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been making really good progress on the truck lately...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by yunit, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Well I got the new springs in not to long ago. The fronts are 6" alcan springs that are 2" longer, making the spring 49" eye to eye and the center pin is 23.5" from the front eye. I switched around the spring hanger's to move the spring & axle 2" forward. This will improve my approach angle and also help keep the tire away from the firewall. My new bumper will be right at the frame horn, giving me about an 80 degree approach. Oh yeah, the future winch will be recessed into the grill; moving the radiator back as well.
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    For the rear I got a 2" alcan spring that is 57" like the ford's but moved the rear axle back 3" to help with departure and give me a little more driveshaft for the doubler. The 2" lift was not enough so I installed some 2" extended shackles to raise the rear and the rear really softened up with the extra shackle travel.
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    I installed my new Sky crossover steering arm last week with the ORD dropped draglink I got from THEGENERAl. Plus, I installed the hydroboost setup, power steering pump, and 2wd steering box with dropped pitman arm I got from THEGENERAL as well.
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    On this past Thursday I installed my worked th400 with manual valve body. Than today I installed the Doubler; this thing is too damn sweet.
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    I will be getting my Art Carr shifter this week, 8 degree shims for the front axle, tube for my rock rod, dual electric fans for the radiator, and ordering driveshafts from high angle. There is defintely more, but I am tired and hungry. I'll edit the post later on.
     
  2. RustBuket

    RustBuket 1/2 ton status

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    Wow, you're really moving along with that project. I wish my truck was that sweet. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. CHEVY 4WD

    CHEVY 4WD 1/2 ton status

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  4. yeild2me

    yeild2me 1/2 ton status

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    Pete...

    Your truck is really comin' along nice!!

    What are your "engine" plans??

    Mine is close to 180000 and is a little tired. That will be my next mod, second to gettin' the rear suspension and exo-cage done.


    Rob
     
  5. Confedneck

    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    SWEET!! hey where can i get ubolts like you got on the front in the crossover picture?
     
  6. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Pete...

    Your truck is really comin' along nice!!

    What are your "engine" plans??

    Mine is close to 180000 and is a little tired. That will be my next mod, second to gettin' the rear suspension and exo-cage done.


    Rob

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    It will stay stock for the most part, I will add little helpers to it as I go along, no big block plans!
     
  7. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    spring pack is welded to the carrier. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  8. Confedneck

    Confedneck 3/4 ton status

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    lol lol, sharp rig for sure...
     
  9. 84k5

    84k5 1/2 ton status

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    What did you use to cut the fenders?? Looks like they came out clean.
     
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    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    Looking great Can't wait to hear how though Alcan springs perform. /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif



    Eric
     
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    Bullet 1/2 ton status

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    Man I love that is one sweet K5. Are you relocating the radiator to another place, or just moving it back a couple of inches?
     
  12. Grim-Reaper

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    Box those shackles. Both Dep and Keith wer running them and folded them up.

    Looks good
     
  13. yunit

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    What did you use to cut the fenders?? Looks like they came out clean.

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    Air Recipricating Saw, coolest little tool.
     
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    Man I love that is one sweet K5. Are you relocating the radiator to another place, or just moving it back a couple of inches?

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    Just moving back enough to recess the winch.
     
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    Box those shackles. Both Dep and Keith wer running them and folded them up.

    Looks good


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    Good looking out Grim. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I will box them up this week.
     
  16. zakk

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    why did you do the rear suspension the way you did?

    some guys have had problems with breaking springs with simular set-ups (Scoobydan comes to mind)

    have you take provisions against the negitive arch?
     
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    why did you do the rear suspension the way you did?

    some guys have had problems with breaking springs with simular set-ups (Scoobydan comes to mind)

    have you take provisions against the negitive arch?

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    i had no other choice, i was not sending the springs back to get re-arced. if i have issues than i will send them back to alcan to get some more lift out of them. no, i have not taken any provisions. i am hoping to install some type of track bar setup before i go on the UCP ride, cause is it a long ride and i will be putting a pounding on the rig.

    didn't he break a set of ford's? i just sold a set of those and i could probably break them with my hands.
     
  18. RClivin

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    those fenders are so smooth I thought they werent even cut at first,

    Also that dose it mean when you all talk about boxing the shackles?
     
  19. SF87K5

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    Nice work. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif Is there a way you can get a pic of the inside of your finders? I am going to be cutting mine next weekend and was woundering how close you got to the inner well.
     
  20. zakk

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    Yes they were fords, but with the negitive arch your going to see, it still might be a problem.

    the track bar does help with the 57's. Marv has one in his kits. keep us posted on how you do yours.
     

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