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Old 12-22-2008
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its 0 here
this morning at 4am it was -2 and felt like -27. Personally that is enough to make me move south and never go back north again!

I hate the freaking cold.
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this morning at 4am it was -2 and felt like -27. Personally that is enough to make me move south and never go back north again!

I hate the freaking cold.
Yup! I say to myself everyday. 6 months and I'll be down there. LOL
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I actually got some parts in today, some progress may come in the next few days.
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Finally some progress, I think its going to work how i want, idk.

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Tach welded, the shock mounts, upper control arm, panhard mount, and sway bar link





I am going to extend the sway bar links 3-4 inches i think



Cleaned and smoothed the drivers side frame, one more side to do.



You can kinda see the sway bar mounted across there.


The coilovers finally here, had them charged at work to 200psi


oh and I acquired another welder Millermatic 212 with a 250lb tank.

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Looks like things might go your way for once.

Are you going to notch the passenger side frame for more up travel?
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so far so good chad. looks like around 5.5" of uptravel +/- .5" without notching the frame. I cant see notching the frame giving me too much room really. maybe an inch but i really dont know for sure.
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Awesome looking setup. I just love it!!
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Nice! Did you trade your D30 for Evan's welder lol
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looks good beard keep up the good work
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Nice! Did you trade your D30 for Evan's welder lol
something like that
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truck looks great zach cant wait to see it dont and i have been really followin it
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So Zack when do you think you will be done with it?
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if my coil springs come in tomorrow it will be sitting on tires this weekend. then I need to finish assembling everything and fix the fuel cell mount.

I spent 12 hours on it last night. its looking good so far, pics to come later today.

I will be tearing it all back down though when it is done, gonna smooth/paint everything up.

Coil overs are mounted
Shock hoops done
Shock hoop truss over the engine done
Upper link done


Just need to do,

put all the stuff back i took off
double shear the upper link at the frame
mount the panhard to the frame
cycle the suspension
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Nice cant wait to see it in person
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You ever end up painting it tonight?
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yeah its painted and that double shear is added.
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Were are the new pictures? you know we all like pictures.
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droop with 4* of caster, just like at ride height. YES!



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All Painted up





3rd upper link



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Looks great Zach!!!!
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I measured total wheel travel out at the hubs 21.5" never changed caster through that whole travel.

6" of up travel and 8" down. its not quite 6 but its close.

Somehow everything seems to have worked out exactly how i wanted it to, just cant wait to drive it.
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That is awesome Zack. Your death wobble should be gone now.

So you going to do the rear next weekend since you got this rebuild done so fast?lol
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Looks like you got alot done Zach! Looks great. I'm eager to see how it all performs for you.
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That is awesome Zack. Your death wobble should be gone now.

So you going to do the rear next weekend since you got this rebuild done so fast?lol
ha! yeah right. i spent 12 hours on it yesterday and all day today, i am tired, not to mention i think i burnt some brain cells trapped in the garage with all the fumes.

btw i am not saying if the death wobble is gone until I know for sure. lol
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looks good, so much for silver links
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looks good man -- i know whatcha mean bout 12 hour shifts on the truck, been there done that (:

sell me your sway bar!!!
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