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Spindles, New toy, and mods to come!

well, a week and a half ago i did spindles on my truck and was going to do drop shackles for the rear, but due to my leafs being shot all the shackles did was bend my leafs down and provide 1/2" of lift. fail. so i was sitting SoCAL until today.
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it was worse then the pic shows, that lot is on a downhill slope, the front was about 2" higher.
but yesterday i picked up this new toy


it made doing the rear pretty damn easy, i had to go stacked blocks for now, but i'll be saving for superlift softrides! (6" so i can ditch my leafs/AAL/stacked Blocks)

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the block is tapered to correct driveshaft angle, and i must say, it worked pretty damn good.

here is how she sits now, i'll have more/better pics coming soon, i gotta go to work though :(
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and here is what i plan to be doing this weekend.

i want to find a blue plastic cover instead of that green, so if anyone wants to trade, or knows the part # so i can stop by ford, let me know!

:) busy times busy times. im really liking where it sits now though, time to start getting some more power into it!
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looks good man
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looks good. any plans on bigger tires???
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Looks great. Really digging that paint on the ohc.
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If that is an Aluminum block which is what it looks like. I would replace that with a steel one asap..Ive seen alot of those crack

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Looks good man! DSG FTW!!
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mo bettah. just needs some new tire in the future, and yes, DSG FTW!
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Looks good, but could benefit from some larger meats.
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truck looks great
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thanks, tires will be coming, 35x12.5 or 13.5 just have to decide what to get, i was going to get claws but i have heard they arent that great. i also need to get the money for it haha, im trying to save to pay my truck off early.
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Looks great. Really digging that paint on the ohc.
thanks, most of my interior is those colors, i just haven't gotten to finish it all yet, but i will!, the black/silver is much nicer then weird gray/black
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you definitely need some fat meat on that thing. lookin good man.
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Like it all minus the 1995 Roll bar in the bed. You should really paint the frame and inner fenders black
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Looks good, just need the bigger tires now.
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that OHC looks awesome like that
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Like it all minus the 1995 Roll bar in the bed. You should really paint the frame and inner fenders black
meh, i like it haha. the frame is black, that rusted thing hanging down is my muffler
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^yeah love the roll bar, looks good, maybe just paint it black and it will look even better
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i've been debating getting it powdercoated or somethingi just can't really imagine what it'd look like, i don't know if it would be too much black
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Looks pretty good.
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I think it looks awesome, minus the alum blocks. :(


What's wrong with your leafs???? Leaves being shot? WHAT?
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If you want a blue lens cover still, pm me.... I just don't know how much shipping would be.
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looks good but needs bigger tires
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I think it looks awesome, minus the alum blocks. :(


What's wrong with your leafs???? Leaves being shot? WHAT?
I had to put an AAL in them last winter because they were bent over the overload springs, and that was with nothing in the bed, no cap, no roll bar, no spare tire or anything. it sucked and rode like a flinstone car. the AAL actually made the ride so nice haha. but yeah, thats what was wrong with it, Ford said it was normal (just like my tires with the 17 bulges/dents were normal) but oh well.
i'll be saving for softrides, actually i just found out today my moms friend owns one of the only spring shops in a 45 mile radius so i may pay them a visit

therangerofdanger thanks, but smakes sent me a display already
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its hard to believe that is the same ohc i sent you lol thing looks so good. great work. get that thing installed now haha
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yeah i know, its amazing what some paint and cleaning products will do, had no time this weekend for anything, but hopefully thursday or this weekend i can get it done
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