85 K5 Build (What to do this summer...)

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    I just click the upload file or photo and on my computer it takes me right to my pictures folder then I click the picture and when the thumbnail pops up I click the Image button and it adds it to the post. Same thing basically on my android based phone. I haven't had any issues. It's the easiest way I've found. Oh and welcome to the group, sounds like you have a good start to work off of. Post some specs on what you are working on also.
     
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    Thanks man! It's a pretty basic truck with origional half ton axles and limited slip in the rear. 35 in Mickey Thompson Baja Claws on centerline wheels. Rancho shocks, 350 small block, 4 speed auto, focal audio stereo. I don't have a premium account maybe thats why I cant do anything but embed. also how do I create a photo album
     
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    I have built my own sway bar disconnects, light bar mounts, rock sliders, did some fender trimming and will be building a cage next week
     
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    Welcome! I use photobucket for my pictures, then link them here.

    Looking forward to seeing it!
     
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    Subscribed, looking forward to a visual representation of above claims though
     
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    Here are some pictures the first one is the most recent. I just finished the new lightbar mounts tuesday

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    I like your rock sliders, can you add some pics of the mounts going to the frame?
     
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    I copied ORD swaybar disconnects by using hitch pins from lowes, steel bushings, and 1/4 inch thick x 2 inch wide mild steel.

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    Welcome to CK5! Looks like a good clean start, the soft top looks good also
     
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    I struggled on whether to mount them to the frame or to the body. Ultimately I would like to tie them into the body with bushings to make them extra secure. I welded the plates directly to the frame which was tricky because of all the curves

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    Looks pretty similar to how my sliders are mounted. Stiffened the frame up significantly as well.
     
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    I want to build a cage next week and was wondering if any of you had any input on what you did and what materials were used. I was thinking something like this

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    I used 1-3/4 .120 wall DOM. A lot of guys have used HREW also. Depends on the type of wheelin you will do.
     
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    The soft top is built out of 1in SCH 40 PVC and a Harbor Freight 9 x 12 Ft. Canvas Drop Cloth. I got the idea from Knottyrich


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    I am thinking I will use HREW because I don't intend to ever really need it and DOM is double the price. Also did you tie it into the frame/use bushings or did you just mount it to the body. (pictures would be great)
     
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    I have yet to tie into my frame (insert BS excuses). I intend to mount direct to the frame. No bushings. There are plenty of threads in here that the bushing, or no bushing debate was made. @Deuling @Kay86K5 are 2 good threads to look into. You can also scan my thread in my signature below if you'd like.
     
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    I also put a switch panel and air tank gauge in where the old radio was. The stereo was relocated to the headliner and i built a custom box. I have an alpine head unit with a arc audio 6ch amp, focal speakers, and a kicker sub

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    Thanks I think i will be the same way with saying I am going to tie it into the frame. I have a sub woofer in the way of where my roll cage needs to go so I have to figure that one out. Thinking about bending it around the sub box

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    That headliner box will be in the way too if you do a cage in the cab at all.
     

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