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Ok guys, here it is...

Nowhere near completed, this is where I am so far on the truck. I am NOT going to spill the beans on what all I have in store for her, but I personally think its going to be fun!!!














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WOW... I am amazed and partially speechless.. cant wait to see it done.
 
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Awesome work!!!!
 
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Very nice work Nick.. did this sub frame come from a mustang?
 
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Originally Posted by Redneckstone
Very nice work Nick.. did this sub frame come from a mustang?

MN12 IRS. Found in Lincoln Mark VIIIs and Newer model T-Birds.
 
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Originally Posted by NicksterSVT
MN12 IRS. Found in Lincoln Mark VIIIs and Newer model T-Birds.
gotcha. seems to be pretty slick man.. still have the 4x4 hooked up?
 
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Originally Posted by Redneckstone
gotcha. seems to be pretty slick man.. still have the 4x4 hooked up?

Gonna try to keep it in there. We will see.

BTW, I have LOTS of parts that need to go! Taking up too much space!!!
 
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Originally Posted by NicksterSVT
Gonna try to keep it in there. We will see.

BTW, I have LOTS of parts that need to go! Taking up too much space!!!
ic ic for like launching reasons?


arnt those coil over's up from upside down? or it doesnt matter? i personally dont know
 
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Originally Posted by Redneckstone
ic ic for like launching reasons?


arnt those coil over's up from upside down? or it doesnt matter? i personally dont know

There probably will be no drag racing with this truck.

The coil overs are right side up... Turn your monitor back over!
 
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Originally Posted by NicksterSVT
There probably will be no drag racing with this truck.

The coil overs are right side up... Turn your monitor back over!
ic. just thought they were because the RCD one's the adjuster is on top i thought
 
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hehe, looks like fun!
 
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Damn, Nick, great work! Not where my interests lie, but I can still definitely appreciate your originality/ingenuity and skills as a fabricator. Looking forward to seeing the final product.

P.S. - - I'm sure you are planning on it, but I'd plate the crap out of the front shock hoop. I've never liked the idea of side-welding tubes like that, but if you can plate it all in it will be fine for what you're doing with it. Also, plate the rear coil spring area in around the entire frame, there's going to be a lot of force there, especially if you set the bumpstops up within that general area. I'm confident you've taken this into consideration already. Not trying to be an "I told you so," just my $0.02. Good work!
 

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boom yah!
 
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Man that looks sweet!!
 
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holy crap...that is friggin awesome! IRS RANGER, yo!
 
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mmmmmmmmm, QA1's. droooooolll. i so want some for the front of mine. soon enough.
 
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Originally Posted by Alon
WOW... I am amazed and partially speechless.. cant wait to see it done.


Wow.....that is all I got
 
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I saw that first picture and thought you'd be linking the rear for better take-offs, but I like the idea you're going with even better!

I don't want to take the time to count ring/pinion gear teeth... what gears are you getting? And where are the spider gears? Are you gonna lock/posi the rear?
 
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Damn dude that is totally bad assness!
 
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Originally Posted by DrivAPrerunner
Damn, Nick, great work! Not where my interests lie, but I can still definitely appreciate your originality/ingenuity and skills as a fabricator. Looking forward to seeing the final product.

P.S. - - I'm sure you are planning on it, but I'd plate the crap out of the front shock hoop. I've never liked the idea of side-welding tubes like that, but if you can plate it all in it will be fine for what you're doing with it. Also, plate the rear coil spring area in around the entire frame, there's going to be a lot of force there, especially if you set the bumpstops up within that general area. I'm confident you've taken this into consideration already. Not trying to be an "I told you so," just my $0.02. Good work!

the tubes are cut in half then laid against the frame. i think he is planning on running a tube down the center to the frame for more support.

looks good Nick!

I hear you had some trouble with the locker in the rear?
 
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Originally Posted by Gearhead61
I saw that first picture and thought you'd be linking the rear for better take-offs, but I like the idea you're going with even better!

I don't want to take the time to count ring/pinion gear teeth... what gears are you getting? And where are the spider gears? Are you gonna lock/posi the rear?

4.10s with a locker
 
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Originally Posted by zabeard
the tubes are cut in half then laid against the frame. i think he is planning on running a tube down the center to the frame for more support.

looks good Nick!

I hear you had some trouble with the locker in the rear?

Yep, for some reason one of the active spacers decided to break... i havent even fully assembled the differential and parts are already breaking.....
 
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Originally Posted by NicksterSVT
Yep, for some reason one of the active spacers decided to break... i havent even fully assembled the differential and parts are already breaking.....

that is always excitement when parts are breaking before you use them
 
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Originally Posted by zabeard
that is always excitement when parts are breaking before you use them

Exactly! If thats all that breaks, I will be fine with that!
 

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