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You are lucky you have that plasma. I'm out with a cut off wheel and a stone wheel...
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Did you end up selling your project Evan?
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P.S. I think I'm the only one following this build now???

lol jk.
I thought you were right until Evan posted. Lol

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You are lucky you have that plasma. I'm out with a cut off wheel and a stone wheel...
that's how I used to be. I finally said, "screw this ****" and hook the frame to the Bobcat and drug it to the body shop. I may have to work outside with the plasma and welder, but at least I am not grinding for 10 hours. Lol
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P.S. I think I'm the only one following this build now???

lol jk.
I'm just lurking
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I'm sure there are a few lurkers. Steeldirigible just comes over and looks at it, so I doubt he checks to see new work. Lol.
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ha yeah i come around.
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I'm sure there are a few lurkers. Steeldirigible just comes over and looks at it, so I doubt he checks to see new work. Lol.
If I lived closer, like in your town or next to it I would be there trying to learn as much as I can.
BUT, seeing MA is a little too far away I am stuck LURKING, although I guess not really saying anything, is that lurking too.

No one around this town is doing anything remotely like what is happening here.

Luck with that crossmember.
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Most people in most towns don't do this either. Lol. Truck just means too much to me. So gotta get it fixed. Then the red truck is getting fixed. Then my hot rod is getting the same treatment this one is getting.
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I also been lurking. It looking good and cant wait to see it done.
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After more cutting of the frame and more mock up, tank is finally in position. You can see how the two frames are different in the mounting of the crossmember.-







Going to have to use something as a filler for the large holes.-
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This whole thread delivers.
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Old 03-13-2012
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Thanks dude
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Keep up the good work man it looks great
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Old 03-14-2012
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Thanks buddy. Heading out there to do some metal work again tonight.
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You lurkers! lol
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Lol.-

Well I worked a little more today. Probably be the last time until next week. I have to work on the Explorer.-

I tacked the gas tank crossmember in, test fit the bed to insure no issues with it being mounted up to high, then pulled everything back off so I can gusset the crossmember and run all my wiring and lines again.-

With the bed on, you can see how much better it looks with the tire centered

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it sure is easier to run all those wires without the bed and cab in the way... sometimes I just want to strip mine so I can run some additional wiring. but im sure that would take a little longer...
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Bed is cake. 6 bolts inside, 2 in the filler neck, and a plug under the tail gate. Cab though.... Not so much. Biggest pain is getting around the fuel tank. When you run your wires, run them down the passenger frame rail. Nothing is over there in the way. Driver has all the crap
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yeah i was down there lookin at it today. it's a bummer cause the batterys on the driver side, but I guess its not THAT big of a deal.
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Old 03-15-2012
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I looked in that truck. The fuse box is in the dash, so I am sure it's a pain in the *** to get out. Which is why I never said anything to ya about it. Be easier to just cut one out of a vehicle in the JY.

Run it along the radiator support or engine crossmember. Instead on 10 feet of cable, get 15. Should be plenty to run back there.
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Old 03-24-2012
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Went to pull a part in Louisville today hoping to grab a core support. That wasn't the case. I did manage to grab an entire dark gray interior from a 2002 and a set of PERFECT leather seats. Also picked up some parts for my cousin and dad. Ended up spending just at 200 bucks for everything including air bags.
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Old 03-26-2012
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Yesterday I cut out all the plates to tie in the new crossmember to the frame, and a mount for the charcoal canister. -This is as far as I got yesterday as I started tinkering with my latest acquirement....-


Picked this up for a good deal, and the bank happily loaned the money, so I couldn't pass it up. Only problem is that it was involved in a wreck Thursday... Which is why I got such a good deal on it. Still has a clean title and bags didn't blow!



The bed needs some work, but the interior is MINT. Tires are brand new, has an intake, mbrp exhaust, and a bully dog. All I every want. 168k on the clock. 7.3/Auto

So I started tearing it apart last night. Hoping to have it road worthy for the Harlan trip.-

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That's a loooong truck haha.
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Lol sooo long. Have fun parking that beast!
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My dad has a 20 ft mowing trailer and this truck is about 2-3 inches longer than it. Lol

It's only a tow rig. I couldn't afford to drive this everyday. It's only for towing and when we need a BFT for something.

I so wish it was a short bed, but can't complain too much. Price was right
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