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That cover/truss really brings the beef! Oh and good job pointing that center rod end upwards. It's much stronger that way!
How did you come to that conclusion?

Main reason you don't see joints mounted with the fastener verticle is because the joint could bind and limit travel that direction. Mounted with the fastener horizontal/parallel with the axle the joint would never bind during verticle travel, and most joints have alot more misalignment than you would need for articulation.

Does this joint bind up mounted horizontally?
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Jey I mounted it that way because after reading on pirate several guys say to mount it that way. I had it all tacked in the other way earlier. They all seem to think its critical to be mounted that way. Your opinion? Every wishbone 3 link setup i could find they mounted the joint this way. I may have to switch to a heim if it bottoms out.

Best I can figure is mounting it this way would keep the pinion angle from changing in travel? idk.
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The joint is going to see the majority of it's loads in the directions front-back of the truck (stopping the rotation of the axle) and side to side (lateral stability) of the axle. The way the joint is designed, mounting the bolt vertically puts the strong part ( the outer ring) in the direction of those loads. Mounting the bolt horizontally puts the lateral loads pointing into the center of the joint, essentially trying to push the insides out through the side. That's why it's better to put the bolt vertically. If you can mount the joint up a bit so it doesn't bind on the truss I think you'll be set.

What is your take on the matter, jey? You've got more experience than I do.
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shouldn't you still mount it for "shear"?
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shouldn't you still mount it for "shear"?
Double sheer? Its not done yet, but yes I will be adding a top plate.
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twas just a thought, I love the build MMMMAAAAADDDD Skills
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thanks guys. i feel a bit more refreshed on it now. Hopefully I can get another good night of work on it tonight.

Gotta Roof the house Friday/Saturday though.
Looks Good Zach!!!

Roofing I did my house two weeks ago im building it was 45 square and it had to be the hottest days of the year it seemed. Took us 2.5 days with 3 guns and 4 guys. It still sucked as I remember doing it when I was 17 lol.
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Looks Good Zach!!!

Roofing I did my house two weeks ago im building it was 45 square and it had to be the hottest days of the year it seemed. Took us 2.5 days with 3 guns and 4 guys. It still sucked as I remember doing it when I was 17 lol.
yeah the one we are doing is 43 square, on a 9/12 pitch. We did a 2/3 of it in 3 days with 1 gun. Last 1/3 hopefully in 1.5 days supposed to be cool this weekend too.
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your truck gives mine somthing to look up to, anyway effin sweet truck!
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yeah the one we are doing is 43 square, on a 9/12 pitch. We did a 2/3 of it in 3 days with 1 gun. Last 1/3 hopefully in 1.5 days supposed to be cool this weekend too.
your still not done lol.

Guess we need to get the union back over there
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Is there a reason you went with the Y link over a triangulated 4 link?

I know you need a bit more bracketry, tube, and another expensive joint.

Only reason I can see is some cost. Although fabbing that Y link looks a bit labor intensive. It looks damn good BTW.
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Is there a reason you went with the Y link over a triangulated 4 link?

I know you need a bit more bracketry, tube, and another expensive joint.

Only reason I can see is some cost. Although fabbing that Y link looks a bit labor intensive. It looks damn good BTW.
because i thought it would be easier! haha
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your still not done lol.

Guess we need to get the union back over there
union is starting up at 4pm tomorrow if you want to join in
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Got some more done, and some where right it flexes more than i like it to. (the frame that is) So I guess I am going to cage it while its apart. :( more money and time. lol

I took some more pics, mainly of the fenders because some people were asking about them.


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Pure sex on wheels.... Your work is so clean man...
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yeah the one we are doing is 43 square, on a 9/12 pitch. We did a 2/3 of it in 3 days with 1 gun. Last 1/3 hopefully in 1.5 days supposed to be cool this weekend too.
Goes alot faster if each guy has a gun and one guy hauling. Using roof jacks? I have couple hundred of them things. Mine was a 6/12, just right, you can though bundles down without them sliding. Never a fun job, but the money is good we did a couple earlier in the spring in Detroit Lakes, MN for $100 a square not including taring off...
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Goes alot faster if each guy has a gun and one guy hauling. Using roof jacks? I have couple hundred of them things. Mine was a 6/12, just right, you can though bundles down without them sliding. Never a fun job, but the money is good we did a couple earlier in the spring in Detroit Lakes, MN for $100 a square not including taring off...
yeah you have to have roof jacks, you cant stand on this, and shingles wont stay on their own.
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Making some progress Zach, but ya one thing always leads to the next thing. Today were doing a house ya just remove that wall and if were removing that why not put in a sliding glass door in also. Your ranger is going to be a beast when its done(for the time being that is lol)

What are your plans for the cage?
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looking good. Links look nice. It'll be interesting seeing you beef up the rest of the truck.
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Dude, i have no words to describe this

i do have a question, for why doesn't the bar that runs around the back of the cab follow the angle of the cab?
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Dude, i have no words to describe this

i do have a question, for why doesn't the bar that runs around the back of the cab follow the angle of the cab?
Thats what I was thinking.
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the top of the cab leans forward, i could only put about 5 degrees into the tube and i needed 10-12 degrees. just the way my bender is setup and what i am able to bend.
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Man I love your truck. I didn't know it could get any better than it was.

Wanna do mine next?
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