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my winter project is now my current project *NEW* UPDATED

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

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    Matt gave me a clean frame and Jon drug it back here from Ill this last weekend!

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    So I'm going toss the lift on this frame, swap the EFI tank over to it and start bolting in the 3/4ton stuff that sitting in the garage.
    So far I have:
    -echobit flip and 56" rear springs flipped to push the rear axle back 3"
    -52" spring currently on rear of the new frame will be moved up front
    -ford towers
    -14bolt with open and 5.13's, have everything except brackets for disk swap
    -10bolt, 5.13's open, 8lug swap parts thanks to JK5 and hooiserK1500 for parts!
    -2wd steering box from an 89 burb (still need the pitman arm)
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    still need a few parts here and there but I'll figure out something!

    anyhow, here's another pic for fun!
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    I'll have a huge list of people on here that I have got parts from! Thanks to all of ya /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  2. BlazerGuy

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    Re: Thanks to MATT and JON my winter project has become my current project

    Now get crackin! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  3. 84gmcjimmy

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    Re: Thanks to MATT and JON my winter project has become my current project

    Awesome /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif How long before you get this rig wheeling? When you do, tell me how the reversed 56's work out. I am still /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif on it /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Re: Thanks to MATT and JON my winter project has become my current project

    Glad to see that you finally have a frame that isn't perforated! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Thanks to MATT and JON my winter project has become my current project

    That frame looks really clean for this area.

    Looks like some rotors need some machining. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. jjlaughner

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    Re: Thanks to MATT and JON my winter project has become my current project

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    perforated! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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  7. jjlaughner

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    Re: Thanks to MATT and JON my winter project has become my current project

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    That frame looks really clean for this area.

    Looks like some rotors need some machining. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    YEP! I'll have all four of those machined, hopefully two of them are good, if all four are usuable I'll do the 14bolt disk brake swap.
     
  8. jjlaughner

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    Re: Thanks to MATT and JON my winter project has become my current project

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    Awesome /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif How long before you get this rig wheeling? When you do, tell me how the reversed 56's work out. I am still /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif on it /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

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    BY THE END OF THE MONTH.... it WILL be a rolling chassie.
    Hopefully the motor tranny swap will go ok, I'm going to do alot of cleanup when it goes on to the other frame so I'll have wait till I find a couple hundred bucks for filters, tune up parts and paints, oils and stuff (lots of paint).

    Once everything gets swapped over I'm hoping to make a couple fall runs :fingers crossed:
     
  9. jjlaughner

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    Re: Thanks to MATT and JON my winter project has become my current project

    got all but two of the spring eye bolts out by hand today before it started raining. I'm going to get the echobit flip and 56's put on tomorrow if its not raining.
    then I need to regear the 14bolt later this week and toss it under (got to find some 14bolt spring plates and ubolts though).

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    Theres actually a SOLID bushing mount holder there!!!! you MidWest guys know what I'm talkin bout /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
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    I couldn't believe all the bushings and stuff are still plyable and rubbery
     
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    Re: Thanks to MATT and JON my winter project has become my current project

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    Hey, what's the blue metallic tool that looks like a solder sucker?

    -- A
     
  11. jjlaughner

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    Re: Thanks to MATT and JON my winter project has become my current project

    only thing blue in there is the channel locks /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Re: Thanks to MATT and JON my winter project has become my current project

    Are you talking about the Handle of the hack-saw? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif


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    rear 56's are on and I'm doing a search now for a starting length on my 52" front spring shackles /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    Re: Thanks to MATT and JON my winter project has become my current project

    56's are on with the rear flip
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    welded in my spacers for the front spring hangers
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    the front brackets dont fit moved forward with my bunper brackets
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    Without the bumper on here's what it looks like
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    SO, I cut the bottom of the bumper brackets back a little bit, I just need to figure out how to brace the front of the spring hanger. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: Thanks to MATT and JON my winter project has become my current project

    Jeremiah,
    I'd weld a 2x2 or 2x4 across side to side inside the frame. With some gussets those front mounts aren't going any where. I just wanted to let you know that I helped on a similar conversion and we had to lower the front mounts for a better pinion angle! Pending length of shackles so don't weld anything until until you see your mockup complete. I have an empty front housing you could use for mockup.

    I know you wish you had a real job! But seeing you work on your projects, I wish I could be outside about right now. Work sucks but it pays the bills.....-Mark
     
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    Re: Thanks to MATT and JON my winter project has become my current project

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    we had to lower the front mounts for a better pinion angle!

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    Yep same here!


    Once I get a couple bucks I'll go rob the new scrap pile at the local steel place for steel for shackles and front crossmember, I want to make a new engine crossmember also.

    I was thinking about using a section of 1"x3" square tube and welding some tabs/brackets to it and bolting that to the frame and then tack welding it. If I had another set of 56" springs I'd build the spring hangers into the front bumper and use the long side forward /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    How did you modify the rear spring hangar to flip the shackle?
     
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    Echobits old shackle flip. They are out of business now, but there is guy selling them on ebay. Its a very easy bolt on item.

    my post about the rear setup... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Do yourself a favor while the frame is like that. Knock out all the rivets in the front most crossmember and replace them with bolts and nuts.
     
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    Just for shits and giggles while I got it sitting flat in the driveway I might weld in some of the extra holes /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif I hate to look at custom stuff and see 10doz extra holes. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
    I've been thinking about popping the rivets out and replacing them with 3/8's grade 8 bolts and lock nuts /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif I might go ahead and do that /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif


    I'm having problems coming up with a front crossmember for these front springs.
     
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    :haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha::haha: TWO YEARS LATER.... I'm still working on it!, its not moved that same spot! :doah:
     

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