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managed to be happy today, sas progress

so one of my friends actually got me motivated enough to drive over to the other house and get my front axle on!! after what happened a few days ago, im glad this happieness came around :)

anyways, the axles on and its on its own weight. and yes i know i need new wheels because to start with, the wheels only have like 2inches of backspacing and theres a 1inch wheel adapter there too lol. So now the trucks flipped around for the rear axle, then itll get trailered into town so i can plate up my frame and get my steering done. And as far as how forward my axle is...i kinda like it, might try and bring it back an inch or so but im happy with its placement.

so compliments only lol, i cant handle negetivity right now.

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say....don't you have a project thread to update???
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say....don't you have a project thread to update???
never had one. lol
too lazy to make one...maybe later, i just hate going back and forth with photobucket.
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California the home of all the stupid laws..yet they are running flex venting for a gas water heater..wth....sorry to Thread jack...just noticed it in the pic and was like WTF...plumber moment kicking in lol
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Looks good. Glad you had a good day !
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i would recommend keeping the axle forward like that, it really improves your approach angle, especially because you have leafs.
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^^Not to mention when the spring compresses, it'll move back. So no ripping of a fender!
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^^Not to mention when the spring compresses, it'll move back. So no ripping of a fender!
exactly. personally i would lower it a little a do some trimming just to keep COG down.. dont know if your afraid to cut tho?
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exactly. personally i would lower it a little a do some trimming just to keep COG down.. dont know if your afraid to cut tho?
im not afraid to cut at all...problem is i have a fiberglass bed...

and idk if i wanna change over to a straight bed or not.

its bittersweet. id get more room and id be able to hack it up, but id loose my originality. in an ideal world id just throw in some 37's and trim a tad


also, i just ordered new wheels tonight with 4.75" of backspace so those should fit TONS better.
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I like it, looks good!
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wow nice work. that truck is going to be amazing when its done.

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yep. Its probably the reason I will never be able to do a 5.0 swap
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beastly... cant wait to see it finished!
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That is wide as shyt!
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That is wide as shyt!
my new wheels should bring it in about 3inches.


and thanks for the compliments guys...i wanna go over and swap out the rear so badly right now...stupid homework
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when it is that far forward how is the steering box going to work properly?
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when it is that far forward how is the steering box going to work properly?
what?
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your pitman arm is going to be at the center of your axle causing your drag link to angle way back.
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hahaha so if it makes any difference (which i think it does, by like an inch or two) i just realized that i have the leafs setup the opposite way than what they were supposed to be setup as. UGH, oh well....so it really doesnt sit that far forward.
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