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Top secret build plans exposed!!!! (tons of pics)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Paxx, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    I'm sure a few people have been wondering what's been going on with my build so I figure I can let you guys see a bit of progress.

    This build up started with about 3 years of research and planning and it finally got to the point where I had to take it to a fabrication shop to do all the major fab work. So here goes..


    The list so far..

    3 link front with a panhard bar w/14” King coilovers
    Dual triangulated 4 link rear w/16” King coilovers
    All upper links are 2” .250 wall
    All lower links are 2.5” .375 wall :eek1:
    1 ¾” Evolution heim joints
    Wheelbase extended to 119.5”
    42” Iroks on H2 rims
    Rear disc conversion
    Axle trusses
    NWF flanges
    35 spline chromo stub shafts
    5.13 cogs
    Dynatrac diff covers
    Shaved 14bolt
    Front shaft is 1410 - 1410 .120 wall, 20” slip
    Rear shaft is 1350cv - 1410 .250 wall, 20” slip
    T-case parking brake
    NWF 203/205 doubler kit clocked flat w/ all 32 spline upgrades
    Cable shifters for triple stick shifter
    Perfectly flat belly skid plate
    Rebuilt hydro 465
    Mastercraft prerunner seats for the front
    PRP seats for the rear
    5 Point harnesses all around
    Custom fuel cell
    Custom bumpers tied into fender flares tied into boatsiding
    Warn 12000lb winch
    Synthetic winch line
    Aluminium fairlead
    In cab winch controls
    Added a front detroit
    Cross-over and reverse high-steer
    PSC Hydro assist, steering box, high flow pump and resevoir
    Triple optima yellow top batteries

    So that’s what’s paid for and this is what is still to come..

    Ram-jet 502 (502hp and 565lb/ft of torque)
    Luk Pro-Gold clutch
    Full Cage
    Full convertible conversion
    Soft-top
    Truck tailgate
    Chromo inners
    CTM’s
    Custom dash
    Full assortment of autometer gauges
    OBA
    On-board Welder
    HID lights
    Hydro Bumps

    I’m sure I’ve forgotten some of the stuff but you get the idea.

    I'll add the pics to the next post.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2006
  2. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    where are the pics? a list is nothing.
     
  3. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    Pics

    No particular order on the pics

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    Links hanging

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    sick front 60. Notice the reverse hi-steer :D

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    Dual cases clocked completely flat above the framerails.

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    Major hacking for the rear tubbing

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    Good pic of the reverse mounted tie-rod

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    Drivetrain is removed through the floor now.
     
  4. jms

    jms 1/2 ton status Author

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    Max, good to hear from you, we missed you in October. So, when you're all done, will she still be Brown Betty?
     
  5. UseYourBlinker

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    Nice.. Good work! :wink1:
     
  6. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    More pics

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    Rear shaft compressed

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    Rear shaft extended

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    16" travel, king tripple rate coilovers

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    Rear links in place. disc rotors on.
     
  7. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    Don't take this the wrong way, but I'm genuinely curious how you pay for all this? I know how the doubler worked. :wink1:

    The build up sounds awsome! You'll have a sic truck when its done, especially since it sounds like you're keeping the K5 sheetmetal.
     
  8. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    Sweet Pics

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    The truck is on a hoist but this is 1" past full droop in the rear. We flexed it all out and came to the conclusion that we could have used a 24" travel shock in the rear. We're gonna stick with the 16" for now and see is I really end up needing the extra 2' of travel lol.

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    The rear truss and dual triangulated 4 link.

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    Same as above with the truck on the hoist. Yes the tires are on backwards but its not permanent. :wink1:

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    Front 3 link. No panhard installed in the pic.

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    straight on pic
     
  9. jms

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    By the way, Claudia sez hi, and this is all cool, but have you replaced that hacksawed bolt in the clutch linkage? :D
     
  10. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    He sells drugs...









































    :haha: :haha:

    Kidding of course. As far as I know he is pulling down some serious cash working in the Alberta Oil patch. Hard work, big money...cool toys.

    Rene
     
  11. Paxx

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    Even more pics

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    Hacking for the rear wrap around bumper

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    Frame chopped and notched for tight fitting rear bumper

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    Very tight fitting rear bumper lol :D

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    Starting to come together

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    Check out the sick departure angle I have now.

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    Custom license plate:D :D :D
     
  12. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    last of the pics

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    Rockers chopped for the boatsiding

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    Making the final fender cuts in the rear

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    No rockers

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    Final fender cut complete

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    New tube fenders a prp seat and my old 36's
     
  13. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Who's shop is that Max? Looks a lot like NorthWest Fab...I swear I saw a pic of Jordan in one of the first pic's. :D

    Rene
     
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    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    :D I don't sell drugs, the drugs sell themselves lol.

    No seriously rene had it right, I work for precision drilling. We do oil/gas exploration for the big companies (shell, conoco, etc) I break my body for them and they cut me a half decent check. I work 12 hour days for literally weeks straight with no time off. the overtime is where its at.

    Lol no more bolt linkage for me, I have hydro clutch now :p:

    I'll have to post up the replies to any questions a little later. I'm just about to run out the door. I'll also post up some more details on the truck and its build. For now enjoy the pics :waytogo:

    Later
    ~Max
     
  15. Paxx

    Paxx 1/2 ton status

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    yeah its at NWF, and the hairy guy is jordan lol. He's not with NWF anymore though. He sold his share of the company. His replacements name is Mike. Great guy and excellent fabricator.
     
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    that is a wicked ride you have.
     
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    how much lift are you going to end up with? looks sweet
     
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    :eek1: :eek1: :eek1: Sweet build.
     
  20. supersize75k5

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    what if anything are you doing for bead locks?

    I am torn, I feel the h1 is cheap and avilable, but the tire choice future seems a little bleek..

    the h1 17's are out there but to bead lock them is spendy, thoughts?
     

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