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Thanks guys.

So this weekend I finished up the front axle. I am so glad that this truck is almost under its own weight. I am moving back to Ontario at the end of March and I need this thing to be under its own weight, so I can flat bed the it home. But I am one step closer now. The only thing I need to do is build myself a set of mach shocks for the front and place the ar shocks. As well as locate the links both uppers and lower as for the front and back.

But enough babbling for now. On with the pick updates.



Close up of the drivers side.


Driver side front.
I don't have a arch welder so I am going to take the axle to a buddy of mine at work who has one and get him to weld the truss to the pumping for me.


The triangle on the passangers side of the axle is just a grounding location for the welder and will be cut off once I am 100% done


Let me know what you guys think.

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Skills!

Gonna sleeve those holes to keep mud out?
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Skills!

Gonna sleeve those holes to keep mud out?
I was seriously contemplating it but then I thought " hey why don't I have it so the mud and water can drain out :bigthumbup " so I put those half holes on the bottom. I plan on having it sand blasted and powder coated this spring.
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And here is what I ended up fabing for my upper 4 link mounts in the front.







These brackets started there life as upper 3 link mounts from TMR Customs. As with everything on this truck I hevaly mortified them and gusseted them so they would work with my application.

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looks beef, this thing is coming along.
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Thanks Andy, I hit a bit of a rut over the holidays but I am back at it now.
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So work gave me yesterday off so I spent it out in the shed. I ended up building my rear upp shock mounts. I only got a few pics before my phone dropped the ball and died on me. So here they are.


Here's what they started life as. Just plane old 3 inch wide 1/4 flat bar.


And then I bent it up so 6" at each end were at a 50 degrees.


And like I said earlier this is we're the phone died so the pictures ended. But I will post more this afternoon of the finished product. I managed to get one done yesterday.

Let me know what you think.

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Awesome project! Thats the way to go build er up from the ground!!
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So today I got a bunch more hammered out on the build. I managed to finish bothe upper shock mounts for the rear. As well as the passangers side lower link mount. So on to the pics.

Upper shock mounts. I need cut out a chunk of the tubing so the top of the shock can fit in there. But I don't have the right bits for that so it stays the way it is for now.

The reason the tube is a lot longer is so that it can sleeve he stubbing on the chassis aswell it made sure everything stayed allied while welding.


These are made from 1/4 and 3/16 plate. I probably could have Cotten away with 3/16 and 1/8, and dimple die theb1/8 but oh well.

And here is the upper link mount.





Right now it is sitting at a 10 degree offset towards the center but I think that I will have to add maybe another 10:-15 degrees once I get th links made up and hung.

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This thing is going to be a tank!
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This thing is going to be a tank!
That's the plan. Last thing I want to is be driving down the trail in the middle of nowhere and have something I can't fix in the bush break.
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Nice work, HD all the way.

What do you do for a living, Fabrication ?

Good ideas.
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Nice work, HD all the way.

What do you do for a living, Fabrication ?

Good ideas.
Oh god if only I could be a fabricator for a living. No I am in the military until the end of march, then I am moving back to Ontario so I can go to school and get my welding tickets.

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Oh god if only I could be a fabricator for a living. No I am in the military until the end of march, then I am moving back to Ontario so I can go to school and get my welding tickets.

Cheers
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Good to hear you are getting out, going home and good luck on the schooling.
I hope all turns out well for you.
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Good to hear you are getting out, going home and good luck on the schooling.
I hope all turns out well for you.
Thanks man.
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So I managed to hammer threw a bunch of stuff before the crappy weather shut me down. I managed to get the motor mounts done, the engine cradle started, and might still get the axles roughly were I want them under the truck if the weather desides to smarten the F#¥k UP. I litteraly went in the garage and started on the truck this morning and it was kind of some what raining, 4 hrs later I go to emerge from the garage and the truck is covered in about 3 inches of frozen rain and there is a snow drift about 3 feet high in frot of the garage door..... I hate the east coast with every fiber of my being.


Anyway will hopefully post pictures later tonight.


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So here are the pics, I only grabber two because well with the truck in the garage it's packed tighter then sardines. So on with the pictures.

First is the flood.

Hopefully it will be dry in the next few days.

And the start of the cradle/skid plate.

Right now it is just the skid plate frame. The bottom will be plated and dimple died with 1/8 plate as well as the cross piece right under the bushing.
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Back out in the shop again today. Plan off attack for today.... get the axles under the truck links cut.
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dig the cradle/skid, very cool idea.
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dig the cradle/skid, very cool idea.
Thanks man,but due to the four link and the drive shaft i had to remove it. I want to try and keep the cradle idea but it is going to half to wait until i get back to Ontario before i pump new life in to that idea again. I have 2 weeks left and then i am back so my main push is to get this beast under its own weight. I had the last of the Heims come in for the front, so hopefully I can get it done this weekend. and then I can hammer on the back end and a few odds and ends before my move.

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yeah, that's the better idea. get your stuff cycled and then throw it in based on your clearances.
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So I made some more progress today, and I am quiet happy with the way everything turned out. So here is a video of how everything turned out.

Drivers side,



Passanger Side



Head on





And here is a taste of what I am going to be doing with the rear doors as well as the inner panels for the front as well.

Before


After

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awesome!
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Looking good!

What's the plan for headlights?
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