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Best conversion of all.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by makovai, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    After completing my new lift, 3/4 ton, cross steer, 4 wheel disc brakes, and everything else, i added the final touch.

    An 8' door so i can get her in the garage. I got real lucky, i sold my old 7' door and ordered this new 8' and got her installed this morning. Best investment i've made

    Kinda hard to tell in the pics, but i can now just drive her in.


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  2. Chrisblazzer89

    Chrisblazzer89 1/2 ton status

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    KOOL

    NICE first gen.
     
  3. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    haha, thats great.
     
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    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    when my wife and I were going over home designs with our builder the first thing I said I wanted was an 8 foot door on my garage!
     
  5. chevyguybc

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    beautiful 1st gen
     
  6. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    I really really appriciate the compliments on the rig. But its so damn cold out there i haven't shown much interest in it lately. I'm gonna do some final alignments of the new door tommorow and in out of the cold she comes.

    My 3/4 ton conversion is mostly finished but i need to tidy up a few things. I still haven't built my upper mounts for my dual shocks in the rear, and im gonna build some torque bars for it as well. This new door is a huge help for me to be able to accomplish all this.
     
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    you are an animal! I can't believe you got that in already!
     
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    Hey Makovai,

    What was the outcome with your brakes? Ever get them bled and solid?

    Manny
     
  9. makovai

    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    LOL......too cold. We aren't even getting above freezing lately. I really needed this new door so i can start trouble shooting my brakes as well as other issues. I really really hate this time of year.

    To top it off i have brake issues with my dailey driver as well. The steering wheel shakes really bad when i brake. I think one side is locking harder than the other or something like that.
     
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    chevyguybc 1/2 ton status

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    sounds like a warped rotor and or sticking caliper
     
  11. AKbigsub

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    Shoot, I swapped my 14BFF into the burb in the driveway with the temp @ 10 deg. F. It snowed four inches in the four hours it took to do the job. Just dress for it and it's all good ;) . But I do envy y'all with a garage :bow: :bow: .

    (Here's some pics to prove it:)
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  12. IGOR

    IGOR 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Geez - now that's crazy! Although I bet you are used to it somewhat living up there
     
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    hell, big83chevy4x4 and i installed a 12 bolt in knee deep snow a couple years back.
     
  14. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yeah, i'm anxious as he!! to get my rig lifted with new rubber, etc, but i'm also dreading the day cuz no more indoor parking.... time to add a carport at least..
     
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    I plan on having my rig on spare rims to get it in my garage so I can work on it.
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yeah, with my lift, if i throw these 32's back on, i'll just be able to get it in after..

    but thats definitely one of those "i'm only gonna do it when i REALLY need to" kinda things...

    oh, and good morning...
     
  17. makovai

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    been there, done that. :D

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    makovai 1/2 ton status

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    You have alot more motivation than I do. Maybe when i was younger, but my old bones just aren't what they used to be.
     
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    Shoot, you're only two years older I. As for motivation, I can procrastinate with the best of them. The only reason I did the swap in the driveway was that I had the front re-geared to 4.10's and had to get the rear end changed so I could do our New Years run.
     
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    is there rubber in those rims?? looks like a black ring inbetween the outer edges.
     

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