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another front end narrow post...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BOWTIE, May 27, 2004.

  1. BOWTIE

    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    just finished this one up for a buddy of mine..

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    i wish i was rolling on 44s /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif

    more pics
    http://www.texas4x4.org/gallery/album129
     
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    After this past weekend, I am thinking of removing the whole front clip and just tubing it out. Oh yeah the rear clip needs to jet chopped as well on my rig.
     
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    BTW, nice job on the narrowing. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. Bhintz

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    damn thats a good looking rig /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif and can we get on specs on it
     
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    damn thats a good looking rig /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif and can we get on specs on it

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    I agree and definitely need specs. Lift specs especially.
     
  6. 84gmcjimmy

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    That looks realy nice! We want specs! /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    I wish one of you guys would do a full blown write up with tons of pics. I would love to see how you tweeking those fenders without creasing them. That rig looks bad ass!! I wonder what a burban would look like with that done?
     
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    ... now that just looks BAD ASS!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Man, Johns rig sure has come a long way... hey those axles look familiar! /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
  10. BOWTIE

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    rig's an 87 its got the tbi 350, 700r, 208 case. d60 - 14ff with discs and 5.13s, lockers front and rear. ord crossover, rockrod, and hydro assist. 1350 shafts.

    suspension for the front he's using a set of 8" skyjackers with a spring removed and a azkickin offset degree shim to move the axle forward 1-1/2". the rear he's using a set of echobit flips, 6" skjacker springs with the overload and a spring removed, and a custom 1/2 azkickin offset blocks to move the axle back 1-1/2".

    and prolly more stuff i don't know about.. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    truck's not done, are they ever, it still needs a set of lights a front bumper and a winch mount.. oh yeah, tapered rear. /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif /forums/images/graemlins/weld.gif

    jon - if you read this please correct me if i'm wrong..
     
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    I wish one of you guys would do a full blown write up with tons of pics. I would love to see how you tweeking those fenders without creasing them. That rig looks bad ass!! I wonder what a burban would look like with that done?

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    i was planning on doing that with this one, but with the quick turn around i didn't take the time to take pictures..
     
  12. BOWTIE

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    BTW, nice job on the narrowing. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    thanks!!

    BTW i received the pics you sent me.. i just haven't had time to update the site. thanks again..
     
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    tire size? look at least to be 42's but its hard to tell. OH duh I just read the first post again. 44's. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    oh forgot

    44's mounted on 16.5x12 trailreadys
     
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    so he is running around 8" of lift then. That's nice. you did a good job. How are you handling the hood length issue?
     
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    hood length, what i've done with that is pushed back the rad support so that it is even with the fenders. take my measurements and cutoff the sides to fit. i then cut about 1 1/2 to 2" depending on truck off the back side of the hood. that allows the hood to move back so it's even with the grill and fenders.. with doing that you lose the hinges, so i went with hood pins.

    one thing if you can tell from the pics is that the lower lip of the front of the hood could use a trim so that the hood can sit level with the fenders..

    i'm gonna leave that up to the owner and see what he wants to do..
     
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    You are getting good with this narrowing stuff. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I was looking at the same problem with the hood. I semi compensated by moving the fenders up slightly. I think it might have been easier to stop the cutting right before the hood line. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    I kept the back of my hood intact and the front I actually cut 2 to 3 inches from the hood right behind the radius of the front of the hood. Then welded it all back together. You might not be able to do that without the tilt option.
     

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