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Old 02-20-2013
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When are you actually going to get started on the actual swap? lol
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Ehh lol idk. Hopefully sooner than later. I'm payin down some stuff right now, so I'm only using extra cash to buy parts. Still need quite a few things. 2 coilovers, steering parts, gears, heirs, Johnny joints, etc. lol I'm so damn busy with the shop plus all our shows and events its rediculous. Plus we're moving the shop to a bigger location which will have room for my truck to sit for a few weeks during the install. I'm hoping may to be 100% done.
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Cool... Wish I could work on mine everyday but i dont have the time. I only work on it every weekend
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you actually welded the mounts onto the axle already? pretty brave...
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Old 02-25-2013
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its all math....plus my head tech has built numerous 4 link buggies, trucks, etc... i trust his advice lol
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if your confident then go for it. just never seen anything final welded before everything was at least mocked up on the truck.
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if your confident then go for it. just never seen anything final welded before everything was at least mocked up on the truck.
I mean hey... if the math says it should work I'd trust it.
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hell yeah!
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Beefy!
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Axle fully welded up, all ready to get broken down n sent for powder coat. 12" fox coilovers with resi's will be here soon. Got a buddy who has the hook up at local u pull n pay so I'm actually trying to pick up a stripped frame. That would be awesome. But we're coming along good.
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how tall is this going to be?
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hover 37's. about another 7-9 inches on top of what i have. but im gonna be runnin 12wide -44 wheels...
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hell yeah Mark nice! I just saw this build, I totally missed it.

btw,if you go turbo and make custom headers..i want those torque monsters! lol

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Nice.

Let's see some cutting!
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cutting wont happen for a lil while still. still have a whole crap load of parts to buy. Unfortunately the rediculous deal i got through BDS for the jonny joints, if u counted there is only 8. come to find out they only made right hand to start into production. they arent making left hand for a while. so that sucks. so off the top of my head. i need all the steering parts, all my coils for the coilovers, 8 lh joints/ tube adapters. and i still need 4 7/8's heims for front and rear tracbar/panhard...ugh... exhausting lol

were in the middle of building a new shop at work, bigger badder etc, so it will def be after we move for the sake that i dont want my truck torn down and have to move it lol.
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this truck is basically going to be a show truck? not running mud or anything else?
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yea man... see that long list of parts. i dont spend all my money on stuff to use it and abuse it. to each is own. i love mud trucks dont get me wrong, but no this isnt going to see mud. maybe once just to say it did lol...but if you think about it later on all i have to do is swap out some dana 60's and ride out all day as a nasty mud truck lol but one step at a time.
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Currently on order.. The rest of my rod ends and tube adapters for tracbar/Panhard and ALL of my coils for the coilovers. Still trying to decide on my powder coat colors. Center cradle and axles will be a rediculous bright silver metallic, all the bars I still don't knowThe truck isn't stayin yellow. It will be wrapped in either a flat white or satin black........eventually.

Still need all parts for my steering, rear axle gears, bearings etc. and I'm completely rebuilding the front axle as far as calipers, rotors, bearings, hubs etc.

Stayin late tmw night at the shop to tack up the cradle, weld up dual stab brackets and break down front axle for powder coat. I'll have some new pics here up fri then! Getting so close it's crazy!!
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sounds awesome! I think I picked my new color combo for mine. going blaze blue accents with gunmetal grey body color.
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Nice!

Should be looking good!
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axle fully welded and stripped ready for powdercoat


dual stab bracket




my boy, mentor, and head tech doin work


cradle fully welded


both of them


all ready for powdercoat!
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very nice!
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