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Diamond Plate Photo Whore - BACK IN BUSINESS! 3 projects

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, May 29, 2006.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    OK, Boys and Girlies...
    Picked up a Dana60 and I'm back in the truck game... (after a little over a year off)
    I've had this new frame sitting in my driveway for two years now and I'm FINALLY getting my Act together and making some headway. (As you can see I have a couple things already started).

    Last few things on the frame before I start swapping over the motor/drivetrain and making crossmembers was the Rear Shock Tower, Steering Brace and Rear Shackles. I got all three started this weekend... Are you peps ready for the Photo Whoring? :ears:

    First up is the Steering brace.

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    I still need to make some triangulations to the front crossmember that weld to the sides of those back two sleeves... The sleeves I cut to 3" and the bolts are 4"

    More pics to come!
     
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  2. jjlaughner

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    Here's a couple pics of the whole frame up to this point (and my shade... it was 98 degrees and probley 100% humidity...)

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    Next up was the Rear Shackles... I had the EchoBit flip and the Stock shackles... Here's the before and afters with the BellTech raise/lower shackles...

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    STILL MORE COMING!
     
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  3. Chevy305

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    :bow: I HEART DIAMOND PLATE :bow:
     
  4. jjlaughner

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    Rear Shock tower!

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    Rear Tower Part 2
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    More of the WHOLE weekend!
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    THAT IS ALL FOR THIS WEEKEND!
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  6. Chevy305

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    why is this thread so wide!?!?
     
  7. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    Oops, sorry, I was using the picture link since I tried HTML and it showed HTML, I went back through and added spaces between the pics, should pop them all in line! :doah:
     
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    Its fixed now
     
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    Hey JJ, is the diamond plate floored body going on this frame with all the diamond plate on it?
     
  10. joez

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    Glad to see you didnt get rid of project rusty bucket, i think you would have kicked yourself for years if you had. You have alot of time and work into it, i can't wait to see it finished.
     
  11. jjlaughner

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    YUP :waytogo:

    And some more Whoring... :D



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    I have Diamond plate corner gaurds and door skins coming up in a couple weeks!

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    you are a post whore, i think u need help.

    that being said, very sweet!
     
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    not exactly the right way to box a frame but it should work just fine. Cool work, welcome back, though I've noticed you around a bit lately.
     
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    damn you picture whore...lol...looks good...not much into diamond plate, but i like how it looks painted all black...makes it look tough...
     
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    very nice... must be nice to build it from the frame up like that. probably alot easier to do neat things like that rear shock tower :bow:
     
  16. jjlaughner

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    Yeah I've been looking around, I won the axles on Ebay and started playing around the forums, took a couple weeks to arrange pickup/cash, since then I've been a little more frequesnt the past couple weeks. It feels good to be PIC whoring again.

    I didn't do much research into the boxing of the frames, but I was more worried about transfering engery/twisting on the sleeves, once I put some braces in I think it will do what I need. Originally I was going to make a couple 1" strips to run the top and bottom to weld a C over the frame (looking back I probley should have). The frame was only used about a year or two, then the truck sat in a barn till a few years ago, so it has almost ZERO use and very little rust!
     
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    That frame coating looks like Zero Rust! Am I right? If so, used it on my frame too, and I'm very impressed with it!
     
  18. jjlaughner

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    Thats Factory Black. The frame was used only for a year or so then it sat in a barn. The places I've cut and welded I painted with Rust Tough Semi-Flat Black.
     
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    :eek1: :bow: Holly Crap! :bow: :eek1:

    :bow: That diamond plate floor looks flippin' sweet :bow:

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    Explain in detail if you would please...?
     

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