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im in love with your truck...
Thanks! Got the truck back today. Bed rack installed and tire cable flipped so that I can temporarily secure a spare to the back of my bed. Now I need to get some limit straps so that I can go out and field test the suspension.

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So clean!! Can't wait to see some action shots.

What's next? Cage?
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So clean!! Can't wait to see some action shots.

What's next? Cage?
Rear tire carrier, front end regear/restore my 4x4, new front bumper, cage (in that order). I will not be doing anything too crazy with it as long as it is my dd and is not caged.
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love that cage.. leaves damn near all bed space!
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OMFG I love this! Will be following.. IDK how i missed it before!
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nice! if I had a regular bed I might do that but I dont, so full bedcage for me heh. you do some testing to figure out that shock angle?
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nice! if I had a regular bed I might do that but I dont, so full bedcage for me heh. you do some testing to figure out that shock angle?
Conventional wisdom would say that the shock is leaned too far forward as it will produce a falling rage as the shock reaches full compression. I had a local fabricator build this for me. That same fabricator has built race vehicles and just recently rebuilt our team's 8 truck. He figured out the mount points and angles. I trust his judgement over my internet research. Hopefully he is right. We still need to get it out into the dirt to dial in the suspension. If things don't work quite as planned, we can always rework the upper mount a bit. I do like the sleeper aspect of it and it should work great for a play truck.
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oh I've been meaning to ask, were you able to re-use your flareside tailights on the regular bed glass? I can never remember if they are a little different or not.
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i love how much bed space you still have left
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i love the simple design for the rear upper mounts. i just bought me a s/t 4x4 and i'm doing the dixon LT but i didnt want to cage the bed b/c i still wanted to use it so i was going to get the cantilever, even though its expensive but its worth the bed space but after seeing your simple design i might have to copy yours.
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oh I've been meaning to ask, were you able to re-use your flareside tailights on the regular bed glass? I can never remember if they are a little different or not.
The tail lights fit the same. The question will be how good is your fiberglass. Mine is ok, but not great. If you get close you can see that they do not fit as tight as they should.

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i love the simple design for the rear upper mounts. i just bought me a s/t 4x4 and i'm doing the dixon LT but i didnt want to cage the bed b/c i still wanted to use it so i was going to get the cantilever, even though its expensive but its worth the bed space but after seeing your simple design i might have to copy yours.
No problem. Just know that I have an F150 axle in the back of my truck. This allowed for the rear shocks to be moved out a bit wider. Good luck with the build. I have seen some cool st builds on DR.
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sweet god i love your truck. squeeky clean!
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No problem. Just know that I have an F150 axle in the back of my truck. This allowed for the rear shocks to be moved out a bit wider. Good luck with the build. I have seen some cool st builds on DR.[/QUOTE]

looks awesome. I'm on dr too and their st's are sick. I like the simplicity of the whole rear setup. I can't wait to see action shots
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yeah glass is always iffy, I'm sure I can make it work. seeing your truck like this though makes me want to find a regular bed with F'd up bedsides and use it for the core and have a bed for a while.

also did you re-drill the axles for the rear yourself? or have a shop do them

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I had a machine shop do them. I wanted to make sure that they were properly centered and did not trust my skills and equipment.
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edit,Never mind I'm dumb lol

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nice build

but i still prefer a solid axle swap with leaf springs
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hey matt, are there little rubber or plastic spacers of some kind between the rear calipers and the bracket on either side? I have spaces there and I think I see something there in your pics
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hey matt, are there little rubber or plastic spacers of some kind between the rear calipers and the bracket on either side? I have spaces there and I think I see something there in your pics
I don't remember there being a spacer of any kind between the caliper and the mount. There should be a metal slide between the caliper and the pad on either side, and rubber boots on the bolt between the head and the back side of the caliper. Aside from that, I don't recall any removable parts.
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well not on the caliper or where you bolt it right on the sides..well here I'll take a pic

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thats for spot were the pads slide no?
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yeah i think it might have something to do with them, I just dont have any so I'll have to get them and check it out
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well not on the caliper or where you bolt it right on the sides..well here I'll take a pic

That is where the pad slides. The pads will be indexed to follow those guides. Both sides should have the silver metal pieces that are visible on the right hand side of yours. If yours does not have the metal pieces on both sides, you can buy a rebuild kit for fairly cheap ($20.00 or less as I recall). The rebuild kit should include 4 of the silver metal slides and 4 of the rubber boots for the caliper mount bolts. I replaced all four of my rubber boots when I refurbished my calipers.
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