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Old 02-26-2012
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More teardown this weekend. Had to spend time with the Family and take another test, but still able to get farther.-





Everything disconnected and ready to part with its tired and worn out frame.-

then I was able to remove the exhaust, pull the cases and trans, and begin removal of the rock sliders. WHICH WILL BE UP FOR SALE.-


So after another weekend, here is how D sits as of right now. Pretty sad, but once things start going back together, it's going to be nothing but smiles
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You give me the insperation to get up and work on my projects. I'll have to get on that soon. Maybe like a month or so I'll start. :-P

Keep it up busy bee.
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How much for the sliders?
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160 bucks. I can't remember if the metal is .120 or .250 wall DOM. I know they have been slammed on rocks multiple times and don't have any dents in them. They are way stronger than the arms and front bumper
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Not bad if pu still have em in the summer when I have a job I do like em so maybe ill pick em up. That include install haha?

Not gonna lie it would just be for looks... Kinda hate to admit it but hey...

Any idea what they weigh?
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A lot. Lol. Bring your *** out and help work on this thing and it will include install. Lol
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Old 02-28-2012
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Engine is out. Going to pressure wash the frame tomorrow and start moving the parts from the 2wd frame over

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Good work!
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Damn dude...All I can say.
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Last night I wanted to get the frame cleaned up. I only have about an hour after I get off to work on it, so not much has been accomplished.-

I did manage to get the frame down to the body shop where I could pressure wash everything.-

I tried moving the frame around with Lil Red. Yeah... That didn't happen. All I did was spin. So after wasting about 20 minutes, I just went and got SGT Ex and winched the frame around.-


Team work...
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How much property do you own?
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None. That's my dads place. My moms place is where I live. I'm a moocher.

He has 19 acres, she has 11.
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Oh she only has 11. You must feel cramped. lol haha :-P

Digging the explorer in the background.
P.S. You should close red's window so it doesn't get rained in. :-(
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I did. I drive it everyday!


I did get all the wiring out, fuel lines out, tank out, sliders lopped off and old brackets cut off. I'll he out of town this weekend so moving the rear end back will come next weekend. Hoping to get the frame junk finished next weekend so I can put the cab on and start building again
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I was thinking about seeing if you needed any help this weekend but I saw you were gonna be gone. next weekend though I may be able to help, and actually all that next week is spring break for me (not this upcoming week, but the next). So I bet I could make it out sometime.

you been doing most of this on your own?
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Yep. Dad helps when he has time. Like last night he lopped off the arms while I was cutting brackets and the old air tank plates. He is swamped with the body shop, so I really only ask for his help when I need another hand such as removing the body mount bolts.

Anytime you wanna come down and help, I'd sure appreciate it!
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I'd help if you were still out here. lol
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Thanks buddy!
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Frame wire wheeled and all the welds I felt like grinding down are ground down. There are a couple holes I want to weld up before throwing everything back together, but number 1 priority is getting the rear axle centered. After that, I will start with the new fuel and brake lines
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You forgot to tell everyone you have decided to add a rear steer setup.
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News to me! Lol
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Better get on it. ;-)
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As you guys know, I had moved the rear axle forward to try and shorten my wheel base. Well, this caused the rear shackle to be almost 90* which made the truck ride horrible. Not to mention it looked retarded... Example...


I also test fit the bed to make sure I marked my centerline, then centered the rear, and moved the spring hanger. Drilled new holes, and grade 8ed it up.

I welded up all the extra holes in the frame, Then decided to grind down the remainder of the rock sliders all the way. The plasma broke out and I removed all the old brackets and a little more...



After everything was ground smooth, shot some filler primer over the whole frame and painted it semigloss black.
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I began putting the trucks together today, and of course this is where things got fun.-

I removed all the wiring and fuel lines from the 01 frame, and fitted them all to the 94. Next up was the fuel tank and where things went sour.-

The two crossmembers that hold the fuel tank are completely different on the two frames. So I was torn between jerry-rigging it or swapping the 01s over. I chose the later.-

Here you can see the difference in the main crossmember that goes over the back


The front has a riveted bracket on the 94, but bolt on bracket for 01.-


So I broke the plasma back out and started cutting things out. I pulled all the body mounts, the shock towers, and both crossmembers from the 01. Brought the 94 frame down, and cut the riveted bracket and old crossmember out after I removed all the wiring and fuel lines I just put in earlier today.-

So 1 step forward, 2 back. So as of now, the new crossmember is sitting in the frame, waiting to be welded in. Tomorrow will likely be cleaning up from the plasma, and I will weld the new crossmember in likely Wednesday







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P.S. I think I'm the only one following this build now???

lol jk.
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