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Erics 1/2 ton SAS build

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Old 05-03-2011
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Erics 1/2 ton SAS build

I've had some parts laying around for several months now, and the weather is warming up so ive fillanly started working on the axles.

what i have so far:
d44
9"
5.13's
yukon locker
bearings seals and brakes
hd tg +3 springs
sa +8 ranger rear springs
tg shock hoops
37's

what i still need:
steering box
random parts
bearings gears and brakes for the D44
rear main seal for the 3.0
slave
front drive shaft

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sand blasted and painted d44 but no pics

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9" parts

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cleaned up 9"
 
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good progress!
 
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nice! this is gonna be a nice build.. good luck!
 
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looks good
I'm anxious to see how the tg 3" hd springs work
 
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Talked to my buddy with a shop press, hopefully this week ill get all the old bearings pressed off and the new ones on, then ill set up the 3rd member and get it under the ranger!

quick question, i havent even looked yet but i think im gonna need a new yoke for the 9" or are the U joints the same size?
 
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update, slowly making progress.

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Nice! I will be following this!
 
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Looking good man
 
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It's about time man! You better have at least one axle under the truck by the time I get home from school haha.
 
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It's about time man! You better have at least one axle under the truck by the time I get home from school haha.
Planing on it!
 
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This thread needs updates bro! I know you have gotten farther
 
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Alright, I talked to Eric and he told me to upload some of his pics since he has been working long hours. I believe he is getting ready to cut off the ifs and is about to order the parts to rebuild his d44.
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Thanks jim!

Its going to be a little taller than i thought. and it might be hard to get out of the garage. I might take out the BL or not idk. I plan on torching off the IFS tomorrow! I have it sitting level now

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rear axle looks good, but yeah its a little tall
 
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Couple more for Eric. Sitting at its future ride height:
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The steel bar on the stool in the pic below is just above legal front bumper height for a 1/4 truck in IL (24")
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Looks good! I like the height but I think with the BL off it will look better.
 
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I got all the IFS parts out today, just need to do some cutting now!
 
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that thing is f^*%#%@ huge
 
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i don't think you'll meet the bumper limit after taking off the BL. as for getting it out of the garage, just air down and drive out.
 
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looking really good
 
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slow but making progress.

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set the front tire under it to see what shes gonna look like

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man, i'm jealous. everyone is doing extensive builds on their trucks. it's gonna look ( 0 )( 0 ).
 
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slow progress, trying to get it done before we see snow.

 
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Thats gonna be BIG!!
 
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got the new radiator core support in today!


old


all cut out


welded in the new one


and done!
 
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