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Old 03-27-2015
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Mine is July 9 lol
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July 15th. I guess there should be an E4 thread and a July birthday thread
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hey Ryan.... its been a minute... hope life is treating you well.

I had not really done any thing to my truck since I left
but I just started putting some love back into a few weeks ago
I got the glass bedsides on it and am working on some bumper changes
and rocksliders now ill post some updated pics soon

may be Ill see ya around some time. I still go to hobbs when I can to get my kids
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Koyn sneaks in again lol. Maybe there was something in the air to make everyone start working on their trucks again.
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Whatever it is that's in the air, I like it! Nice to see several of the rigs that I remember from the "good ol days" back in action.
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Yeah hopefully Koyn, wouldn't mind hangin out again.
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July 18th. My birthday is the 21st so it is forever screwed lol
LMAO... i was in the hospital with my wife on my birthday when we had twins. i know the feeling.
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Heims and stuff


Now I've got everything but the time!
Axial SCX10?
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Yes sir. My son loves the thing.
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Yes sir. My son loves the thing.
Yeah I bet. They're a lot of fun to mess around with
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Finally got started on the steering revamp.

In the garage


Sway bar links, tie rod, and drag link out


Panhard bar and coils out


Axle set a little closer to the ride height I'd like. Caster is 12* here. I think I had it set to 7* at the previous ride height. Gonna have to adjust all that.


I gotta run and get a box of cut off wheels before I can do much more. Now I remember how this axle doesn't give me enough room to do what I want. Should've gone full width.
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Just go ahead and do full width while you have everything else out of there lol
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Your 88 would be a good donor

you want 4-5 degrees of caster
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It sure would be, if only it wasn't such a good truck. It'd hurt for it to go out like that lol.
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It sure would be, if only it wasn't such a good truck. It'd hurt for it to go out like that lol.
Body swap and shorten the frame. Solve your engine problems, suspension problems, and steering problems, all with one stone.
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Just to recap and not have to reread 22 pages... what axle did you use ?

I was thinking a full sized Bronco 44, cut down to ... Not sure what width ?

What is it that you wanted to do in the axle area that you can't do with the axle you have ?
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Body swap and shorten the frame. Solve your engine problems, suspension problems, and steering problems, all with one stone.
Sounds easy enough!

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Just to recap and not have to reread 22 pages... what axle did you use ?

I was thinking a full sized Bronco 44, cut down to ... Not sure what width ?

What is it that you wanted to do in the axle area that you can't do with the axle you have ?
It's a d30 from an xj. It's just too narrow for a coil setup. The coils and shocks end up bowed inward at the axle, and there just isn't enough room to get a long enough panhard bar. In my opinion coilovers and a full width axle are the ideal setup.
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Full width is too wide to me.
If this is a DD, how do you cover the tires ?

Also, the Stands that are supporting the truck, nice stuff.

AND B-Day is 7/14... but a long time ago and in this galaxy.
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Old 04-29-2015
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Made a crap load of progress in the past three days. I got the knuckles drilled out and mocked up the heims on the passenger side. Next I have to do pretty much everything else haha.

The safety washers aren't on and the bolt is the wrong size, I've gotta run and get the right bolts next.
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Atta boy
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If only I had more motivation.
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Pitman arm drilled out


Drag link and Tie Rod cut to length and in for a test fit, not welded yet. Angles are much better now.



The change in ride height has thrown my lower coil mounts out of alignment with the top coil mounts. Caster is set to 5* here.




I'm going to cut the coil brackets off the axle and turn them around backwards and then move the upper coils mounts to match. By doing this I'll get the room I need for the new panhard mount, that should really open up the door to do the panhard how I want. I'll also have to trim the coil brackets to give the tie rod some extra room. That beef tubing hits way too soon. I should also get some extra room for the new sway bar brackets by turning the coil brackets around. Extra work I hadn't planned on but should be better in the end.
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Steering angle before.


Not quite as steep.
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Coil brackets off! Now I gotta get the upper coil mounts, shock tabs, and panhard bracket off.

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That looks way better
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