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Old 07-21-2017, 07:11 PM   #51
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Re: Crossbreed

And almost forgot......

Got the next project already. Unfortunately whoever "restored" it last time was a little to fond of Bondo lol.
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:13 PM   #52
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And this one is another in my backlog.
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Old 07-21-2017, 09:38 PM   #53
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How did you make the Jig for the body? I am about to pull the body off mine soon and that looks like a good idea.

Did four years at Eustis, did not care for all the I-64 mess....

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Old 07-22-2017, 12:31 AM   #54
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Jig was pretty simple. Just 2 2x6s some leftover plywood and a hand full of carriage bolts.

Discussed it a little more in the link below but I pretty much just threw it together using leftovers stuff I had laying around.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...&postcount=449

I live about 15 minutes from eustis and work at the shipyard.... Don't care much for the area myself. Would like to head out west to get away from this horrible humidity.

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Old 07-22-2017, 12:57 AM   #55
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Out west is where it is at...I love Sierra Vista, not oven hot like Tucson or Phoenix, just got to drive a little to get what I need.

Im going to shoot some skin or raptor on my under carriage.

That jig is just the ticket I needed...

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71 GMC 1500 Sierra Grande 350/700R4 3.42 rear, Tilt, Power windows, Custom Seats, Torque Thrust II's, Serpentine Set-up w/AC. Reframed Coils and Trailing Arms, 4 inch ECE drop. 4 Wheel Disks. Repainted with my own hands and it looks Freaking Sweet....

70 Suburban Former military GSA truck,,still solid as a rock! Its starting,,,350/700R4 3.42 rear, Dodge seats.

72 Chevy Blazer 4X4, Sloppy Jo, Mountain Climber...Wife says no more trucks. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=707378

72 GMC 1 Ton Motor Home, wife said no more trucks until she saw this one.....

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Old 07-22-2017, 10:28 PM   #56
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I like the raptor liner for the undercarriage. Easy to get different textures with it so you can dial it in to fit your preference. I don't think I'd ever use it for it's intended purpose as a bed liner though. Seems to hard and slick for that.
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Old 07-23-2017, 08:38 PM   #57
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I like the raptor liner for the undercarriage. Easy to get different textures with it so you can dial it in to fit your preference. I don't think I'd ever use it for it's intended purpose as a bed liner though. Seems to hard and slick for that.
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71 GMC 1500 Sierra Grande 350/700R4 3.42 rear, Tilt, Power windows, Custom Seats, Torque Thrust II's, Serpentine Set-up w/AC. Reframed Coils and Trailing Arms, 4 inch ECE drop. 4 Wheel Disks. Repainted with my own hands and it looks Freaking Sweet....

70 Suburban Former military GSA truck,,still solid as a rock! Its starting,,,350/700R4 3.42 rear, Dodge seats.

72 Chevy Blazer 4X4, Sloppy Jo, Mountain Climber...Wife says no more trucks. http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=707378

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Old 07-28-2017, 05:52 AM   #58
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Making a little more progress. Took the front axle apart and stripped and painted it. Same for the springs and shackles and I replaced the bushings with some red poly ones from
prothane. I also started mocking up the rear axle. Almost have a rolling chassis again.
What kind of paint did you use on the front axle, shafts, etc? Looks great and nice build.
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:24 PM   #59
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The axles and shafts never actually got "paint". I liked the flat black look of the epoxy primer so I stopped right there.
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:35 PM   #60
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I attempted to move the truck under its own power for the first time in over a year. Didnt move far as the HMMWV wheels are rubbing on the tie rod ends. Not sure what I'm going to do about it yet. Wheel spacers are the easy fix.

The stock rod ends we're replaced with some 7/8" heim joints before I got it so the taper in the knuckles has already been drilled out for a 3/4" bolt. The 7/8" rod ends are 2" in diameter. I could step down to 3/4" heims (1.75" diameter) and gain 1/8" of clearance but I don't think it would be enough. 5/8 heims are only 1.5" which would probably do it but I think they are a little too small. If I run spacers I'll have to get some longer wheel studs because they are barely flush with the lug nuts as is.

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Old 08-10-2017, 11:58 PM   #61
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Got the steering issues worked out, pretty much had to redo all the po's work..

Decided to run wheel spacers for now. Ended up using a set of the adapter type, 1.5" up front and 2" in the rear.

Since I got the clearance I needed I drilled the knuckles out using a 7/8 step bit and used some tapered bushings from barnes to convert back to tie rod ends instead of heim joints. The heims we're 7/8-14 tpi vs the tie rod ends 7/8-18 tpi so I had to cut off the tie rod tube ends and weld on new ones with the correct thread.
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