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project nearing completion, driving!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazinzuk, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Here is the stuff I have been working on it is up and driving but we still need to bumpstop the rear lower the front ones about .25 inches tear the bedsides off shorten them and put them on this truck permanantly mount the gas tank build a cage and the rest of the tube work mount a winch and on and on it goes. Well at least it drives now and wheels. Things we need to do soon are rocker skids and clock the t-case and build a skidplate

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  2. justhorsinaround

    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    Interesting exhaust. With my luck I'd be all the time burning my arm on it. Neat idea though.

    Oh yea. Nice lookin and seemingly capable little toy ya got there.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Looks good. Gotta be nice to have it running.
     
  4. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The exhaust is the result of working till 3 or 4 am every morning for 5 days straight(Everything looks good at 4 am). And having a limited amount of materials. But it has actually worked out pretty good after some minor mods we may leave it like that with a flapper on it
     
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    justhorsinaround 3/4 ton status

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    Definately have to have a flapper.
     
  6. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    what length are your shocks and do you like where you put them. thats pretty much where im gonna have to mount mine

    thanks

    Dan
     
  7. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    they are Rancho 9000s 15" travel and yes we like them there. You do have to bumpstop the suspension to keep the shocks from bottoming out, we haven't ran out of down travel yet either. We put them as near to straight up and down because the shock is most effective at that attitude
     
  8. SCOOBYDANNN

    SCOOBYDANNN 1/2 ton status

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    How much of the shaft is showing at ride height. and what leaves are you running

    thanks

    Dan
     
  9. steve_kibbe

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    looks great, I like the rear spring hangers.
     
  10. k5 krawler 50

    k5 krawler 50 1/2 ton status

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    what are the specs on that beast? Looks good.
     
  11. blazinzuk

    blazinzuk Buzzbox voodoo Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    it is an 87 chevy (TBI) truck has a 350 700 208 combo. Axles are a 3/4 ton 14 bolt FF and a 60 from a Dodge truck, 5.13 gears, Detroits both ends, disk brakes all around. Suspension is rear springs from a 85 1 ton with half of the leaves removed and the center pin moved, stock rear hanger custom front, thats the front suspension, rear suspension is rear springs from an 93 chevy half ton with our own mounts springs are 2" inboard. Rancho 9000 shocks with an incab controller all around. Truck started out as a long box, we took 10"s out of the middle of the frame and about 15" off the back. Wheelbase is 120". Front and back of the frame are boxed( we will have the rest boxed by August) Tires are 39.5 swampers on 17" rims.
    Things we still need to do before phase one is complete is, come up with either a flatbed or put the bedsides back on. Rocker skids, rollcage, winch, front and rear bumpers, cut the fender out some more, all the tube work for the back of the truck, put bucket seats in, build a center console, do the body work and paint, a cam and tbi spacer for the motor, tranny cooler and a deep pan, and on and on. We figure phase one will be compete by this October. Then we will start planning phase 2 :D
     

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