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Old 01-13-2015, 03:02 AM   #76
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Re: Used Parts Build

Nice!
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:32 AM   #77
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Ever wonder what runs a heated paint booth?

Kinda hard to see but it gets up to 145 degrees. I was hanging out in there because it was so damn cold (for California...lol)

Back to the truck....I wasnt happy with the gaps on my truck. I could get the fender gaps right but then the cab was off. Got the cab to match then the front wouldnt. So.....off with the mounts:

Smoothed the weld for more clearance but decided to section the frame anyway:

Where the mounts needed to be


Cut lines

Cut

Sectioned 1/2'' and put it back with the new mount holes.

I'll clean it up and weld it back in later. I needed 3/16 of an inch to clear so I gave myself 1/2''. The mounts needed 5/8'' so I went with 7/8'' so I could adjust more if I needed to but everything should fit much better now.
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Old 01-26-2015, 05:38 PM   #78
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It takes a big ole gas line to run a big ole heater like that. Did one for a NASCAR race shop years ago.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:24 AM   #79
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Got a little work done today.



I don't like grinding welds down but the were interfering with my mounts.

Started to shorten them and drill new holes for the mounts but ended up needing to go back to work.
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:34 AM   #80
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Any progress is good progress right?

That came out ugly...

Little paint

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Old 02-09-2015, 03:35 AM   #81
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Slowly chipping away at stuff.

They really arent that bad just have ospho on them.

So much easier with the right tools

Have to pie cut the uppers



I didnt like the way the arms lined up after I pulled them together so I opened up the gaps and fit a piece of steel in there



Done

I didnt plan out my motor mount modification well enough and had to trim down the inside to fit the clam shell mounts.
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:27 AM   #82
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I cupped my 1/2 ton arms. I was tempted to just buy the conversion spindles but I didnt like the way I recessed the ball joints in my C20 arms (they sat in the arm and water would go right into the ball joint).





All burned in top and bottom. Now need to finish stripping them down and paint them.
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:17 PM   #83
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Them arms look good!
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:33 AM   #84
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Ever so slowly chipping away. I have been studying for a licensing exam which is taking up all my free time. Anyway...
Cheap amazon gun. Worked great for 20 bucks!

Painted



New bushings


Bad pic but I cant get the nuts any tighter to close up 1/8'' gap in the bushings

I ordered a couple new nuts to see if that fixes the problem.
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:52 PM   #85
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Looking Good, Glad to hear an update!
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:26 PM   #86
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Looking Good, Glad to hear an update!
Thanks. I am hoping once live slows down I will get more done on this thing....I just want to drive it at this point!
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Old 04-09-2015, 03:03 PM   #87
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Lot of work in that thing..sitting crazy low. I'm not going to ask how you passed smog with catless DP's on your Z33 in NorCal..lol
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Old 04-09-2015, 04:04 PM   #88
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Thanks. I am hoping once live slows down I will get more done on this thing....I just want to drive it at this point!
I completely understand..
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Old 04-09-2015, 05:11 PM   #89
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Lot of work in that thing..sitting crazy low. I'm not going to ask how you passed smog with catless DP's on your Z33 in NorCal..lol
I didn't. I swapped the cats back in before I smogged it. It was so loud I never put them back on after. It was louder than my big block with single stage flowmasters and 4 feet of exhaust.
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Old 04-11-2015, 10:51 PM   #90
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Picked up a Ford 9. It was supposedly rebuilt a year ago. I am going to have it torn down, inspected, and possibly shortened anyway. I wasn't planning on getting it but my neighbor was selling it so why not.

So here is a new one….I started reassembling the front end and the shocks hit the crossmember.

These are rear shocks (I haven't ordered the fronts yet, but even if they are thinner it won't work) anyone have this before? I am going from 3/4 to 1/2 ton and the control arm shafts are centered with the notches.
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Old 04-19-2015, 12:16 AM   #91
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Sometimes I start working and forget to check stuff along the way. Today was one of those days...
New shocks with some tabs I ordered awhile back:

I trimmed the back of the crossmember

Ground a grove in the seam and welded it up:

Mocked up the shock (anyone notice my screw up?):

Bam! Tabs welded on:

Plenty of extension for lift:

Problem was that they hit the upper control arm....ugh
So I cut them off, cleaned them up, and redid everything again....

Here is my next problem. Control arm shaft hits the crossmember.

I know I have one shim in and will problem need more but I figured I'd grind back the crossmember a hair so I could adjust them if needed.
Tomorrow I will clean and paint up all the paint I removed.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:27 AM   #92
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Nice truck man.. and nice work on all of that suspension.
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:23 PM   #93
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Were the green upper a arms extended?
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Old 04-20-2015, 07:38 PM   #94
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Started to clean out all the seam sealer and suface rust out of the cowl seam. It doesn't look too bad so I don't think I will need to cut out and replace any metal. Then I did a bit of painting

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Old 04-20-2015, 07:41 PM   #95
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Nice truck man.. and nice work on all of that suspension.
Thank you sir. I realized its been two years since I drove it. I need to get on it if I don't want it to be another two years...

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Were the green upper a arms extended?
Shortened actually. The green arms were my 3/4 ton arms. Did 7/8'' on the bottom and 1/2'' on the top. I plan to run a bit more back spacing on the wheels so I didn't shorten these ones.
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:16 PM   #96
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Been working on my metalworking skills. I wish I took the original picture. I was doing some heat shrinking. I made a softball sized dent in the fender. Here it is after a ton of heat shrinking:

After one more round and roughing out the dent:

Last night we were working on making new body lines. Here is a body line I made in a fender with a cold chisel:

One of the trucks from a guy in my class:
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:37 PM   #97
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Wish I could do body work, Nice truck your classmate has also.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:42 PM   #98
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Check out my thread on the car show my autobody school put on:

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Old 05-03-2015, 10:27 AM   #99
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Will def check that out.
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:58 PM   #100
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Hankster-It had a lot nicer of cars than I thought it would.

Anyway, havent had much time to work on the truck but was feeling guilty so I did more cleaning and painting (I hate that **** by the way):



I think the 4 link looks nice all painted and laid out

Ordered my drop spindles
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