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Old 05-24-2005
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UPDATE

Day 8

No updates for day 8, took the day off to sleep and work on the ball joints, which I couldnt do here.

UPDATE

Day 9

BIG day today, got the Ball Joints pressed in, cost me 10 bucks so I cant complain. Got the Arms on the truck! bump stops in, break lines on, and crossmember brace on.

Axles will be here tomorrow, so with any luck I should have it back on 4wheels by the end of tomorrow night! Wish me luck!

Only one photo today, but I think it sums it up quite well.

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woohoo... very excited for you. cant wait till you take me flying
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Looks sweet. I wish I had the dough to do it to my rig. Thats gonna be really awesome when your done. Hats off to you being able to do it yourself!!!
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Old 05-26-2005
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Welp.. its been a long long road, but the truck is FINISHED!!

Sorry no pics for a couple hours... finished it up at 11:30pm PST last night

I have 45man hours into the install...

I just have a couple odds and ends to tie up today then have an apointment to get it alighned, its sitting WAY positive camber...

Then it needs a wash cause its been sitting for two weeks...

THEN... I will have pictures of it... they will be up this evening...

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wow...this is cool..
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COOL!! Can't wait for the finished pics
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jason when you get it aligned pay for the lifetime alignment!!! i did mine at firestone and it will be worth the money. if you come by the firestone by my work, city of industry, then tell them that costco(where i work) sent you. i think i got my lifetime for like $140 and it is good at any firestone location
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Old 05-27-2005
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jason when you get it aligned pay for the lifetime alignment!!! i did mine at firestone and it will be worth the money. if you come by the firestone by my work, city of industry, then tell them that costco(where i work) sent you. i think i got my lifetime for like $140 and it is good at any firestone location
I dont know if its just the ones around here, but they all told me that they wouldnt do that because I have a 4wd, guess I'll have to call the one by you..
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Old 05-27-2005
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Here are the final build photos from last night!





Here's is my friend Jon (on the right) and his bro Nick (on the left) I could not have done it with out him, at all.




New thread coming soon with Finished Photos!
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Looks SWEET. Whats the low down on the axles? Longer? Strong???
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Looks SWEET. Whats the low down on the axles? Longer? Strong???
Longer, and High Angle inner CV, not sure they are any stronger than stock though.
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very nice....looks awesome
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That looks oh so very sharp. Very well done..
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Had a 3-Day Weekend = More Axle Work Complete (truss,skid,fill,drain,ect)

So with the 3 day weekend this past weekend (I know, my work lets us off for some obscure holidays, this is the fist time I have ever had MLK off.. anyway) I was able to get some real work done to the 9" that I got.

Added the Truss/Back Brace, coated with POR-15 so it doesn't rust.. ever. Also added a Skid Plate w/ramp (whatever that means..lol) and a Fill/Inspection plug.

I still have a drain plug (they accidentaly gave it to me, well sold it to me) to install if I choose, and I need a new breather, and I am still waiting on all the bracketry/hood to come back from the laser cutter. Should be done today but the guys at the shop doing it are leaving for a race this weekend so I won't get it till next week.

Anyway, on to the pictures!

Just a reminder, how it looked when we pulled it (except for the brake bracket.. I added that)



I forgot to take shots during the build up of the Truss, it took a lot of fitting, but I knew that going into it. I am pleased with the results.









Adding on the Skid Plate and Fill/Inspection Plug (drain plug is in the pic too.. still not sure of its fate)









Rocks Beware :lol


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That is all. Let me know what you think!

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hot damn


can you put some guns on it or something? its starting to be a tank
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thats one beefy rear end man..

i got me one of them sittin in my garage **Wink Wink**
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can you put some guns on it or something? its starting to be a tank
Oh just you wait.. there is a whole nother piece the laser cutter didn't have done... muhahaha...
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good god man
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thats impressive
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Jason,

There's a 12 step program for this you know.

It's called AA...Axles Anonymous.
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Jason,

There's a 12 step program for this you know.

It's called AA...Axles Anonymous.
bahhhhhaahhahha
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Jason,

There's a 12 step program for this you know.

It's called AA...Axles Anonymous.
I suppose I shouldn't post this picture then... that is the Exploder 8.8 in the back ground and this 9" with a spare set of shafts.. yup.. I went back to the yard to get spares, almost brought home the whole thing...

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haha i think i have the same thing Jason

ive got these in the garage

explorer 8.8
Ford 9"
XJ D44
Full size Bronco D44

axles are cool
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That looks real good! Real strong!
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cant tell from the pics but did you weld the tubes to the center section?
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