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Some flex pics, flame away

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by olskool, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. olskool

    olskool 1/2 ton status

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    Here are some flex pics from my budget re-drilled 52" springs, raised steering arm and homemade shackle flip lift. I'm amazed with the flex that I got. Go ahead and flame away (about my lift).

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    b454rat 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I'd say it flexes pretty good. Nice looking truck...
     
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    No flaming here. Nice looking truck!
     
  4. clarkjw24

    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    How hard was it to redrill the packs? What did you use and method?
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    No flame, but is the steering hooked up? Are you going crossover?
     
  6. clarkjw24

    clarkjw24 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I believe thats why he redrilled the spring pack, not to move his axle forward and not "have" to run crossover.


    BTW, it stormed like a mofo here.
     
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    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Yes details on everything involved with the re-drilling. Also, do you have any pics of the shackle mounts and front spring mounts?

    Thanks
     
  8. olskool

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    Well, I will post up close up picks of everything I did for this lift when I get back. If you look at the background of these pics you will see bouys in the back ground, I'm in the U. S. Coast Guard and will be getting underway for the next week and a half. I am on a very tight budget and this is the only reason I went the cheap route on this truck (at least until more funds come in). It cost me about $250-$300 for the shocks, brake lines, steering arm and misc...(vent tubes, grade 8 bolts, etc.....). It doesn't have crossover steering yet, but I'm waiting on a re-enlistment bonus to add all of the fun stuff. Anyways the reason I said "flame away" was that I redrilled the springs so that I didn't have to go crossover steering right away, and made a homemade shackle flip out of my original hangers. I will go into detail later, but the way I redrilled the springs was to use a 1/8th pilot hole, 3/8 main hole and a DRILL DOCTOR. I know that average people want to read that someone else did the same thing that they wanted to do but were afraid to admit. So as I said again flame away, but know that I do not use this rig on the street, it is strictly for off pavement trails only, and if you do get it crossed up like the pics, you will not be able to turn the wheels at all, the drag link will be straight up and down.
     
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    looks good man, with the addition of crossover, it should be a really capable machine.
     
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    with that kind of flex i recommend x-over steering.

    very nice
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Looks great. :waytogo:
     
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    lack of crossover is the only reason I would flame but you know you need it so it looks good man.
     
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    "flame away".......hah, yeah right!!
    That's some good fullsize flex.
    Seriously, with that much flex, your gonna want crossover steering.
     
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    Whats does redrilling the springs do?
     
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    Nice flex, thats a sharp looking rig too. My thought is no one will flame about your flex...so what the hell heres a couple of me "flexing" back in highschool :doah: :doah: :doah: :doah: :doah: :doah: :doah: :doah: :doah:


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    FLAME ON


    Thank God CK5 Saved Me
     
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    Drill Doctor, as in the bit sharpener thing? We have one at the shop and it ain't worth a velvet picture of a whale and a dolphin gettin it on.
     
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    Thanks Zen. See sig.
     
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    you aren't using it right...

    My dad has one, I can't use it for ****. But he can use it and sharpne bits like brand new.
     
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    IIRC that's a line from Talladega Nights, not Zen. :rolleyes:
     
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    Ok, here's some close-ups and a price list of what this lift cost me.

    3/8"x1 1/4" bar for front shackles (7 1/4" centered on holes) - $10.00
    52's" birthday present from wife that she swindled from a buddy of mine
    front brake line extensions- '75 maverick front drum brake lines- $21.00 ea
    raised steering arm- WFO products- $75.00
    f250 shock towers- WFO products- $20.00 ea
    gabriel shocks- 4" lift for '73-'87- $120.00 for all
    assorted grade 8 bolts for everything- $50.00
    rear brake line- 4" lift for '73-'87- $16.00

    I could have gone with a kit for about the same price and a lot less work but the only money I wasted was for the raised steering arm. Everything else I would have needed for the 52" with crossover steering anyways (which will be coming soon as well as a legit shackle flip, zero rates for the front and 38's). I would have never guessed that I would get this much flex out of this lift. I always saw all these pics on CK5 and wished my rig would flex like theirs. Although It's not anywhere close to being finished, I am completely satisfied with the outcome. And thanks to all the CK5'ers for letting me lurk and get new ideas. I love this site.

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