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Old 05-04-2007, 08:56 PM   #101
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SHE'S ON THE GROUND!!!!! The frame is about 1.5 inches of the ground. The whole truck is resting on the driveshaft loop crossmember. I'm pretty happy with it. Feels good to see it after being on jackstands for what feels like an eternity.











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Old 05-04-2007, 09:31 PM   #102
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Wheeeee...

Are you missing the washer and nut for the upper and lower arms? Or have you simply not installed them yet? This hardware was left out of my kit... and it took over a year (and with PB's help) to get them.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:43 PM   #103
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I have them. I just haven't put them on yet.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:30 PM   #104
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Now it's really starting to come together! Looks great!
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Old 05-05-2007, 09:40 PM   #105
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looking good jlaird. what are you doing for steering stops???
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Old 05-05-2007, 10:06 PM   #106
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looking good jlaird. what are you doing for steering stops???
I didn't know I needed them. Once I get the steering back together, I'll figure that out. One thing that I'm a little worried about is the tire to firewall clearance. Are there any issues with a 29-30" tire and hitting the firewall when turning? I'm not at the point where I can definitely check, but it seems like there would be.
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Old 05-05-2007, 10:10 PM   #107
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Re: progress pics

Nathan will probably chime in if he gets on tonight but I'm planning on running a 275/45x20 which is 29.7" tall.

Nathan said I wouldn't have "any" clearance problems at ride height.

He said the only problem I would ever have is if I wanted to drive it around at a show with it down REAL low and then it would just be a much decreased turning radius.
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Old 05-05-2007, 10:16 PM   #108
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man that looks killer i like it
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I didn't know I needed them. Once I get the steering back together, I'll figure that out. One thing that I'm a little worried about is the tire to firewall clearance. Are there any issues with a 29-30" tire and hitting the firewall when turning? I'm not at the point where I can definitely check, but it seems like there would be.
I know this is an issue with a stock crossmember... don't know how close you'll actually be. It shouldn't be an issue at ride height. BabyBlueOval is going with a Dropmember... which has compensated for this clearance issue by moving the wheel centerline forward.
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Ooops!

Thanks for catching my oversight. I forgot you weren't using the dropmember.

I'm glad you did chime in Nathan.
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Old 05-05-2007, 10:56 PM   #111
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man, a dropmember would make so many issues just go bye bye!
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man, a dropmember would make so many issues just go bye bye!
Didn't we talk a few months back????
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Old 05-06-2007, 08:36 AM   #113
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yup, but funds are kinda tight these days...
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AHH come on NATE just give him one, you have plenty!!!
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:33 PM   #115
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looks good how much drop do you have in the spindle?
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:33 PM   #116
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Are you missing the washer and nut for the upper and lower arms? Or have you simply not installed them yet? This hardware was left out of my kit... and it took over a year (and with PB's help) to get them.


anybody know how tight those nuts should be????
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Old 05-06-2007, 11:01 PM   #117
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spindle is a 3" DJM drop spindle
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Old 05-07-2007, 09:24 AM   #118
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anybody know how tight those nuts should be????
No, but they're jamb nuts, so I just cinched them down to about the 20 ft/lb range (guesstimate-- I wasn't using a torque wrench). I'm also still one nut short (well... the truck arms are one nut short. I'm fully stocked ).
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jack it up and lets see some ride height pics
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Old 07-22-2007, 04:21 AM   #120
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what are your plans for the gas tank now that you have the tanks located there?
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:16 PM   #121
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what are your plans for the gas tank now that you have the tanks located there?
I'm leaving the tank in the cab for now.
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:07 PM   #122
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Heres a couple new pics:






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Old 08-27-2007, 08:12 PM   #123
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nice!!!!
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:12 PM   #124
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Jlaird, I think I see a Porterbuilt dropmember in your near future. I just installed mine, I highly recommend it. Great quality.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:32 PM   #125
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Jlaird, I think I see a Porterbuilt dropmember in your near future. I just installed mine, I highly recommend it. Great quality.
It's been very hard to resist, TRUST ME!
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