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Old 12-15-2010
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project daily/wheeler B3000

ive been doing alot lately so i figured i may as well make up a build thread.
i picked this truck up in early october after i sold my 2wd ranger, and my samurai project.
anyway we all love pictures so.....on to the pics:yahoo:

when i picked her up
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immediately started the build process
steel for my sliders
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action shot with sliders
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then i found explorer leather seats, center console and over head console for $70! and added a set of gauges so i know my actual oil pres, water temp, and voltage.
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up next came the rear bumper
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then i found myself a lift for dirt cheap, i know the radius arm drop brackets suck but i cant afford extended ones yet so these will do for now
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the 2 car garage where everything is built
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under the knife
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first drive on the lift was over to my friends huge shop, had to take some pictures under the light
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yes i know i have a bit of a camber issue that im working on fixing

up next is how i decided to lay out the bed. built the highlift mounts and the mounts for the pick/axe and shovel are called quickfist clamps.

the high lift mounts
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the bed
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and for some reason my truck came with no passanger side oh **** handle, so after a few girls started complaining i added one.
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and at the moment i am in the process of building a plate style winch bumper for up front, but in the mean time i threw some hella 500s i had laying around on the factory bumper.
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i will keep updating as i build, next will be the front bumper:icon_thumby:
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Old 12-15-2010
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Looks awesome man, good job so far. Look forward to seeing more progress!
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Old 12-17-2010
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holy camber!!! looks like a great start
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forgot to update this thread, heres my updates from TRS
got some 33x12.5r15s on rims.
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then went wheelin
sway bar still hooked up :(
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played on some rocks, open diffs suck and i didnt want to break anything
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oh and landed on the sliders for the first time with the lift
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oh yes sorry ive been a little busy with school.
turns out it wasnt the gas, just a coincidence that both our trucks had the same symptoms.
after messing with it for a bit i started to go back to the basics and found that my timing some how jumped 20degrees. so i retimed it and its been running great since, still dumb founded on how the timing jumped.

also due to my stupidity, on sunday my passenger side wheel bearing grenaded its self and left me stranded 10 miles from home. i forgot to repack my wheel bearings after the super wet and muddy wheeling trip a week and a half earlier. the inner part of the bearing practically welded it self to my passenger side spindle, chisel, torch, vice-grips, nothing could get it off, so i ran to the pull apart in tacoma and got a spindle off an explorer for 4 bucks.

sad sight first truck to get towed home.
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and what i saw when i pulled the rotor off
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this weekend i plan to start working on my front bumper again, and fix our old 1975 volvo 164 so i can sell it and use the money for a new welder or plasma cutter :)



got some more done, and the pictures i promised. yes its alittle lower on the passenger side, i quickly threw it on the truck, and didnt worry about aligning it.

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still alot left to build on it, but its starting to take shape. you can only build so fast with a cut-off wheel
heres the progress so far, i only painted it because i wont be able to work on it for a few days and with all the rain washington gets i dont want it to start rusting.

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if you look close you can see my friends 240sx(sr20det, rhd, cage, megan coilovers, fuel cell etc)
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how it sits at the moment
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Looks good man!
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im really loving that front bumper. this whole build is really cool
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I love your truck but what are you going to do for turn signals?
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you should put it on fullwidths! that thing would be badass! SASing these trucks is super easy and it will wheel way better!! what gears do you have in your thing now? you could get 1/2 ton axle set with 4.10s with 3-400 bucks and be set!!
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I love your truck but what are you going to do for turn signals?
they are hiding behind the grill
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you should put it on fullwidths! that thing would be badass! SASing these trucks is super easy and it will wheel way better!! what gears do you have in your thing now? you could get 1/2 ton axle set with 4.10s with 3-400 bucks and be set!!
sadly 3.73s i want 4.56s, and would love an sas but i cant afford the down time with school maybe in the summer if i have the money. and it wouldnt be full width, needs to be a decent daily
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sadly 3.73s i want 4.56s, and would love an sas but i cant afford the down time with school maybe in the summer if i have the money. and it wouldnt be full width, needs to be a decent daily
SAS takes 2 days!! and fullwidths arent bad with a wheel with a good amount of backspacing!
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I really like this project.
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SAS takes 2 days!! and fullwidths arent bad with a wheel with a good amount of backspacing!
if you come help me, ive never done it, i will trade you those tube doors lol
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got a winch for my bumper,i was going to get a warn, but saw this one on sale and for 299 with a one year no questions asked warranty, i couldnt pass it up. its an 8000 lb CSI winch.
bumpers still not 100%done though, just working on it in my free time

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Bumper looks awesome!!
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finaly got working on it again lol. got the hoop and lights done. all that is really left is to finishe the sides. in some spots it doent look square and level in the pictures but believe me everything is square and equal. just crappy cell pictures.

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and this is why i hate cutoff wheels. this one blew up as soon as it touched the metal, never by cutoff wheels at ACE they are crap . and yes thats the ceiling of my garage
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damn, lucky it didnt tag you! truck looks good tho!
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Lookin good man!
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nice little build. i'm liking parts of the bumper. i think you should have more material in front of the tires. i like the center part though.
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I really like the build man. Th front bumper that you built is pretty much the same concept as what I got going on int my garage right now. I am planning on putting a small hoop on mine tho.


Keep up the good work.
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Old 02-03-2011
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finally got it almost done, ends are capped!
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I thought this was going to be a pretty boring and not the best build thread when you first started. (idk why I just did) But you proved me wrong. Kick *** little truck man. I'm really liking it! The front bumper is sweet but you should have made a bigger stinger since it looks like you already have problems dinging up your hood

Truck looks great man! Keep up the good work! Where did you get the winch and how do you like it so far (if you have used it)?
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Oh yeah and I also vote for full width D60's on that thing!!
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Aren't the cops gonna bug you about that front plate not being immediately noticeable?? If you think they might then have a look through my photo album for a super cheap way of mounting that front plate, that's also quick to remove.. If the pics aren't there, then I can get them for you..

Sweet lil truck man. I love the bumper..


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