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Old 02-19-2018, 10:06 AM   #76
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Re: Project: Fun Daily Driver (Plus New QA1 Coil-Over Suspension!!!)

Awesome progress and choice on the rack and pinion.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:27 AM   #77
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killer progress on this truck. All-in to see more. Great products being used. Kinda reminds me of a mish-mash of the parts used across the Roadkill/Engine Masters/Hot Rod Garage shows. Will be nice to see them used on an every day truck.
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:38 PM   #78
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killer progress on this truck. All-in to see more. Great products being used. Kinda reminds me of a mish-mash of the parts used across the Roadkill/Engine Masters/Hot Rod Garage shows. Will be nice to see them used on an every day truck.
Thanks Robbie - Truth be told the only new parts are drivetrain and steering related.

I've been fairly quiet about it, but this truck was the development truck for the new QA1 suspension. Here is a shot of one of the first setups on the road back in 2017. Working at QA1 was an ideal opportunity to test this system and implement changes in real time. Since the truck is daily driven (and will continue to be), I would come to work in the morning with feedback. Engineering would evaluate and make adjustments as needed and I would drive it home and take notes again. Many others critiqued and contributed as well. Many with very diverse backgrounds in asphalt and dirt circle track racing, street rodders, drag racers and a host of other C10 enthusiasts. There is a big group of C10 guys at QA1, and all of our voices were heard. This continual critiquing continued for many months and many thousands of miles. In the end this real-time feedback led to a fantastic system designed around the wants and needs of a C10 enthusiast with unique features peppered in from other disciplines. I'm pretty excited about it!

What will be installed this winter is a fresh production (non prototype) system. That spawned many of the "might as well" projects you see going on in conjunction.
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Old 02-21-2018, 03:09 PM   #79
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The UPS man is really starting to get to know me.
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Thanks Robbie - Truth be told the only new parts are drivetrain and steering related.

I've been fairly quiet about it, but this truck was the development truck for the new QA1 suspension. Here is a shot of one of the first setups on the road back in 2017. Working at QA1 was an ideal opportunity to test this system and implement changes in real time. Since the truck is daily driven (and will continue to be), I would come to work in the morning with feedback. Engineering would evaluate and make adjustments as needed and I would drive it home and take notes again. Many others critiqued and contributed as well. Many with very diverse backgrounds in asphalt and dirt circle track racing, street rodders, drag racers and a host of other C10 enthusiasts. There is a big group of C10 guys at QA1, and all of our voices were heard. This continual critiquing continued for many months and many thousands of miles. In the end this real-time feedback led to a fantastic system designed around the wants and needs of a C10 enthusiast with unique features peppered in from other disciplines. I'm pretty excited about it!

What will be installed this winter is a fresh production (non prototype) system. That spawned many of the "might as well" projects you see going on in conjunction.
Sounds like a fun job and a great way for the company to develop new products with real-time feedback. Very cool! Iím in to watch the progress.
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Old 02-21-2018, 06:02 PM   #81
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Gunna be really sweet!
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Old 04-01-2018, 03:38 PM   #82
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Updates?
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:50 PM   #83
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Hi everyone! Lots has been going on over the past couple weeks. I was able to get the new QA1 coil-over kit installed front and rear. It looks great, and I cant wait to get it on the road. Other things I've got done.

Engine and Gearstar 4L60E installed
Front clip back on
Attached rack to the steering column
Rear mounted battery box installed
Be Cool radiator and trans cooler installed
Cooler lines routed and installed
Bulkhead heater line fitting installed and plumbed
Wilwood brakes mocked up - Front
Quick Performance Ford 9" rear end painted and installed
New ground straps installed throughout the truck
Shift linkage hooked up to trans

There is still a lot to do, but on to the pictures...
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:53 PM   #84
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:55 PM   #85
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:57 PM   #86
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Believe it or not, I have even more photos
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Old 04-01-2018, 09:39 PM   #88
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I'm pretty sure know one here will complain about to many pictures. Truck is looking amazing with all those quality parts.
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Truck looks awesome! Sent you a pm with a question, didn't want to hijack the thread.
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Ya buddy! Looks killer Dave
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Old 04-03-2018, 09:16 AM   #92
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Thanks Seth. How are you liking your truck?
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Old 04-09-2018, 07:16 AM   #93
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Great build. The more pics, the better
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