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rear truss design ideas

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jonny-K5, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. Jonny-K5

    Jonny-K5 1/2 ton status

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    im moving this post to a new thread, rear axle is ever so slightly bowed. i want to straighten it out and strenghten it up some. here is the post


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    Thats what I did when I built that, jacked the truck under the diff to kinda load the tubes, not sure if that really helped, mine was not bent though. That triangle would go right through my gas tank, stock configuration would not matter though. Have fun building it, post pics! :)
     
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    how far back is your axle? thanks for the pic by the way :D
     
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    Its not so much how far back the axle is, but how far forward the back of the rig is, I chopped 7 inches out of it. :D Moved everything forward to accomodate.

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    ohhh ic.pretty cool

    ttt, anyone have any comments?
     
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    I like these or even this set up would be kewl.
     
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    M.O.O. makes some cool stuff. i want to build this one myself tho. im leaning towards the third pic. something along those lines anyway.
     
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    ttt anyone? :thinking:
     

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