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Progress pics of my project

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Masher, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. Masher

    Masher 1/2 ton status

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    It's taken more time and money than I had planned, but here a couple pics of my project. Thanks to everyone here who has helped me out so far!! I'm sure I'll need more.
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    Now I'm just waiting on the Driveshafts, shocks, and WTO hydro. Can't wait to go get it dirty!
     
  2. willyswanter

    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That truck is tall! What brand/height springs front and rear?

    Whats it being built to do?
     
  3. OL14BLAZ

    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    Yea, what's the specs on it??


    Looks good so far. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif


    Eric
     
  4. Masher

    Masher 1/2 ton status

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    Sorry forgot the specs /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif

    Here they are:

    1996 GMC Z-71
    HP Dana 60 front with 5.13's and Detroit
    14FF with 5.13's and Detroit
    ORU SFA Kit
    10" Superlift(Superstiff) Front Springs
    5.5" Skyjacker Rear Springs
    Echobit Shackle flip and 6" shackles
    Greasable bushings everywhere but Front rear shackle mount
    4-wheel Disc
    241 SYE kit

    Hopefully here this week:

    Front and rear driveshafts from HighAngle
    WTO Hydro assist
    Bilstein 5150 14" shocks

    I built the truck mainly to get rid of the POS Pro-Comp IFS lift I had on there. Plus to have something that nobody else around here has. Here in Michigan about the only thing is sand, mud and hills; no rocks close by that I know of /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif Plus it should be fun to watch my buddies try to keep up! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. willyswanter

    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Oh yeah thats where I know your name from! I sold you the skyjacker rears.

    Anywho, I still stand by my statement, thats a tall truck!
     
  6. Blaze

    Blaze 1/2 ton status

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    Damn, that is a good looking truck. I want to do that to my Yukon. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  7. Calclips

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    Thats a bad machine you got there... I like it.
     
  8. BorregoK5

    BorregoK5 1/2 ton status

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    Thats looking really nice! I just saw the ORU SFA kit this last weekend on a 96 Tahoe (np205 / passenger side drop) and it looked really good. I'm very eager to hear how the back end rides for you! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  9. 96chevysfa

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    that truck is looking sweet. i wonder how the 5150's are gonna do, i was gonna get them, but then borrengo and blazinair talked me into the 2.0's! get some more pics of the truck once u get it done, looks to me like u went the expensive/right route with this truck /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    96chevysfa 1/2 ton status

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    i just noticed the size of the spacer on ur steering arm, that thing is huge, watch out for it dude, i had alot of trouble with even a small 1" spacer, check for play once u get the draglink.
     
  11. Masher

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    Thanks for the kind replies everyone /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I have also heard of some people having problems with their steering blocks and it has me a little worried. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif I was thinking of actually welding the arm to the block. 96chevysfa where did you see the play in your setup and how did you remedy it??
     
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    96chevysfa 1/2 ton status

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    the leverage on the arm was enough to make the arm swing with the leverage from the stering box, the 1/2" studs were twisting. and eventually 2 broke off while on the highway. i ended up retapping to 5/8" and removed the spacer.
     
  13. 89K1500Chevy

    89K1500Chevy 1/2 ton status

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    OMG BADASS /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif that sums it all up BADASS damn that must have cost a lot of money you wouldnt happen to still have that pos 6in susp. lift would you??? i need some more lift cheap for now then later on i want a sfa swap......
     
  14. BorregoK5

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    As 96chevysfa said, watch out for that spacer and definately weld it to the arm for safety as many people are doing these days. If your adding hydrasteer, at least you'll have a back up should it break so you will still have steering capability.
     
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    damn thats sort of rekindling my want for a SFA, everyone seems to say it costs more than anticipated.
     
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    Doesn't everything we do to our rigs wind up that way.



    Eric
     
  17. Masher

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    Sorry already sold the 6" Pro-Comp lift.

    It sure did add up to be more than I thought, but I planned on doing it right. I figured if I had it tore apart now was the time to do it, then I wouldn't have to worry about having to do this and that later. Now I can just wheel it till it brakes then fix it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    thats a REALLY nice truck... but isent that a F*rd axle? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  19. Masher

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    No its a Dana Axle!
     
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    That's a nice rig, man. I always like to see a SFA conversion on later model Chevys.

    Will
     

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