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I think it is to be run perpendicular to the truck and over the rear end like some older cars, vette I think had a sideways mono leaf.
haha, i was wanting to do some trick setup with a transverse leaf spring up front.. that woulda been pretty neat.
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What leaves are they? Skyjacker?
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Got a little more done tonight.

Got the hub out and knuckle off. Thanks for the help.



Ball joints coming out. Used a socket and a sledge-o-matic.



Lower control arms removed.




Front diff. removed. Gotta change fluid and get bracket welded before I reinstall.



Finally started to install stuff.




I should of ordered balljoints and tie rod ends a week ago. But they got ordered tonight.

Well it's beer thirty, so more to come tommorrow.

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Front and rear crossmembers installed.



Compression bars.


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it's really too bad you aren't doing this outside....justprior to installing of the crossmembers would have been a perfect time to hot water pressure wash that bottom end and repaint/undercoat that bia!

quick tip....you did change that front diff fluid while it was out right?
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I know it, I was thinking the same thing. I did take a brush and wet rag to the areas that are going to be covered by the brackets. I'll just have to wait til its rolling to get the underneath all clean and painted.

I'm gonna be changing the fluid. I have yet to reinstall it, I've got to get that bracket gusseted up first.

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Sweet!!
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Man that things gonna be a beast, your making wanna spend my money more and more...
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Man that things gonna be a beast, your making wanna spend my money more and more...
I need to stop spending. After getting all new ball joints and tie rod ends I'm about tapped out. lol
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Brought my diff. bracket to work today. Gotta weld on a gusset.

We've got 1/8"-1/4" material here at work. I'm thinking just use the 1/4". What thickness would you recommend if more then a 1/4"?

Something like this, not mine.

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those pics appear to be 1/4....i believe my superlift has 1/4 reinforcement as well....that would work just fine. I'd go 5/16 but that's just me.
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Ball joints and TREs came today. I didn't realize how wore out/loose my old stuff was until I got a hold of the new stuff. They didn't tell me I had to assemble the uppers. :( But anyways..

Also picked up some some more gear oil-Lucas 80W90, LS additive, and gasket maker. That Royal Purple was like $16 a bottle...damn. So now I can finally get back to work.
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Sounds good man
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I had a VERY similar box shipped to my house JUST like that! lol. Let me guess....rockauto?
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I had a VERY similar box shipped to my house JUST like that! lol. Let me guess....rockauto?
Yezzir!

Got the gusset welded on my diff. bracket this morning and got some pipe to press in my ball joints. So hopefully I can get the front end finished up this weekend.
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Its getting there!
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Dude looking good so far! You're really tempting me! If I had the cash it think an RCD would've JUST been ordered! :(
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looks good so far
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Forgot to ask this earlier.

What the hell is this dust shield they're talking about, steps 12-13. I don't see it on my knuckles and I'm kinda stuck on this step.

Anyone have an idea?

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i didnt use the dust shield on mine

it didnt line up

nice install i did mine in a day it was a very long day tho!
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i didnt use the dust shield on mine

it didnt line up

nice install i did mine in a day it was a very long day tho!
You didn't have any problems not using it?


I've been working on it for about 2 weeks, but have really only put in about 6-8 hrs. lol
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I never used the dust shields either. waste IMO, all they do is trap mud.
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I never used the dust shields either. waste IMO, all they do is trap mud.
I didnt use mine either.
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Cam washers???

The hole is not round and I can't get the bolt through enough to engage the threads in the bolt. Did you guys use them?

There is no difference in the thickness of the stock washer deal and the new alignment cam. Do you really need them?




That's as far as it will go. I'm don't want to screw up the threads by forcing it through.
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Some progress today.

Diff bracket w/ gusset and piece of pipe to press in ball joint.



Changed front diff fluid.
Boxes for jackstands. lol



Before I cleaned it all up. I put a little too much silicone on there.


Diff. bracket installed.


Upper control arm gone. Got new ones from moog.


Relocated bump stop.


Lower control arms with shock mounts. I broke a new bolt installing these. Gotta get a new one.

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