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eh just a thought
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my phone/photobucket is sucking tonight.. so I'll be posting them slowly all night
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You have one of the most toughest looking/offroading truck i know of.. Just goes to show Ford lived up under the name "Built Ford Tough" ..
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It might be built Ford Tough but its not Built Matt Tough, LOL
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It might be built Ford Tough but its not Built Matt Tough, LOL
LOL, Trent FTW.




My matey Matt, ye best be walkin' the plank after that slander!
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You have one of the most toughest looking/offroading truck i know of.. Just goes to show Ford lived up under the name "Built Ford Tough" ..
Thanks, just wait, i have a nice bumper drawn up.. i just need $$$

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My matey Matt, ye best be walkin' the plank after that slander!
you know as well as i do that its true..


who else can hear those shafts breaking with that spool? Who's diggin' the creamsicle look?
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Thanks, just wait, i have a nice bumper drawn up.. i just need $$$

Yeah, it's gonna be quite the boner bar from what I hear.
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those damn green fun tickets hold up everything.... thats what stops me from doing alot of the stuff i want
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I borrowed some from the 'rents on this build. I'm about $600 deep with them.

Once that's payed back then more progress will be made..
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i just ordered a few things from Ballistic Fab


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from that last poser shot, i took some quick measurements and concluded i have ~10" of travel in the rear (per side, idk how people measure and get 24"..unless they add the sides together? and say 24" rear travel) and the front i have ~15"


i REALLY wish i wasn't lazy and had got my real camera, this pic could have made it into a magazine lol, hopefully it doesnt snow and get all ****ty tonight and tomorrow, I'll go back and try to recreate it
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Looks badass dude.
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Give it hell!! Looks killer.
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And they say leaf springs dont flex that well...lol your truck has more flex than a body builder! Nice *** rig Matt...
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thanks!
and yea, i hold my argument about leaves and flexing.. Stock springs f/r is the best part, i haven't dropped big money on better springs yet.
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damn your truck is nice thanks too for sharing you setup. im sure one day mine will be straight axled i figured, if you do it yourself and leaf spring it, it will be cheaper than a rcd lift and much more practicle for offroading... how muc did you spend too if you dont mind me asking...
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about what the RCD kit costs lol. well maybe closer to 3,000.

BUT, I'm no where near done, i still need to build the rear axle and i want a selectable locker which is 7-800 alone, then a front drive shaft, then new springs.. it all adds up QUICK.
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you got new shackles for the front right? those look nasty in this pic. you have shackle flex lol

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other than that going to badass when finished
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nope those are the 3/8" plate ones i have for now, the shackles aren't really flexed, they look like they are still inline with the frame



buttt my 8.8 may be done.. :/ and all i have is an unbuilt 9" lol
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i mean the space the bolts must have in the leafs to move. looks like the bolts are too small for the leafs.

but i understand if its all temp.
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Damn Matt......that thing looks awesome!!! I might have some work for you to do on my truck when you get back for that extra $$ you need.
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about what the RCD kit costs lol. well maybe closer to 3,000.

BUT, I'm no where near done, i still need to build the rear axle and i want a selectable locker which is 7-800 alone, then a front drive shaft, then new springs.. it all adds up QUICK.
yeah is does add up. but in my mind you made a much better desicion. i just wish i knew a little more and had money haha.
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Its a much better decision.

RCD - Almost rolled it
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SAS - Completely Calm, and damn near level lol, well for the size rock and the size hole my other tire was in
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I have more pics, but i need to get loading the U-Haul before the weather hits the fan.
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real nice rig
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i mean the space the bolts must have in the leafs to move. looks like the bolts are too small for the leafs.

but i understand if its all temp.
I'm not sure what you mean.. i have spacers between the bushings and shackles if thats what your wondering about

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Damn Matt......that thing looks awesome!!! I might have some work for you to do on my truck when you get back for that extra $$ you need.
You've got my number



Turns out, i was packing the axle shafts and ****, it looks like i have 2 driver side 31 spline shafts.. i may just ditch this axle and start on another one thats complete to start with.
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