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^^^ thank you, the person i enlisted to build and design the canti kit is a good fried of mine. hes working on building a off road fab company and you can say my truck is his mock up plat form.
 
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Old 10-21-2014
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how about a revival... the short story as to why: LIFE.

here is the latest update



 
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looks really nice man, #'s?
 
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bumped and strapped to 16"-17".
 
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I remember seeing this truck in the Reedley College parking lot. It has come a long way.
 
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Old 11-04-2014
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Originally Posted by Skellington View Post
I remember seeing this truck in the Reedley College parking lot. It has come a long way.
^^^ mister sneaky.. your gonna wish you never found this site.
 
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Old 11-04-2014
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got to work on the truck again this last weekend.

shock mounts and cross member


ten steps back wards.


jk... rebuilt and prepped the leaf packs. striped the frame and repainted. i need to get some por 15.




 
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Old 11-09-2014
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had a little fun with the truck.






also replaced this chunk of swiss cheese.


my remaining to do list.
get axle rebuilt/geared
swap in new b2 tank with expo emission stuff
swap ranger evap canister for the expo one
get truck to ref
figure out body panels and color
then profit.
 
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Old 11-16-2014
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not much happen this weekend i modified a new to me B2 tank.

 
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good progress today.





tomorrow gonna focus on getting the bed sides cleaned up/mounted and install tail gate.
 
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Ok.. Now I'm concerned about the looks of my truck. So i looked to Mcqueen Prototyping. I went with Mike's glass because it an amazing product, look good and I cannot complain about the how simple it was to fit the glass to the truck. Plus my truck will be black again.

So with the install it took me about 4 hours to fit all the front glass. I do need to spend some time on cleaning up the lines.



 
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lookin good!


always so funny to me to see hoists outside like that haha
 
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Originally Posted by INT3RC3PTOR View Post
lookin good!


always so funny to me to see hoists outside like that haha
Haha, I had never seen one outside until I got to CA.. guess it's a space saver.. I always wondered how they never got vandalized.

OP, truck is coming along, keep up the good work. New glass looks much better.
 
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Originally Posted by INT3RC3PTOR View Post
lookin good!


always so funny to me to see hoists outside like that haha
thank you..

it is funny but its commen for exhaust shops. plus this shop has a small single bay and is owned and operated by old school mechanic.

Originally Posted by RLong31 View Post
Haha, I had never seen one outside until I got to CA.. guess it's a space saver.. I always wondered how they never got vandalized.

OP, truck is coming along, keep up the good work. New glass looks much better.
in all my travels i did not recognize this. ill be on the look out the next time im out of state.

Thank you.. i will.. stay tuned.
 
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productive day today



i hate this part whenever i get new bed sides.

but all is well in the end.

 
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The progress looks awesome!
 
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Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
The progress looks awesome!
Thank you..
 
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looks waaay better! nice job, will look really good whenever you get around to new tires :)
 
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Originally Posted by INT3RC3PTOR View Post
looks waaay better! nice job, will look really good whenever you get around to new tires :)
Thank you.. I'm in the process of trying to figure out what I want for new tires and rims. I cannot deiced on rims but I do know that my next set of tires will be 33's x10.5. but with this truck there is an order to the operation. First I will have to re-gear/rebuild the axle which will be about 500 bucks.
 
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New glass is killer!
 
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Originally Posted by seed60 View Post
New glass is killer!
Thank you, they are. im still getting used to the new look.
 
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Today marks the 9th year of ownership of my truck. Im looking forward to many more years and money to be spent on this truck.

Today's efforts were to prep the truck for my justification 2.0 trip. Unfortunately I was not able to complete all the tasks on my prep list. My main task was to replace the thermostat housing. I hope that I don't have to do that again.



I also reinstated my little house.

 
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nice!

paint that topper black :P
 
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Originally Posted by INT3RC3PTOR View Post
nice!

paint that topper black :P
Thank you,

In time, like all things on this truck. I'm trying hard not to use my credit card on this.. It would make things way to easy and no fun. I really enjoy working my *** off to build this truck.
 
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My KOH Experince.

This year I went to KOH to volunteer and test the truck. I was assigned to amazing locations to do race and crowd control.

I rolled in around 3 am Wednesday


Wednesday: My first location that I performed crowd/race coarse control. It was really cool to see the start/finish of the UTV race and meet all the drivers.

Cars rolling out for KOH qualifying.




Thursday, Friday: I was stationed at RC 1. It was out in BFE and near the Marines Base.

Tuesday was the EMC race.















Friday was the KOH race. I took more video on this day.




My carnage.

This happen while looking for a camping spot in the dark. I turned left to cross this wash and the next thing I know my axle is hung up.

I have some issues to work out.... I was able to catch one of the SAW guys and figured that the valving in the shocks is way to stiff on rebound and compression. So back to the drawing board for new shock mounts and valving.
 
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