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Old 10-28-2009
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i remeber you talking about earlier all the stuff you carry around (hence the 5.13s choice) so i figure your truck will be even lower when its all loaded down and your suspension settles... if you want any chance at flew those 35s.. you might want to think about doing some cutting!! just a thought...

are you gona run flares or not?? btw the truck looks sick! not many red SASed rangers!
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I think with a good set of traction bars the axle shouldnt pivot too much, if at all.
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any shots of the front yet? lookin good though....
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your killing us.

dont worry about the gap in the fenders, it will probably need that to flex without tearing up the bedsides.
Not on purpose Mr. Beard. At least I didn't start one of those teaser threads that goes on for a week or more. Some of those deserve a chair.....

I'm sure the fenders will be nice and stuffed with a 35 tucked up there.

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i remeber you talking about earlier all the stuff you carry around (hence the 5.13s choice) so i figure your truck will be even lower when its all loaded down and your suspension settles... if you want any chance at flew those 35s.. you might want to think about doing some cutting!! just a thought...

are you gona run flares or not?? btw the truck looks sick! not many red SASed rangers!
I'll cut and trim a little bit. Then I'll flex it out a bit once the springs settle (he has a nice RTI ramp, plus loading docks nearby). Then I'll see where to go from there....


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I think with a good set of traction bars the axle shouldnt pivot too much, if at all.
I'll see once it is all done.

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any shots of the front yet? lookin good though....
I think I've posted at least twice about the shotty pictures!

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For entertainment purposes I really like the e-mails I get from my buddy/fab guy. He is honest, down to earth, and fun to hang out with. Usually when I visit I'm there for a few hours.

A few days ago I got this e-mail... "Cool. I got all the stuff out today. Axle, drive shaft, and the steering components. Tomorrow begins the hack and whack!"

If I didn't know this guy and it was strictly a business deal then I'd be kind of scared, lol! Hack and whack

This evening I got this e-mail....

"Friday is fine amigo. Be looking forward to it.

Well, things went well today (I love saying that) Got most of it cut off and started some grinding and "clean up" process today. There are some places I cant cut stuff off and some places were grinding is just to hard due to the grinder... well, not fitting. But, I will do my best to make it look good. I should be all done the clean up process tomorrow.. some mock up on Friday and then start the new stuff next week!"

That is the latest news as of a few hours ago. I should be down there Friday to visit my truck and take some pictures. 2-3 weeks after this one and I should be on the road breaking in my new 5.13s

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5.13s FTW!! you gotta PM me with extra long descriptions telling me how 5.13s are and stuff... cause thats what i am debating about getting
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I'll try and remember. You remind me and I'll be happy to tell you what I think of them.
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did you say yes on the flares or no??
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I'll cut and trim a little bit. Then I'll flex it out a bit once the springs settle (he has a nice RTI ramp, plus loading docks nearby). Then I'll see where to go from there....
Once my truck is completed I'll see if I want them or not. Arizona doesn't require any. I just have to have mud flaps on since I drive a lifted pickup.

I saw your flares and they don't look too bad. Bushwacker?
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yah.. i would only recomend a flare if you cut out the fenders more it will cover the rough edge.. dont get the huge bushwacker cutouts like i did. i already broke 3 off so i "fabbed" up some plastic garden stripping on now!! get the bushwacker pocket flares... like a 2.5 flare would look sharp..

and try to fabricate some sort of removable mudflap thats easy to take off on the trails.
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I'm looking at these Mud Flaps by Pro Flaps
401 or 402 I have to measure and see. AZ law says the splash guard (mud flap) can't be more than 8" from the ground. These flaps by pro flaps are removable.
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yah. i really like those... but not for 250 bones!! personally i would make a pair, but i guess your older and have money so why not!! mine cost me 9.99 and some fab work!!!

but style wise, those are definantly a good choice
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I really liked how yours are so simple to just take on and off. When I get a custom rear bumper one of these days I'll switch over to a similiar system to what you have. 2" square tubing, slid in and out, it looks like you're using a hitch pin or something. Very easy to take off and throw in the bed.
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yah. exactly that setup.. the only problem i am having is that the tubs are welded under my bumper and it takes about 2 inches off of my approach angle so im gona chop off some of my bumper and move em up and cut some of the bed off! haha
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I visited my truck today. It's 90% ready to begin the build up. He just has a few more places on the bottom of the frame to clean up (he did it after I left this afternoon). The front is about 1.5" shorter than the rear so that is why it looks a little raked in some of the pictures. I took a bunch of pictures since I've been failing in that area recently......
























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nice, frame is nice and clean. next comes the fun part.
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I like the sherrif buggy
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Looks good bud! Now lets crack the wip on them and have em get it done
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The plan is to have it done in the next 3 weeks. Next week mock it all up, put in the steering box and steering. The week after that have all the major welding of brackets and front end. Final week tie up all the loose ends (shocks, extended brake lines, extended breather tubes, mud flaps, trimming/cutting the fenders, etc.) and then a trip to another shop for a re-gear, new optima, tranny flush, transfercase fluid, and I and I want to updrade to the 760x u-joints, as the old one are the stocks ones with almost 300k on them. I'll be back over there next week and hopefully we'll be on track.
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sweet stuff man was it you that posted the pics of the sheriff buggy a while ago
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looking great.
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any updates dood?
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Spring perches taking forever to be shipped. Axle is measured out where it will sit on the frame. I hate waiting for a few simple parts. I thought I had everything ordered and I accidently checked off perches. Doh!
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Yeah kinda need those haha. Or just weld the leaves on the axle,that works too
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you have an eta for when they should arrive?
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