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Looks sick man.
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Truck looks great! Seems a litle low for an almost 39 inch. Tire though. X2 on the glass bedsides and fenders.
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that thing would look amazing with glass bedsides and fenders. never seen it done before, i bet it would be the coolest truck around
I have been wanting something like these

http://www.fiberwerx.com/html/ford/r...gallery10.html

http://www.fiberwerx.com/html/ford/r...ides_10tt.html

but I am nervous about dropping around a $1000 on something that in all honesty will get destroyed in the rocks.

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Truck looks great! Seems a litle low for an almost 39 inch. Tire though. X2 on the glass bedsides and fenders.
With the leafs and XJ shackles it only has around 4.5-5" of lift in the rear and a smidge more than that in the front. Frame height is about perfect for rocks according to all of the local guys I wheel with. Personally I like how low it is in comparison to the tires. I didn't want a BGTL lift.
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Then you better get to cutting man.
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Then you better get to cutting man.
Going to probably just cut above the flare and keep the stock shape. Might leave the front as is for now and see how much it needs to trim if any.
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Cut out flares would look good on there to. Personally I think if you cut the back then you should do the front to match.
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Cut out flares would look good on there to. Personally I think if you cut the back then you should do the front to match.
cut out flares don't remove enough to make them worthwhile.
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Cleaned up the pair of balding TSL's





The one on the left still has a little bit to go. They both still have 1/4-3/8" left of tread so hopefully they last me a season.
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Tie rods done.
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Beef!
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Now get it on the truck and wheel the hell out of it.
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3rd link is in



steering box moved up



steering linkage

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looking good!!
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Whole axle welded



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3rd link mount



3rd link mount (frame side) with tab for double sheer



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tracbar mount (frame side)




Truck should be done tomorrow pretty much down to brakes, bumpstops, and power steering lines.
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God that truck is badass.

Keep up on the good work, and updates
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God that truck is badass.

Keep up on the good work, and updates
Thanks next update should be the final product :) at least thats what I hope.
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Pretty much done. Needs the E350 master cylinder installed (will do at home), longer pitman arm (will do at home), front gears/locker, brakes pads/rotors and the compressor wired up.

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Those tires still look huge for how low it is. Truck looks great though. I honestly can't wait to see some action shots of this thing.
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Those tires still look huge for how low it is. Truck looks great though. I honestly can't wait to see some action shots of this thing.
Should have some nice ones next weekend after I trim the fenders. I still need to hit the passenger side tire with a groover. I also didn't want any kind of large lift on the truck. It looks better low than 10 feet in the air.
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love how it looks ! i just wish i could fit a d60 on the trails here at costa rica. everything looks great! i also want to see some vids of this truck!!!!
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looks really good!! love the stance. I also cant wait to see more pic and some action shots!!!
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looks really good!! love the stance. I also cant wait to see more pic and some action shots!!!
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Missed a photo had to put a 1" block in. Solid steel entire length of the spring perch and screwed into the leaf pack.

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Looks great!
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