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Mmmmmmm knuckle!!! Thing is pretty nice, see yall in the AM
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Hey brenton, i need that Passenger side flat top! Don't get rid of it!

SAS PARTY AT JEY'S TONIGHT, SEE YA THERE
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Well, here it goes.
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good luck guys.......
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Oh snap
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Well, here it goes.

iight 9 hours earlier..i want an update..hows things goin..pics pics pics
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I just got home from over there........

Got there around 9:30 and they had started unbolting the front suspension...

Got is all cut off probably around 3ish, and Jey started weldin on the front spring hanger... He was probably 90% complete on welding it to the truck when i left at about 4:30...

Me and Brenton dismantled the front diff.... found a good way to get the dang spindles off... just beat the knuckle back and forth after heating a lot!!


That's all I got....
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yea i had problems getting my spindles off last week at the shop. i hit it a couple times to free it off the knuckle some, then worked it off with a hammer and chisel. then hit the knuckle a few times and it popped right out of the balljoints.

i want updates, but that means theyd have to stop workin, so keep going. finished pics are better than updates that slow you down.
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sounds great man..i cant wait to see it done..
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Jey was takin a few pics along the way... I've never seen the spindle frozen to the knuckled that bad though, it was pretty stuck!
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Can't wait to see it guys! Besides the knuckles has it been pretty smooth sailing?
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Day 1 progress pictures...and lots of them.

Disassembly...

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Keeping it balanced...

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the HUGE tires brenton's gonna run after the swap.

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bling yet? naw not yet.

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welding yeay yeay

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brenton, cutting away.

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adding gussett's

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o snap

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broken disc, stuck in the metal haha

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nice progress for day 1! cant wait for the next set of pics!
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Nice work guys, you plan on having it done this weekend?
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dang man pics look great..great job guys keep it goin man
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yea is it gonna be done? if not you guys work fast and have accomplished a lot. kudos to all of you
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Lookin' great guys!

Are you gonna have 4wd hooked up this weekend? I'd be really amazed if you did... do you even have the tranny and t-case?

Or is the plan just to get the axle and steering under there now, and worry about another driveshaft another weekend?
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amazing.....so when can i come down and have you nice people down in ga help out with another sas????
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So Jey tell me the truth, how was Brenton dealing with the cold weather last night?

Looking real good, funny we had talked bout the exploding disks earlier in the day and there it is!

Good work on day one progress!!

What kinda of camera is that it takes excellent pictures at night!

Sorry I wasn't of more help to yall yesterday, hope things keep going smoothly!
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Sony cybershot 6mp.

He doesn't have the 4wd tailshaft/housing or the t-case. So this weekend is just getting the suspension and axle/steering set-up and ready to roll.

Well steve, i'm moving to california for ~1.5 years for school in january, so I won't be able to do another one until then. That should give you some time to gather all the parts though .
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hey that ****s starting to look good!!!!!

Brenton what are you going to do with the driverside caliper orr of your IFS suspension?????mine is bent i need one.......
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damn this is goin to be hot when its done
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looks really good, made a lot of progress in just one day....


COLD? its what 60 down there....
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