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well, i tested my bumper friday morning on the way to work.


was changing lanes in roll and go traffic, checked my blind spot and when i looked back traffic had locked up and i was in the guys trunk. fuuucked this poor nissan up. i scratched my bumper.. he had no valid license and i think his insurance was phony. time will tell.


possible location for the gas can, clears everything on the swing out and shell.






2.0x8 FOA's for the front.


what am i doing... trucks are dumb. :)
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Old 12-23-2013
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well i finally found time to download all the pics from my phone. so heres an update on the last few weeks.

i last left off installing the arched 64s i got, those went in with plated kartek hangers and plated stock shackles with a bigger poly bushing. the pack feels amazing, very happy with the results. also installed the longer steel braided line to the axle, from kartek.




well i had a set of really nice PRP buckets, for about 3 weeks. awesome seats and i loved the way they held you while driving, but nowhere near friendly enough for a dd. i sold them and will be putting the cash towards a new bedcage.


replaced the LCA's for brand new ones with fresh ball joints and bushings.


some other random glamor shots.














well now im committed.








still managed to get a somewhat good amount of firewood in. bedcage will be completed in about a week..






thats all for now..
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well i finally found time to download all the pics from my phone. so heres an update on the last few weeks.

i last left off installing the arched 64s i got, those went in with plated kartek hangers and plated stock shackles with a bigger poly bushing. the pack feels amazing, very happy with the results. also installed the longer steel braided line to the axle, from kartek.




well i had a set of really nice PRP buckets, for about 3 weeks. awesome seats and i loved the way they held you while driving, but nowhere near friendly enough for a dd. i sold them and will be putting the cash towards a new bedcage.


replaced the LCA's for brand new ones with fresh ball joints and bushings.


some other random glamor shots.














well now im committed.








still managed to get a somewhat good amount of firewood in. bedcage will be completed in about a week..






thats all for now..
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bedcage got finished last night. thank you ryan for the awesome fab work that went into this.
droop




c clamps at the front supports


light bar is being mocked up, but here is the completed bedcage.




also installed some camburg crs coils for my 5.5 kit.
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bedcage got finished last night. thank you ryan for the awesome fab work that went into this.
droop




c clamps at the front supports


light bar is being mocked up, but here is the completed bedcage.




also installed some camburg crs coils for my 5.5 kit.
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Awesome work!
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I seriously dig the look of the canopy with the tire gate.
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RF these double posts are ******* annoying...
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BUMP

got the rear frame boxed, stiffened up the handling alot. its nice to use your suspension travel and ONLY your suspension travel, not frame flex.



with that done i could get the old bumper welded back on. used to be a bolt on till i switched to drop hangers and couldnt mount the bumper anymore. i missed this thing for 6 months while it sat. finally, its back.


randoms from the fresno statewide meet, jan '14.
bwad and i have been doing this a long time now.. since the first norcal meet like 4 years ago.








came back with some 06 tails, think i want these nightshaded as well. guess ill get to it when i have time.


bed supports, a must if you beat your truck offroad.


after testing it a little in fresno, i needed to get the rear strapped asap. strapped right before shackle bind.




painted the bedcage


fire extinguisher on a BTF quick release mounted.


yay bedspace


to stay legal and not attract attention from the po po i whipped up a license plate light bracket real quick. about 30min said and done and painted. 2 LED strips underneath, very visible, officer...


moved from sacramento to san luis obispo.


but before i left i stopped in a norcal motor company and picked up my last 2 method double standards. got those installed as soon as i was done moving.




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and last night i got my trim finished, way better IMO than jagged sharp sheet metal edges.




thats all for now..
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Man, looks ****.

Need to get back working on my 8.8 and bed cage. Also need to make some bed supports. I see you welded a plate to the bed, was there not enough material in that area?
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The bed cage looks awesome! Nice work.
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Man, looks ****.

Need to get back working on my 8.8 and bed cage. Also need to make some bed supports. I see you welded a plate to the bed, was there not enough material in that area?
it was easiest to weld the plate there with a stover nut welded on the inside.
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The bed cage looks awesome! Nice work.
thanks, my buddy ryan built it. the guy builds some pretty amazing things.
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Looks awesome. Get us some in action videos.
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picked up a Camburg 5.5 kit from a DR member Friday evening. It got installed first thing Saturday morning.

after a good cleaning and inspection, i got a great deal. very little, if any, dirt miles.






aligned it myself to at least get it on the road. going from lift spindles to camburg ones leaves you with alot of toe-in. the camber needs to be set but its close enough to drive for a day or so till i can get it aligned for real.
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Wes at Poly Performance was kind enough to lend his driveway and some of his tools for the installation. We spent the day working in the rain but got tons done on my truck as well as his fast and furious commuter.

some pics of the trucks at the nights end.




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trucks looking really good!
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thanks man! got a big beach trip planned next weekend with some friends coming to pismo, then possibly some legit dirt miles in cal city the weekend after?
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Truck looks sick man. You don't mess around]. That bedcage looks solid and the truck looks great overall.
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nice, looking good
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Fawesome.
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Your limit straps say *** vault
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yeah dafuq?
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youll have to ask ruffstuff to answer that one. i dgaf'd and ran em. haha
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nice upgrades! Truck looks great so far. I prefer it myself in the pictures with no topper. Just my opinion though :)

I like that trim on the bed cage too. I did that for some time but after a while so much dirt and washes it tends to fall off.
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yeah if you have problems with it in the future, use some good loctite adhesive glue or silicone. the stuff that's on the inside of it only really works so well. I used it on my center caps on the front of my f250 when I cut the tops off to get to the hubs.
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