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Old 05-21-2013
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idk about morgan. but im adding front end parts every 6 months, and the abuse it takes throws it off often enough. plus i also like a perfectly level wheel and no pulling.
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I guess I've babied mine, I still treat it like I just got it
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I've had my truck aligned three times in the past year and a half.

Once was the actual alignment. the other two were just a recheck to make sure it was dead on.
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Old 05-22-2013
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idk about morgan. but im adding front end parts every 6 months, and the abuse it takes throws it off often enough. plus i also like a perfectly level wheel and no pulling.
this this all of this. im always taking things apart for changes or swaps.
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Old 06-03-2013
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did the chevy 64s on saturday, took all day, ran into some problems drilling out the rivets. in the end it was all worth it. the truck rides great, havent had a chance to stretch it out yet. ended up with 3 of the half ton chevy leafs and the smallest leaf from my explorer pack. no overload. still have to go back and paint a few things. she sits with a little cali lean now that i took the blocks out.






(new corners)




possibly in the fall ill grab another set of 64s and build them with the ranger and xj leafs ive collected and have them arched a bit with a shackle flip.
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Old 06-04-2013
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got a chance to flex her out last night, a little. i could tell she had so much more but is being limited by my rear shocks. location wasnt great either, sidewalk crawlin outside a buddys house.




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Old 06-10-2013
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lovvvvvit mogan. Any pics of the duallies on with the amber covers
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Old 06-10-2013
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no output pics for those yet. ill try to remember to get a few..

enjoyed a nice day out at the lake yesterday!
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nice! she's looking good!
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Old 07-15-2013
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quick little whoring.. just been driving her mostly. got my brake conversion done, having a few issues with bad pads and might need a new master. but no biggie ill have her sorted out tonight. might even be able to get the parking brake fixed.















mock up






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and here are the final results. the hardest part of this whole thing was getting the drums off.. mainly cutting the backing plate off.




still need to put tabs on the tube to hold the line in one place
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Old 07-25-2013
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finally got around to uploading pics from the race over the weekend in fallon, nv.

cruised out to reno and got a little too schwasted on friday night. still managed to get up early and hit the road to fallon on time.


randoms from the course prerun,










found a sweet spot on the side of the course to watch the race and chill for the night. my buddy and i ended up leaving at 2am when the race was over to get back to sac cause he had work sunday morning. what a day..


cool thing was i got home and was able to have a full day. gave her a bath then replaced the wheel bearings as well as the fuel filter.
what she looked like when i got home..






turns out my passenger side seal blew on a landing. at least i changed them at the right time! haha. still had plenty of grease inside the bearings either way.


step sister..


last random cause she looked good parked all clean at work lol. thats all for now.


still trying to get vids chopped and uploaded. what software do you guys use? had movie maker on my last hard drive and loved it but it didnt get moved over when i got the new hd.
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I use Adobe Premiere Pro. Also update those mirrors kewn.
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Old 07-25-2013
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^^we went over the mirror situation on fb haha. is that a free program? if not how much?
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^^we went over the mirror situation on fb haha. is that a free program? if not how much?
haha sure did. No its not free but its a really good one. It cost $19.99 a month as a subscription from adobe.
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been a good weekend, after a ton of commuting this past week it was nice to get some **** done on the ranger.

work trip down to beautiful tiberon.


got deavers and beefcake hangers on friday from a member in modesto.



made a bracket to move the hurst long arm i got back an inch. it would hit the dash if i installed without it.





mounted the hilift, just pieces of all thread bolted in with a bushing and wing nut.




gas tank crossmember
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Old 09-01-2013
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been a bit since i posted a real update..

another pic from the garage, cage, etc.




pismo






huckfest wasnt all that great as an event, but a good beautiful weekend in SLO made up for it, along with great company.


so as of now im sitting on a few parts wondering if i should waste my time installing them on an a arm truck. obs powerstrokes are calling my name as well...
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been a bit since i posted a real update..

another pic from the garage, cage, etc.




pismo






huckfest wasnt all that great as an event, but a good beautiful weekend in SLO made up for it, along with great company.


so as of now im sitting on a few parts wondering if i should waste my time installing them on an a arm truck. obs powerstrokes are calling my name as well...
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Old 09-28-2013
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found time to get off tapatalk so heres a real picture update lol.
new inner and outter tie rods


fuel pump has been replaced


a buddys little drift miata im helping him build.




finally sprayed the glass! rattle canned so its nowhere near perfect. i knew what i was getting and it came out good enough for me.






spun out and wrecked it on the first oily rain we had out here. was working an hour away when it happened. messed up and bent a rim, bent an axle shaft.


what better time for a rear end rebuild than replacing an axleshaft.






new bearings and seals


buttoned up


new goodies... have 2 installed and need to wait for rent to buy the other 2.
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Old 10-30-2013
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few more updates:

new front bumper:
before


during










after


got some work done on the cage, going to redo the mounts.


new headunit


pulled bedsides:
before


after


basically what i started with 3.5 years ago






16in FOA's
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Do work.

How's the process go for pulling the bedsides? Grab it with a chain or something and give it a good yank?
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Old 10-31-2013
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cut the inner bedside support in the wheel well, and stick a bottle jack in there with a 2x4 along the inside of the fender.
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Wow. Hell of a nice truck you have their sir. I'll be checking back to see what sort of other goodies you keep putting on this thing.
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Old 11-03-2013
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Truck is coming along, young man!! DAMN IT....I thought I was gonna be the one that went Method on his Ranger! ugh.... lol. I'm damn close to pulling trigger on the polished lip Methods for mine.
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Old 11-11-2013
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my tire gate got redesigned to be a laydown to be used with my shell and still keep weight over the rear. other than that, found a leaky main seal ill have to deal with soon. been putting off a clutch as long as i can since its my dd and ill have a few other things to tend to while the tranny is out.






also, deavers are too mainstream. i loved the way the 64s rode, so i found another set. an arched set. these are built with ranger leafs and chevy leafs. arched 12in iirc. these leafs were originally on alec n's truck, made their way up to yuba and now (after cramming them into the gf's lexus), theyre mine. they need some work. ill be breaking down the pack and painting everything, the center pins were a little jacked so a bigger 7/16th pin will be going in. still thinking on how im going to make or weld on "straps" or whatever you want to call them so the leafs dont separate or move. these should handle the weight the rear end of my truck sees a little better than the f31s, which are too soft for my liking. although i have a fairly used set.
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