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Got a little somthing from Jesse today

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Desert Rat, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Expected it in gray since that is the color on the HAD web site, but I'm pleased nonetheless....

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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    nice.. :thumb:

    have a feeling i'll be calling him soon since i decided on 6 out back as opposed to 4"...
     
  3. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    He was easy to work with and despite his busy schedule, answered any questions I had. I can't wait to put it in tomorrow.
     
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  5. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Oh, and I got another treat yesterday that I put on today, 5 Goodyear MTR 315/75r16's on 16x10 steelies......:woot:



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    I'll be placing my order this weekend :D
     
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    I always wanted too paint my driveshafts like a barbers pole. I think that would look kewl.
     
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    She's lookin' good, Doug ... you gonna wheel that thing someday? :haha:

    I should talk, mind you... but my build has been quicker than yours, unless you count the divorce and moving twice! :D

    -- A
     
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    *Drooling*...if you don't mind me asking, what does something like that run ya?
     
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    specs? Nice rig:)
     
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    Make sure you line up the painted yellow sides of the flange and the cv. I had them 180 degrees backwards and got some prety bad vibes at high speeds. A call to Jesse resulted in me realizing how dumb I am and he told me that they balance the flange with the shaft and put the paint on to index it.
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    This project has been a long time coming. I'm down to just a few projects left.

    1. Get a front driveline built and in
    2. Get the power steering pump better aligned
    3. Get the exhaust finished out back since I had to sawzall it for the 45 gallon gas tank project
    4. Alignment
    5. Rear disk e-brake cables finished
    6. Power bleed brakes

    Once these are done, I planned on making a post on my experiences in building the rig up with all the parts listed and my opinons on what I'd do the same, and what I'd do different. To be sure this site has been a wealth of information, but I have made mistakes along the way. At one point I had 2 74's and my 76 all on the side yard in various states of assembly. Now I'm at least down to just one 74 (for sale soon) and my keeper 76.
     
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    My old '79 K10's driveshaft was painted that way when I bought it, but then a u-joint broke and the driveshaft was no more.:(
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    About six bills
     
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    Alrighty, thanks! Lots of cash but looks like an excellent product.
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Here are a couple of better shots. This project has been a long time coming and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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    very nice bumbers... i like.... who did them?

    got me second guessing my tube plans...
     
  18. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Front and back are 4x4Iron bumpers. I seriously considered doing their tube front, but opted to keep the similar look front and back. I painted them with rattlecan lawn furniture crinkle finish flat black. I think it was Rustoleum textured finish but I'll have to look. In retrospect though, I might've considered going with a good semi-gloss black powder coat. I was in a hurry then, but the project has taken longer than expected. I'll run them as is for a while and see if I want to pull them off and powdercoat later.

    More pictures of my project here: http://community.webshots.com/user/douglasgrant
     

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