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Pics of my progress on the "Beater Truck"

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigOrange90Jimmy, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Ignition Switch!
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    Got the CB mounted up.
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    Drive flanges on the D44.
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    Just different angles of the truck. Nevermind the uber-huge dent in the driver's door. Got mangled in the cab installation process.......I don't really care.
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    looks like its comming along very nice...what plans do you have for the front of it?
     
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    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    over my X-mas break I plan to narrow the front, and boatside the cab.
     
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    Are you going to do anything else with the filler neck? Looks like it could use some more protection
     
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    Whatcha mean? Ideas please!
     
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    I don't know dude. It just kinda scares me out in the open like that. All I can think of is it getting mangled by a tree limb or slinging a limb up into it with a quick wheel spin. Maybe another vertical brace right infront of the filler cap down to the frame and build a little cage for the cell. Atleast infront of it.
     
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    I don't know either. It sits level with the frame, inside the rear tire about a foot. I may work on something for it during Thanksgiving break. Right now, I'm just trying to get it running. Every time I go home, people say they will come to help me, but they never show.
     
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    I like the battery disconnect/starter switch idea....:thinking: Outta site,outta mind...
     
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    Well if I was closer I'd come help but since I'm not, heres some ideas.
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    x2, nice job man.
     
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    The first pic you chopped, that's actually where I'm putting the spare. :D I just have to get home and spend some time on the mount. This cage isn't permanent though. I'm going to redo it, only this time it will go from the bed, through the cab, and into the engine compartment. I need to get my body like I want it before I do all of that though.
     
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