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Old 02-11-2013, 04:19 PM   #51
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Any details you could share on this one?
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Dropmember front and Rear systems for 47-55 First Series.

We are currently prototyping the Extreme Front and Rear with Air and a coil-over version as well.

Hoping the trailing arms will work on both versions out back.... not quite there yet.

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:14 PM   #52
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Dropmember front and Rear systems for 47-55 First Series.

We are currently prototyping the Extreme Front and Rear with Air and a coil-over version as well.

Hoping the trailing arms will work on both versions out back.... not quite there yet.

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Uhmm.... Ok, I figured that much out. I was wondering if these will also be C10 based (spindles, brakes, a-arms)?
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Uhmm.... Ok, I figured that much out. I was wondering if these will also be C10 based (spindles, brakes, a-arms)?
They will be C10 based in regards to spindles and brakes. They will be similar to our 55-59 kits, but with a narrower trac-width.

Geeez Scoti... be specific with your questions next time! LOL
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:22 PM   #54
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They will be C10 based in regards to spindles and brakes. They will be similar to our 55-59 kits, but with a narrower trac-width.

Geeez Scoti... be specific with your questions next time! LOL
Thank you sir. Already helping a buddy w/a parts list for his 52. This would be a nice addition...
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #55
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Nate posted some pics of that new version installed, damn I can't wait!!! Come on tax return...
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Thats gonna look so good on the dually!! I can't wait!!
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Thats going to look good on my 68 as well, I just ordered mine yesterday and can't wait for it to come in either.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:16 PM   #58
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Looks like a cheese slicer.

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Looks like a cheese slicer.

Anyone know what it weighs?
Cheese slicer? Maybe if you look at it long enough.... sometimes it's hard for people to break out of the "box tubing" and recognize innovation when they see it.

I know what it weighs.
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Looks tough to me, I'm glad I ordered it
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:42 PM   #63
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Cheese slicer? Maybe if you look at it long enough.... sometimes it's hard for people to break out of the "box tubing" and recognize innovation when they see it.

I know what it weighs.
Are you going to use this innovative technique and get rid of the box tubing on your other products too? I'm not against change, just curious.

How much does this weigh compared to one of your other drop members?
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Looks like a cheese slicer.

Anyone know what it weighs?
I know Nate said it was close to the same, maybe slightly lighter than the V3. I think it looks beefy as hell and that is what I'm all about. I like the tube version of the DM, but the OG version and this version are my favorite.

The OG version with the boxed steel is just pure handmade craftsmanship and an amazing bit of engineering on Nate's part years ahead of everyone else. I love the industrial look of the latests version.
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Are you going to use this innovative technique and get rid of the box tubing on your other products too? I'm not against change, just curious.

How much does this weigh compared to one of your other drop members?
This version weighs 3 pounds more than the round tube version and is 15lbs lighter than our original plate version.

We will not be using this "innovative technique" to get rid of the square tubing found in our front four link brackets nor the rectangular tubing found in our front frame rail sections for our 55-59 kits.

We will also continue to employ the use of round tubing found in many of our other products.

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Looks like a cheese slicer.

Anyone know what it weighs?
I thought the same but wasn't going to say it
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I'm not sure what you guys are using to slice your cheese....

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I prefer to cut mine!! ... I think the new DM looks killer, best one yet!!
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I'm not sure what you guys are using to slice your cheese....

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I prefer to cut mine!! ... I think the new DM looks killer, best one yet!!
That's not as efficient a design as PB's



Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying I don't like it, or it looks goofy. It's just different, that all. If it saves weight and offers better strength, I'm all for it.
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I'm not sure what you guys are using to slice your cheese....

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I prefer to cut mine!! ... I think the new DM looks killer, best one yet!!
Ok, how about the "business end" of a tomato slicer

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It's for making short work of Gophers. Slice and dice baby. Well at least the wheels will point the right direction, that's what matters to me.
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It's for making short work of Gophers. Slice and dice baby. Well at least the wheels will point the right direction, that's what matters to me.
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I don't know zoomin or bruce bruce and my impression may be incorrect, but from what i have seen them post in this and other related threads it is apparent they are very classy individuals. I would like to thank them for contributing so much to this discussion.
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I don't know zoomin or bruce bruce and my impression may be incorrect, but from what i have seen them post in this and other related threads it is apparent they are very classy individuals. I would like to thank them for contributing so much to this discussion.
What are you talking about?

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Nice workmanship on the line bending Keith!
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Congrats guys! Be sure to post up some pics when you get them.
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It may not be obvious looking at the pix, but there is a left side box and a right side box. If you order just one be sure to specify which one you want.
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I got one of these nifty little boxes from Porter Built and mounted it under the front driver side of the bed. The box holds the valves and extra cable. The tank is back in the spare tire area. Only the yellow wire (switched ignition) and the cable for the display go into the cab.

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Who was the vendor that came up with something like a drop down battery box? They aren't producing it yet, but it sure was slick.
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We are making them. Some pics are in the "Old Aux" thread.

I'm a PB customer. I have an order awaiting shipment from them right now as a matter of fact. What's your problem?




*edit* Maybe I misread what you meant. If so, I apologize.

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