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progress pics 1-22-05

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wraenking, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. wraenking

    wraenking 1/2 ton status

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    i got some more done today. finished the front. put a new drag link in, mounted the fron brake lines (made by a company here to fit to the dana calipers), and reinstalled the sway bar. this will be more of a daily driver, so i decided the sway bar shall stay for now.

    a couple of picsof the rear brake lines. only 1 side hooked up so far. also have to mount the brackets for the emergency brake cable tomorrow.

    more to come.....

    please tell me if i messed up anything real bad. lol

    front.jpg

    draglink.jpg

    lfbrake.jpg

    rfbrake.jpg

    rearbrake1.jpg
     
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    touch up your axle paint ;)
     
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    nice stuff.
     
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    lookin good man :waytogo:
     
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    Man that looks professional! I'm impressed.
     
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    Looks good.

    Couple questions couple comments.

    What is the loose line with fitting on the rear axle pic?
    What are the vice grips holding together?
    With all the new work did you change your axle ujonts? That is a big killer of axleshafts.

    You need to shave that 14bff.
    You need to cut off the excess of the ubolt on the front diff.

    Everything else looks awesome. Wish my truck looked that good.

    Time to wheel it :D

    Harley
     
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    In the 4th pic is that a compression fitting on your hardline on the crossmember?

    Did you torque your u-bolts to 130 ft lbs?



    It all looks real nice. The rear brake lines look good so far too! Keep us updated with more pics. :D





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  8. wraenking

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    loose lline is the line that goes onto the hard line coming form the front. gonna finish the rear lines today.

    vice grips are holding the old line from dripping.


    just got the conversion u joint for the 14 bolt yesterday, going in today.


    wont be too much wheeling with this rig. mostly on the beach and some easy trail riding, so as of now, i wont be shaving the 14 bolt.


    thanks for the suggestion,. i was wondering if the u bolt was too long.
     
  9. wraenking

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    when i bought the truck, the guy had some braje work done, and it looks like a male to male connector.

    havent torqued yet. hopefully my buddy is coming over today with a torque wrench.

    thanks guys
     
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    The ubolts should only have about 1" of thread showing above the nut once torqued down. If it has significantly more then that you need to cut it off. Cutting wheel on an angle grinder works best, but I have done it with a hacksaw before.

    And with a set of 5 leaf Procomp lift springs you probably won't need or want the swaybar. It will just make the ride stiffer and you will feel every crack in the road. A friend of mines dad has a set of 6" procomps in his crewcab and you are lucky if your fillings are still in your teeth after a ride in that.

    Hell my Tuff Country HD's are a 4 leaf pack and they ride plenty stiff without a swaybar, and I have a 180lbs or more of winch and bumper hanging off the front to help cushion the ride.

    Harley
     
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    all my buds are saying ill be on the road more than anything and that it will feel like im flipping over without it? i guess ill try it first and see what happens
     

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