?
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you need a track bar. lol those coils are doin funky things, but i love how it turned out..

Congrats on all the hard work.



and is it just me or did it say "Fragile" on the box with the coils? a coil is something I wouldn't really consider "fragile"
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Whoa. That thing is sick. Build me one now lol. I really like that rack. Is that an airtank up there for the horns?
Yes sir
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you need a track bar. lol those coils are doin funky things, but i love how it turned out..

Congrats on all the hard work.



and is it just me or did it say "Fragile" on the box with the coils? a coil is something I wouldn't really consider "fragile"
What do you mean i need a track bar i got one and its all mounted up and yes you are right on the fragile thing.
Well im not using the 60 cause i would have to buy 300 dolar shafts but i just got a free sterling 10.25.
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trucks looking good, but the springs look kinda scary IMO. and your in need of a idler and track bar.

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trucks looking good, but the springs look kinda scary IMO. and your in need of a idler and track bar.


Uhm.. no. Please explain how he would use an idler arm, your illustration is for independent suspension.
Track bar yes
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My B on the illustation its what i found with a quick Google search, I see my mistake on the idler arm also, but the steering seems off to me with the lack of a good hardy track bar. and toe adjustment.
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the steering looks fine to me, its far better than mine.

He said he has a track bar. but I'm with Motorcraft, why are your coils doin funky things?
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Good to see a bunch of folks working together on a project! Keep at it Rob!
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Looks good but defiantly need some bigger meats and those coils do look a little scary!!
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