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Old 10-09-2011
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Wooah!! You guys already got snow?!?! Crazy! We just had a lot of rain here.
i wish it was snow. this is what you call big time hail. the entire street is flooded as well.

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Bumper looks great so far.
thank you.


during my last offloading session i had some carnage. what happen was my driver side tail light falling off. after i found it i i could not think of a good reason of it falling off. i cam to the conclusion that it just had weak mounts but i was not settled on that. since that trip my tail light keep falling off and i noticed that my bed side flaps in the wind. i investigated my issue and found this. VVV


two cracks in the bed and looks like my shackles made contact with the rear main support. i knew that it would make contact but did not have time to clearance it. i clearanced the shackles and re-welded all my cuts and cracks.

i also added and 2x2 angle iron to support the bed and stiffen up the rear lip of it.
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Nice! Coming together nicely!
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^^ thank you

i headed south this weekend to visit family. along the way i started to hear hollow pops. i feared that my upper arm mounts were cracking out. well they were. so i ditched the in laws to fix my truck.


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during the tare down of the front i also found that the lower mount holes were getting bigger.



the fix


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hate to do this but **** has turned from form to function.

looking to sell my bed and shell. i have come to the realization that to keep this bed it would be more of a hassle. im in chico ca. and can deliver. would like to 500 for the set or 400 for the shell and 200 for the bed. prices are obo. im also interested in trades.

the shell has a couple chips along the upper leading edge near the cab. other then that the shell is very clean. all the windows are sliders and you are able to insert door screen.

the bed shows its age and has scratches but non to deep. i removed the tail gate hinges to remote mount them to the bumper. this was done to support the weight of the tail gate and to save the bed from folding.
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You drive A LOT!
Nice truck though
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Looking good! Can't wait to start Fabbing away on my rear, what shocks are you going to use?
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thank you and sure is 12000 miles in five years. thankfuly three months ago i picked up a new job and got a company truck to drive around with.
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Looking good! Can't wait to start Fabbing away on my rear, what shocks are you going to use?
im looking to use saws 2.5 x 12" stroke shocks.

dont know if i sheared this yet
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this is how my day started. testing my bumper/receiver.


the middle of my day

the end of my day.

the the bottom one is for the step side bed.






in all i spent 9 hours driving today. very good test session. the trailer tracked straight and true. i even attached a gopro to the rear of the trailer. ill post once i figure out how to.
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Nice work!
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^^^ thank you.






full ranger width tire/jerry can gate. the spindles are up side down.
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i need a tail gate so i can finish trimming the bed to fit. also the tire carrier is for sale 150 takes it.
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mounted my bed box to the tire carrier.





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i know the case is for the 9.5 and the gears are 4.10. the width over all is 61-62 inches. this housing will match up pretty good with the 65" wms to wms of my front end. a 9" member will fit perfectly but im not sure if the axles will work.

the info mentioned above found with the help of this site.
http://www.kevinstang.com/Ninecase.htm




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i have no clue on how to embed youtube vids. what i have below is a little action vid of the BMS Mid Travel kit.


http://youtu.be/W6B7Iv3w-YI
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i got some eye ***** to light up the world. i will get light out put tomorrow.
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Are you going to keep the switch there?
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Looks good!
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no im not going to keep it there. im in the process of looking for a bezel with the fog light hole.


just the hellas

not much difference with the head lights on

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I had my doubts when I first started following this build. But I love it! cant wait to see more of it
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^^^ lol its not the most cut and dry build out there. it has tangents and road blocks but mainly due to the length of time that i but building it. i set my mind to something then three months later i change it. case and point is the bed. front he start i was not going to swap out the step side bed but guess happen.

thank you for the support.
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hellas look sick man.
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^^^thank you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6B7I...ature=youtu.be

had one hell of a weekend. fixed my spring problem (watch the vid above and listen for a tuning fork noise). that noise is the coil spring making contact with the upper coil bucket every time the suspension compressing. i also repacked my bearings to get me by until i get new breaks.

this is my coil fix.



my spindles.

pass side



driver side.

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