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Old 12-06-2007, 12:20 PM
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x2, happy customers make happy builders :-)
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:23 AM
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I dunno what happened to the other posts.


Got the tilt bed finished up. Use Energy Suspension bump stops as adjusters, so it works like a hood does. And use a universal bear claw latch from FBI. And I used a hood pull from an 80s fullsize Bronco, because the part you pull on looks cool and will fit well under the seat. They hinge at the back with a .75" aluminum pillow block with a brass bushing inside. Nice and smooth.







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Old 12-17-2007, 09:18 AM
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The missing posts were most likely from after Dec 9th. After the server crash, they used a Dec 9th back up file. Anyway...

One of them was mine, What size tubing are you using for the upper and lower link tubes? The lowers look smaller in diameter.

Your work is outstanding, what did you use to tilt the bed up and keep it up?
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:17 PM
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In that picture I have a C-clamp holding it to the garage door rail. It will get actuators as soon as they show up. They have been on backorder for about a month now. They need to be here within 5 days.



The lower link bars are mainly 1" .188 wall DOM. The part that attaches to the heim is 1.25" .188 DOM. The upper bars are 1.75 .120 wall tube, sleeved with 1.5" .120 wall tube. They needed to be larger to support the weight of the back of the vehicle.
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:21 PM
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must be nice to work on vehicles that fit in your garage as opposed to the out i the super nice weather we are having this week.
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:35 PM
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Yeah I hate the rain. I heard its supposed to rain all week too. Weak. I had to move the whole truck forward about 6 inches so it would fit in the garage with the bed on. I welded 3 jacks to the frame and rolled it. Lol.
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:51 PM
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luckily the doors i'm working on are an "in garage" project...i'd rather be in the rain...haha
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:45 PM
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"in an erie voice".....you're getting tired...very tired of the project...

u went from these welds....
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:49 PM
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hahahahaha, i noticed the lack luster welds myself but was going to bite my tongue...now that the word is out...WHAT THE HELL....hahahha
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:23 AM
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You should have seen the position I was in while welding that. I can't reach the latch from the top of the truck with the bed on, and I had to mock them up while under the truck, and guess where I was aiming. The ones on the inside look good though, since I was able to lift the bed off afterwards... I'm not too worried about it. I hate welding to sheetmetal anyways.




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Old 12-18-2007, 02:57 AM
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i pretty much hate sheetmetal in general
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:35 AM
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don't worry twisted....we've seen your work....it's all in good fun!!! just a little poke!
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:46 PM
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I'll probably redo those now though. Lol.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:51 PM
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I'll probably redo those now though. Lol.

just spray paint them black...nobody will notice
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:42 AM
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I have 3 different size bushings, and no tubing to fit them.... Doh. I need to bore out some 1.5" tube tomorrow. If only it was actually .1875 wall like its supposed to be, and not .200 the bushings would have fit perfect...
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:57 AM
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i hate it when bushings don't fit!
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:32 PM
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I didn't comment on the pics of the powdercoating, and you can't see them now, but that looked sick!

I am not too big a fan of slammed trucks, but this will look hot when it's done. Keep up the awesome work, and show us more, lol!
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:43 AM
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Thanks!


Triangulated lower control arms, and cut 1.25" off the top of the arm and plated with 3/16" plate to lower the bag down.




Unfortunately, the suspension is still about 1.5" away from laying on the new tires. The upper bag mount is just not set up right, which I did not do BTW. I will probably be redoing the front bag mounts after Reso. They are a little haggard.
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Old 12-22-2007, 03:18 AM
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Frame horns are dropped.


Yes its braced.

Replacement core support is welded on.

And clearanced for 18s.


So is the passenger side of the firewall.

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Old 12-22-2007, 12:50 PM
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all of this work and he's not even putting "dubs" on it?!?!?
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